By Arnold Mushi – Wild Tanzania!
My name is Arnold Yahaya Mushi, a driver-guide with Africa Dream Safaris, and I have just returned home from the Serengeti and Ngorongoro. My safari was from April 3rd to April 9th, 2013 and I had the pleasure of accompanying two guests named Donna and Sharon.
We had an amazing safari as you can tell from the pictures. We were celebrating one of my guest’s 60th birthday and I think a great birthday present was having a cheetah jump on top of my car (scroll down to see the picture). We saw many lions, cheetahs and leopards not to mention big groups of the wildebeest migration and also elephants, crocodiles, hippos, rhinos and many different species of antelopes to name just a few. In fact, on our first day of safari we saw the Big 5! Please enjoy my pictures below.
This is my 3rd time posting to the blog since our company began a new policy, which allows many of us guides with ADS to take small pocket cameras to the bush to record the wildlife viewing highlights. To see my other postings, you can click on my name at the bottom of this posting.
This is the Sametu lion pride. They were only 75 metres away from Sametu Camp in the Central-East Serengeti. It was very exciting to have such a large pride very close to where we staying and we enjoyed their roars each evening.
One of the resident male lions of the Sametu pride on his usual spot atop the Sametu Kopjes.
- Another one of the resident males marking his territory at Sametu Kopjes.
- The view at sunrise from Sametu Camp.
- A lion trying to drag a wildebeest kill while surrounded with vultures in the Gol Kopjes, East Serengeti.
- Black backed jackal on top of one of kopjes in the Gol area with a beautiful view of Ngorongoro Hills.
- Three cheetah cubs playing with a white stork, but they didn’t kill it. This was near Hidden Valley in the South Serengeti.
- Mother and cub feeding on a young wildebeest between the Ndutu woodlands and Naabi Hill in the South Serengeti.
- Bat-eared foxes resting before going down into their burrows. This was very close to lake ndutu and it was around 0630hrs in the morning.
- Three cubs resting under the tree, i.e two young females and one male about 1.5 years old in the Ndutu Woodlands.
- Egyptian goose family in the Seronera Valley of the Central Serengeti.
- I hope you enjoyed my pictures.
- Arnold Mushi / April 10, 2013