Photo Diary: Animal Spotting & Safari Fun

Jambo! I’m still in Tanzania and am having the best time… In case you missed my previous updates, click here to check out my first recap and here for my last photo diary. Anyway, here are some photos I took from the past few days…

Still on safari…and what’s this?! Elephant tracks.


Well hello there!


I spy with my little eye…


This makes more sense if you know that we were at an elephant orphanage…


Here kitty kitty…


A baby Z!


Still on safari!


Just “lion” around…


I hope you’re enjoying these photo diaries. Let me know if I should keep posting them in the comments below.

Also, what animal would you be most excited to see in the wild?

I was pretty stoked when we spotted all of the lions…

XO Lauren

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  • Michelle LaPorte
  • Kattyislove

    Definitely keep posting the photo diaries!


    This all looks so fun!! I’d be excited and nervous to see any of these animals in person.

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  • Megan M

    OMG LOVE THEM!!! Please keep posting the photos!

  • Ben van Flijken

    Really cool impressions!

  • krisss

    ooooh i LOVE today’s post!!! those bracelets and the orphans:D and the lion, rawrr, and you look very cute with ur hat 😛

  • Megan Vickers

    Love these photos! Keep ’em coming! :)

  • Renee Herrera

    Love this! Please keep posting!

  • Kellie Norton

    Oh please keep posting!! These are so fun :-) I’d love to see an Elephant because they are definitely my favorite animal! But also I’d love to see a lion because it’d be kinda exhilarting to see such a powerful animal in its natural habitat (not behind a fence, so therefore he can eat you) :-) enjoy the rest of your trip!!

  • Kristi Meier

    would love it if you kept posting updates from Tanzania, makes me want to go visit

  • Lupsie

    Lauren, this is the most amazing photo diary ever! It makes me want to book a trip to Tanzania asap! Thank you for posting these awesome pictures! I’m going to post a photo diary of my California trip!

  • Melissa Panici

    YES! Please keep posting these! I love all of the animals you are seeing. You must be having the best time ever! I really want to go to Tanzania now:) I absolutely love Giraffe’s so I would be excited to see those! A bear would be so cool as well to see in its natural habitat. Thanks so much for sharing Lauren!

  • Karleigh Sergio

    Love them and keep posting! I would go crazy if I saw an elephant!

  • Shawn Casement

    Please do, Nice break in my day! Great Pic’s :)

  • Tiffani Stuart

    Lions & Giraffe’s are definitely my favorite… but I’d also love to see some wild elephants… that would amaze my socks off!

  • Maureen Feltz

    yes, keep the photo diaries coming, love them! Looks like you’re having a great time :)

  • Elisee prummel

    I love those pictures, thank you for share this pics with us!

  • Janice Campbell

    Yes please keep posting the photo diaries. It’s fun to look at the world through someone else’s pictures :)

  • samantha crowe

    Please do keep posting pictures! I am dying to go on a safari!

  • Mcak

    Yes keep sharing the photos! I love photography and especially love photos that include nature. I would like to see an elephant in the wild, that would be pretty amazing.

  • Sabrinchen

    Hey Lauren,

    I really enjoy looking at the pictures you take in Tanzania! Hope you have a great time!

  • daniella

    Hey… love the photo diaries. Wish i was as good at taking pics so i could do the same. Def gonna try for my upcoming vacation. Tanzania looks awesome!! would LOVE to see a giraffe or elephant (fav aminals ever!!)

  • Sung-Yeh Nordquist

    Yes please! I love these fresh photo diaries! :-)

  • Diamenrose

    i think you shouldn’t stop with your exciting photo diaries. And i think it might be exciting to see a pantha —- I’m soo glad that you went to Tanzania. There arent always these negative stereotypical views of Africa there are also positiv ones…

  • Kelly Kjenner

    Loving the entries, pretending I’m there too. Enjoy!

  • Kelby Peachey

    How is it you look so gorgeous on a safari? I do hope you explain when you return. :) Yay for Baby Zebra’s and yay for these photo diaries!! Keep them coming!! :)

  • Petra Zeller

    So beautiful photos :) it looks amazing

    xoxo, Petra Check out the Easter wreath 😉

  • Agata Kalinowska

    Please do keep posting ! These posts are my favourite!

