Mountain Village Resort, Arusha Tanzania

Mountain Village Resort Guest Quarters, Arusha, Tanzania

Nikon D300, 17-55mm @40mm


After over nighting in Amsterdam and again in Dar el Salaam, we made it to Mountian Village Resort just in time for lunch.   After lunch, I’ll be spending time with four safari-goers that have arrived two days early and getting all of my equipment ready.  Tonight I’ll be discussing how to configure your camera for safari as well as the pros and cons of various settings unique to the Nikon D300 and D90 such as selective and continuous focus, spot vs matrix metering, 3D focus tracking, depth of field controls and de-linking the focus from the shutter.  Tomorrow, we are off for a short mini-safari to Arusha National Park, home to the Colobus Monkey.  BTW, the name “colobus” means “mutilated one” and refers to the missing thumb. Later in the evening,  I’ll be linking up the the main body of the safari group as they arrive at the airport, then back to Mountain Village for a restful night with an exciting day greating us at sunrise.  After a healthy breakfast and a quick safari briefing, it’s off to Tarangire National Park where we  will search for the large Elephant heards that are resident to this area.  Rains have been somewhat below normal in this area, so the game viewing around the water’s edge should be great.

Cheers and happy photographing