Our Favorite Photos and Videos From 2018
We’re fortunate enough to bring a lot of skilled photographers and videographers on safari. The things these guests share with us are stunning.
So, we got together, scoured through hundreds of images and videos from the past year and picked out a few of our favorites. Enjoy!
The tallest mammal on Earth, the giraffe, will rarely sleep for more than five minutes at a time.
It’s not uncommon to catch a photo of an elephant munching on roughage. They can eat up to 300 pounds of food in a day.
Hippos don’t have much hair, but they do have collection of stiff whiskers across the muzzle.
A lion cub’s first catch after a successful hunt.
The dik-dik is one of the smallest antelope species in Africa. They’re also one of the few that often live in pairs rather than herds because they tend to mate for life.
There are five different species of baboons, all of which live in Africa and Arabia.
Roughly 1,000 mountain gorillas remain in the wild.
Hungry and desperate, Great Migration herds will risk crossing croc-infested waters for food, creating some of the most dramatic moments on the Serengeti.
As the green season ends and the grass turns dry and gold, herds move north for food and water.
The traditional robe worn by the Maasai is called a shuka.
Perhaps the rarest safari photo in this list – a group shot with Jane Goodall.
The Datoga do blacksmithing, taking the scrap metal they find and making useful items that can be traded with other villages.
A fun fact about Maasai children: they really enjoy Snapchat.
Thomson and FoTZC staff recently visited a few schools in Tanzania. Here’s one of their favorite photos from the trip.
Kilimanjaro, just a short distance from the equator, is one of the only places in Africa with glaciers.
Kilimanjaro encompasses three different volcanic cones – Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira.
The award for this year’s Best Summit Celebration goes to…
And the award for Best Rendition of Toto’s “Africa” During a Honeymoon goes to…
And here’s one of our all-time favorite videos from the trails of the Umbwe route.
The Nyumbas on the eastern edge of Ngorongoro Crater are a favorite among our guests.
But the tents with the best views are a little higher up.
Tanzania is home to perhaps the world’s most significant flamingo breeding ground – Lake Natron.
The lilac-breasted roller, Kenya’s national bird, is a common sight on safari.
The sunsets over the Serengeti are famous.
And, if you’re truly lucky, you might see something more magical on the horizon.