    If i saw a lion, I would have to pat it. But I guess it would be this only one time, because he would eat me. I’ll stick with my ‘lions’ :)

  • fashionsontop

    Love all the pictures! You should defiantly keep sharing photo diaries!

  • Chen Ben-Shoshan

    I absloutly loveee all the pics! looks like a great trip!

  • Marija Gjurchinovska

    The photos are awsome! I loooooove lions! Keep with this stuff 😉 <3

  • Danny

    definitely keep up with the posts! love them!



  • Shellz

    Im glad you’re enjoying your trip! Nice pics..


  • Natasha Neye-Williams

    Cheetah, especially in a chase would be the ultimate sighting!

    I get the opportunity to go to South Africa for 2 weeks with my BSc Zoology course however its far too expensive for me at the moment. Not to worry, will end up out there working once I have finished university working with the big cats! :)

  • Lot Franken

    Wow, it really lookt gorgeous Lauren! It seems to me wonderfull to be so close to such an exotic animal. So jealous! Enjoy the rest of your trip xx

  • Stacy H.Costello

    i would be excited to see a lion..OMG that will be awsome…

  • Elena Wilde

    i just love the photo diaries, so please keep posting them! and enjoy africa:)


  • Winnie

    Yes! Please keep posting. That way we can live vicariously through you. It looks so fun!!

  • Imke Sickert

    please keep posting pictures, i really enjoy them!!

  • Brooke Corbin

    Lion and Elephants!!! for sure!

  • Niamh C

    Please do keep posting the diaries, love them! Love the Zebra too! (=

  • kate mair

    I agree, please continue to post them, they are fantastic and the comments are so fun!

  • Brooke Miller

    Please keep posting the photo diaries! They are so fun!

  • Lauren Denomme

    Lauren, this is so cool! please keep posting the diaries :) your pictures are amazing!

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  • sofis

    i love your updates!

  • Jennifer Sellen

    oh wow… seeing these photos makes me want to go to Africa. I was never interested in going but now it sounds and looks cool. Especially going on the safari and seeing all the animals!

  • polinka

    Love those photo diaries!!! Those are my favorite posts! Please please please keep those posts coming :)

  • Kristen H

    The pictures are amazing… Definitely keep posting. I’d really love to see a giraffe…

  • Lauren Paltrow

    love those pics!! i’d like to see hippopotamus…

  • diana

    This is one thing that I love about you Lauren, you make us feel apart of your life. Keep em’ coming!

    With that said…YES, continue to share your memories with us.

    Thank you.

  • Michelle Elford

    Yes! Please keep sharing!! I love seeing your pictures! I just love looking at people’s trip pictures!

  • Lindsey Christopher

    Probably an elephant, just because they are so massive.

    And yes, PLEASE continue the photos! They are great!

  • jackie

    I would like to see a monkey. I mean who wouldn’t? I love love to see the pictures of Tanzania. Amazing.

  • Larissa Wilhelm

    These are awesome pics! I’m so jealous and hopefully one day I’ll be able to go on a safari! Love the photo diaries! Thanks Lauren!

  • Ashley Mwape

    Please keep posting! My husband is from Zambia and I’m going in December! So, I love seeing these photos (especially the ones of the lions!).

  • Veronica Lopez

    That last picture of the lion is amazing! Hope to one day visit Africa.

  • Martin M

    I wish you so much fun in Africa sweet heart! Thanks for beeing such a style icon for me! So inspiring!!

  • Cindy Puckett

    Jambo Lauren, I’m loving seeing the photos. I recently joined the website so just learning that you are in Africa. I spent a month in Tanzania (Machamia/Moshi) a year ago and then a few months ago I went to Uganda on a Gorilla Trekking Safari. Gorilla trekking should be your next goal!

    Asante sana for the photos. Looking forward to your book signing in NYC next month.

