River Crossing


When crossing rivers in the Serengeti use caution. That tiny ripple in the distance is actually a drop off and we sunk hood-deep in the current as we crossed. We were the last to attempt it that particular day. You can use that little mirror on the left to get a sense of the depth.

7 responses

  1. Lindsay

    They tell you never to drive your car into a flooded roadway… Did you make it across?

    March 3, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    • We did make it with a little water dripping through the dashboard onto our feet. Those vehicles are made to do exactly that – ford streams and rivers, but we were getting close to the limit. In the Serengeti crossings are often necessary if you don’t want to spend the night in Lepoard country. You are right in reminding people never to attempt crossing flooded roads in normal vehicles.

      March 3, 2012 at 3:07 pm

  2. Kendra

    There is a very hippo-esque look to the car hood in the first one!

    March 3, 2012 at 4:24 pm

  3. Yikes, looks scary! I remember seeing trucks with snorkels in Australia:)

    March 3, 2012 at 8:39 pm

  4. Do you live there or was that just a fun trip?

    March 15, 2012 at 11:34 am

    • That was from a recent visit home. I spent my childhood in Tanzania.

      March 15, 2012 at 2:28 pm

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