first experience at Redd’s Mountain Lodge (Coffee Plantation)
was with a Vervet Monkey
who was eating the fruit off a Sycamore Fig tree.
He dropped a few morsels down on me while I was eating my breakfast.
Vervet Monkeys and Chacma Baboons were found throughout all the
areas of Tanzania I visited. Vervet Monkeys are very adept in trees,
solitary monkeys, who do have families, but are often seen by themselves.
Baboons are always in Troops, large gatherings that travel over
broad areas. I had to stop along the road up to mountain to the
Ngorongoro Crater to allow a large troop to pass. In Taranguire,
I stopped to watch an amazing battle between two large males who
chased each other and fought over a large area. The rest of the
troop stopped, waited and watched. When it was over, and one male
had been severely punished for his “sins” they moved
on traveling with a band of Impalas.