Just the Pictures (Tanzania) Beach near Paje on Zanzibar. A beached wooden trimaran. The wooden trimaran floating on the rising tide. Trail through the red mahogany trees in the Jozani Forest. Trail through the screw pine trees. Strangler ficus tree. Screw pine forest. Tree in the background brought down by a strangler ficus. More of the screw pine forest. Sykes monkey on a log. The Jozani forest. Spider in the forest. Red colubus monkey. Another red colubus monkey hanging out in a tree. Yet another red colobus monkey. Guava fruit. Boardwalk through the mangrove forest. The mangrove forest. Flowers with hornet nest behind it. Street in Stone Town. The beach next to Stone Town. Narrow alleyway in Stone Town. The Arab Fort (also known as the “Old Fort”). Entrance way in the Arab Fort. Inside the House of Wonders. Wooden trumpet. Painting of Sultan Seyyid Barghash bin Said. Shield made out of rhino hide. Doorway inside the House of Wonders. Dhow on display in the center of the House of Wonders. The House of Wonders seen from Forodhani Gardens. Canons pointing out to sea. Picture of Seyyid Seliman bin Ahmed, a former governor of Zanzibar. Decoration inside the palace. The state room inside the palace. Baraza Hall. Painting depicting the palace in Stone Town. Loveseat inside one of the domestic rooms in the palace. View of the ferry terminal from the palace. Looking through one of the windows inside the palace. The Sultana’s sitting room. The Old Dispensary in Stone Town. Kid drinking from a public water station in Stone Town. Shop inside Stone Town. Inside the building where the slaves were kept in the underground basement before being put up for auction. One of two underground rooms where slaves were kept before being put up for auction. The Anglican Christ Church Cathedral, built on the site of the former slave market. Stained glass inside the cathedral. The altar inside the Anglican Christ Church Cathedral, built in the exact spot of the former slave whipping post. The nave behind the altar inside the cathedral. Street in Paje. House in Paje. Paje, Zanzibar. Kites used for kite surfing. Cattle enjoying the beach near Paje. A kite surfer. My dinner of Swahili spicy rice with chicken and a Kilimanjaro beer. Machame Gate, one of several entrances to Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. Blue monkey eying hikers’ lunches. Cyathea ferns along the trail through the rainforest. Porters carrying their heavy loads up the trail. Moss covered trees in the rainforest. Trail through the heather forest. Chameleon. View of the mountainside and forests from Machame Camp. Machame Camp just after a rain storm. Machame Camp in the morning with a view of Kibo (the highest of three volcanic cones on Kilimanjaro). Porters hiking up the rocky trail through heather woods. Sunlight streaming through the trail. View of Shira peak (the smallest of three volcanic cones on Kilimanjaro). Stream along the trail. Trail through the moorland. Moss hanging off of the heather trees. Giant groundsel (senecio kilimanjari). Looking at the trail between Machame Camp and Shira Cave Camp. Moss covered trees, rocks, everything along the trail. A small stream’s waterfall. Three giant lobelia deckenii plants. Flowers in the moorland. Cloudy and wet trail through the moorland. Giant lobelia deckenii (left) and giant groundsel (right). Shira Cave Camp looking like “No Man’s Land”. My first really clear view of Mount Kilimanjaro, looking at Kibo. Kibo in the morning light, seen from Shira Cave Camp. Kibo seen from the trail. Splendid view of Kibo. Many rocks along the trail, looking up toward Kibo. Trail leading to Lava Tower. The western side of Lava Tower. The eastern side of Lava Tower. Stream through the rocks. Many giant groundsels in the moorland. A flowering giant groundsel. Another giant groundsel along the trail. Looking at the cloud covered moorland. Flowers along the trail. More giant groundsels in the moorland. Waterfall and stream next to the trail, on the way to Barranco Camp. Grass patch and more giant groundsels. Porters trekking through a forest of giant groundsels. One set of flowers on a thistle plant living, the other dying. Interesting-looking leaves found on this plant . . . whatever it is. Giant lobelia deckenii. Barranco Camp at night with Kibo in the background. White-necked raven. View from Barranco Camp in the morning. Mount Meru seen in the distance. Looking up at Kibo. Another view of Kibo seen on the trail from Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp. A clear and beautiful view of Kibo from the trail. Porters hiking along the trail. Mossy rocks and Kibo. Eroded streaks on the side of Mount Kilimanjaro. Trail through the high desert to Barafu Camp. Looking at Kibo from the high desert. Large flakes of rock. Set of three “Tourist Toilets” at Barafu Camp. View of Kibo from Barafu Camp. Looking back at the trail I had just hiked to reach Barafu Camp. Barafu Camp at night with Mawenzi peak in the distance (the second tallest volcanic cone on