  • Shannon T

    Please continue with the photo diary!! Ilove seeing the photos from Tanzania. I’m so jealous!

  • Claudia Merrill

    Cool photos. A zebra…they’re so awesome xx

  • Lisa

    I really love zebras, and yes I love the photo diarys!

  • Carla Salcedo

    Please keep posting!

  • charlie

    Great photos

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  • Jessica

    love these photo diaries, please keep posting! :)
    and i would love to see elephants and giraffes 😀

  • Stephanie Boeckmann

    Love the photo diaries! We are all living vicariously through you! Keem um coming :-) And thank you for sharing!!

  • Jenny van Iersel

    Ah men I’m so jealous, I would want to be there right now as well! I would LOVE to see a lioness/tiger or something fierce like that, a puma or something… (:

  • Leanne

    Elephants are so massive and really scary if you get too close!!!

    Love from South Africa

  • Ana Castilho

    The diary is amazing!

  • Emmeline Staelens

    I’m sooo jealous right now :p

    I’ve always wanted to go animal spotting in Africa… Hopefully I’ll do it once later :)

    But I have already sat on an elephant, maybe that counts for somethiing? xD

  • camila nieto diaz

    Love these photos diaries. I love the lions!


  • juliana aguirre

    how is done so that the photos look in that color? or is a special camera?

  • ana mantovani

    Hope your having a lot of fun, the photos look amazing!

  • Eliza Zamora

    cutteee the pics look awesome <3

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  • Jess Masse

    You’re so lucky! I’d llooooveee to go there! The pictures are alll soo awesome! I zebra is so cute! And the bracelets I reallly like!!!

  • mayt

    i would love to see an elephant! i love them!!!

  • Hannah Lee

    YES PLEASE! Keep ’em coming so we can live vicariously through you 😛

    & I can’t wait til the day that I can see HIPPOS in real life! My favorite <3

  • Christina Greiner

    Gorilla !!

  • Emma Fox
  • Alexandra Dadisman

    Definitely keep doing photo diaries! They are my favorite posts you do! Also, I’d love to see either an elephant or a girafe. Both are so different and beautiful…


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  • Miladies bpeinternational

    It must be super cool :)

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  • Stefania Vergara

    killer whalee!! love theem <3

  • Elisee prummel

    Amazing pics!
    Have fun! Xx

  • Vivien Harmat

    Beautiful photos. Please keep posting them. have fun :)

  • Giulia De Luca

    I really love this photo diary! Do it again!

  • Chariz Nicdao

    the pictures are adorable, you should definitely keep doing them! :)

  • Joella N Sacks

    LOVE THE PICS…please keep posting them! the warning sign made me laugh and i love your artsy pics of the animals! i saw a lion guarding a giraffe carcass in south africa and that was pretty cool! my dream would be to see a mother lioness watching her cubs play…or something cute like that!


  • Maggie Morgan

    I was just wondering why you choose to go to Tanzania? In Africa you have Egypt and a lot of other places that are amazing so I’m just wondering what made you want to go there instead of some place else.

  • Liesl

    I’m happy you are having such a good time in Africa! Isn’t it just amazing? Although I live in Asia now, Africa will always be my home.

    Liesl xxx

  • Suzy Zhang

    great photos! i would be excited to see a giraffe lol

  • rlgear05

    Yes PLEASE keep posting your photo diaries! I’m really enjoying them!

  • Kimberly

    I would be excited to see a lion or a polar bear. Xx

  • Kelley {Keep Sitting Pretty}

    Ahhh Safari animals! Love it! Looks like the best trip ever!!! I love the jewelry!!!

    XO Kelley

  • gemmin_y

    so nice pictures :) yes please keep them coming 😉

  • Alison Barnes

    Keep posting pics, please! I think they’re great!

  • Vanessa R

    I love these posts! And I’d definitely have to agree … any wild cat (lion, leopard) would be amazing to see!

  • Emilie

    That looks super fun!

    xo Emilie

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  • Atalie Swanson

    Absolutely! I would LOVE to see more giraffe pictures. They are my favorite animal! Hope you’re having fun! Hi from South Dakota! :)



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