Going from Karatu to Tarangire National Park, we stopped between Karatu and Mto Wa Mbu to shop for souvenirs at shop by the road side. Eric and Jakob bargained hard to get a good price from the shopkeeper. An hour later Leen got one of the same items for half the price from Mr. Cheap, a local boy from Mto Wa Mbu.
Tarangire National Park is etremely rich on elephants and we had quite a few close-up experiences with them.
It was very warm during the day, so we decided for afternoon relaxation and a later afternoon safari in the park.
On the way back to the lodge from the afternoon safari, we were stopped by a large elephant blocking the road. Not seeming to be going anywhere off the road any time soon, Moshi took the jeep in a large curve off road around the elephant.
Diner at the Sopa Lodge – probably one of the best places we’d been to during the entire safari.