Kilimanjaro). Uhuru peak (5895 meters) on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest point. Furtwangler icefields seen from Uhuru peak. The sun rising, seen from Uhuru peak on the outer rim of Kibo. Closer view of the Furtwangler icefields. Looking at the inner ash pit of Kibo, seen from the rim of Reusch Crater. The Northern icefields on Kibo. Looking at the inner ash pit again from Reusch Crater. Sun rising over the Eastern icefields. Closeup of the Eastern icefields. One last view of Reusch Crater. Stella Point. Hikers returning from the summit. Looking at Mawenzi peak on the return to Barafu Camp. Looking back at the rocky and dusty trail up to Kibo. Barafu Camp seen in the distance. Descending through the high desert, returning to vegetation. Trail through heathers with hanging moss. Interesting flowers found on the trail. Looking out at the heather forest. Protea kilimandscharica. Nicely constructed stone trail through the woods. The trail near Mweka Camp. One last view of Kibo, seen through the forests south of Mweka Camp. Trail through the mossy forest, on the way to Mweka Gate. Streams of morning sunlight passing through the moss covered forest. Pink flower found in the rainforest. Mountain gladiolus. Back in the rainforest on Kilimanjaro. Trail through the rainforest. Looking up at the trail in the rainforest’s canopy. Lush vegetation inside the rainforest. Very tall cyathea ferns along the trail. Splendid flower near Mweka Gate. Mweka Gate. Dirt road trail through Lake Manyara National Park. Velvet monkeys. Zebras on the plains; the two together are keeping a 360-degree lookout for predators. More Zebras in the open fields by Lake Manyara. Six hippos in the distance. Baboons coming out on to the road. Closeup of a baboon. More baboons. An impala. Elephant walking right next to our safari vehicle. Zebras and giraffes. Velvet monkey in a tree. Hildebrandt’s Starling. Sausage tree (Kigelia). A warthog. Dik-dik (a small antelope in the genus Madoqua). Baboons by a roadside stream. Closeup of a male baboon sitting on a rock. Mr. and Mrs. Obama gift shops found on the road to the Serengeti. View of Ngorongoro Crater. Marabou stork. A Masai village seen from the road. Wildebeests taking part in their great migration. The gateway to Serengeti National Park. More migrating wildebeests. Gazelles. View of gazelles and a cheetah with five cubs – this is the best my camera can do; so if you can’t see them, take my word for it that they’re there. Three young lions (two males and one female). Gloriosa (or “Flame Lily”) flowers. View from Naabi Hill. Agama lizard. Elephant in the Serengeti. Hyena. The sun setting over the Serengeti. Buffalo. Sun rising over the Serengeti. A group of nineteen lions lying around, just before their failed buffalo hunt. A dik-dik standing under the tree. Gazelles laying beside a pond. Elephants feeding on grass. Elephant with a dopey look walking by. More elephants in the Serengeti. Cheetah laying on a termite mound. Four giraffes. Safari vehicles parked on the side of the road to view lions walking by. Nile crocodile by the water. Male lion laying in the grass. Lioness taking an interest in us. Many bird nests up in a tree. Rain falling on the Serengeti. Male lion walking by. A different male lion leaping over the water along the road. The “Great Wildebeest Migration” – one of the “Seven Wonders of Africa”. More of the wildebeest migration. View of the sunlit Serengeti with many animals seen merely as dots in the distance. Wildebeests grazing. More wildebeests and other animals – this photo doesn’t even begin to capture how many animals were out there, and as far as the eye could see. Zebras. Another Masai village. Trees and plants along the road up to the hilltop campsite in Ngorongoro. Elephants feeding on trash at the hilltop campsite in Ngorongoro. Ngorongoro Crater seen from the campsite. Wildebeests inside Ngorongoro Crater. Gazelles. Zebras inside Ngorongoro Crater. A Thomson gazelle running along. Pond inside Ngorongoro Crater. Ostriches. Two hyenas laying on the right and one standing on the left. Hippos in a pond. More hippos inside a pond. Zebras marching through flowers. Buzzard standing on top of his kill. Buzzard flying away with his kill. Elephants in Ngorongoro Crater. Elephant feeding on a bush. Bull elephant walking by. One last view of Ngorongoro Crater. Safari vehicles stopped at a roadside souvenir shop. Two warthogs in Tarangire National park. Elephants in Tarangire. Two young elephants play-fighting. Baobab tree (Adansonia digitata). Tarangire River. Infant monkey clinging to his mother and suckling her teat. Velvet monkey sitting on top of a safari vehicle. A dark male giraffe in Tarangire. Two impalas. Elephant feeding on grass. Baboons by the Tarangire River. Elephant herd moving toward a waterhole. Termite mound in Tarangire. Elephant stuffing his fat face. Huts nearby Tarangire National Park. Mount Meru seen from the road to Arusha. Mount Kilimanjaro seen from the flight to Nairobi.