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The African plains: A look through the lens

Apr 03, 2018 by Laura Barber

Ever since Dave and Deb of the Planet D cycled across Africa in 2008, the continent has been a special place to them. Here are some of the shots they captured during their return trip to the land of the Serengeti on our Tanzania Wildlife Safari.

Masai warriors

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Masai village

Here, we arrived to lively singing and dancing as the Masai men showed off their jumping skills—each man jumping higher than the next, trying to outdo one another.

Mother and baby cheetah

Photo credit: Dave and Deb ThePlanetD.com

Mother and cub

A gazelle walked right past these cheetahs on the hunt for breakfast, but the excited baby gave their location away by bounding out early after it. They missed out on a meal, but that didn’t seem to matter to them.

Iraqw village visit

Photo credit: Dave and Deb ThePlanetD.com

Iraqw village visit

There is nothing more uplifting when traveling than meeting children. They love it when you sit with them, show them photographs of themselves, and when you put yourself in the middle of them all. This group at the Iraqw village was no different.

Lion stalking prey

Photo credit: Dave and Deb ThePlanetD.com

Lion stalking its prey

We were watching a trio of male lions keeping their eyes on a herd of elephants. We took this shot as one of them broke away from his brothers and walked directly past our truck to sit beside a mound of long grass on the other side of the road.

Have you been on an African safari? Tell us about your favorite moments from tour in the comments!

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About the author | Laura Barber
It all began on a school trip to London in 7th grade. Since that first jaunt across the pond, Laura has been hooked on all things travel (and British for that matter). When she's not at work using her words to help people find their own adventures, she can be found running 5ks, refining her cribbage game, or rewatching The Office for the 100th time.

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