Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal.

     Another one of those “I never knew it existed but now that I do I’m glad no one else does” kind of places. After an almost six-month drive from Istanbul, down trough the Sahara, than across the Sahara, than partially back up through the Sahara, Niokolo-Koba was basically our last stop before we ended our trip in Dakar.

     What an ending too, with fields full of animals, sunsets blazing with color, and a camping site up on the banks of the Gambia River. We would watch the monkeys play in the morning, watch hippos and search for lions in the afternoon, and than come down to a viewing hut in the afternoon to watch a virtual Garden of Eden type setting of animals under the setting sun. Perfect.

March 20, 2008


10 comments on “Niokolo-Koba

  1. Nice! Sounds like a pretty amazing trip. This is also a great picture of the sunset. Will you be posting more pictures of the trip?

  2. Amazing photo. You have been so many fabulous places. I love your blog beyond belief. It is perhaps the best travel one out there! Where do you live? It didn’t say much in your bio. Do you still travel a lot? Just curious. Always wondering about fellow bloggers!

  3. Hey John, another short but eye-catching post. Nice one! By the way, I’m going to Myanmar next January and I remember your memorable shots from Bagan and really wish to get such great photographs there 🙂

  4. Stunning sunset pic, Africa has the best. I love that you are doing a cross country trip across the Sahara. Someday I hope to go from Cape Town up through Namibia and then across to Mozambique and up to Kenya…. someday.

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