Tanzania 2008: Lions Lions Lions

Kirawira has been an incredible home base for our photography in this region of the Serengeti. It is wild, free and without fences. We must be escorted from our tent to the dining lodge before dawn, and escorted back to our tent after dusk. Armed with flashlights and pistols, our escorts remind us that lions, leopard, hyena and Cape buffalo roam  freely  throughout the lodge.

Our meals are prepared with great artistry. Multi-course feasts served on fine china begin slowly and end with a flourish. The staff at Kirawira is attentive, generous, informative and always wear and infectious smile.

Our days in Kirawira begin with a game drive at 6:30 - 7:00 a.m., we return to lunch at the lodge at 1:30, and are back in the trucks from 3:30 to dusk. Park rules require that we be out of the park by sundown. It assumed that the only vehicles in the park at night belong to poachers... I am told that you do not want to be accused of being a poacher in the Serengeti!

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