By Claude Shitindi – A Great Seven Days.
I have just gotten back from our seven day safari with my clients Bill and Nancy from New York. I picked up the guests at Seronera Airstrip in the Serengeti on April 23, 2013 and after 5 nights in the Serengeti and 1 final night at the Ngorongoro Crater we concluded the trip on April 29th. We had superb wildlife viewing for entire duration of our safari. For me the highlight of our trip happened during our last morning in the Serengeti when we watched a mother cheetah and her 4 one-year old cubs hunt and kill a wildebeest right in front of our eyes. It was amazing to watch!
As for the great migration, there are currently large herds of wildebeest and zebra on the Southern Serengeti Plains in the Triangle Area between Naabi Hill and Ndutu. There are smaller herds further south and west through Hidden Valley and Matiti Plains. We also saw a few scattered herds just beginning to arrive at Simba and Moru Kopjes. It looks like the northward migration is now starting. I believe that soon there should be more wildebeest beginning to migrate north through the Central Serengeti and West Serengeti.
Bat eared fox posing – Ndutu woodlands in the Southern Serengeti.
Curious little cub.
Scanning for prey at sunset.
Giraffe at sunset – Ndutu woodlands.
Male lion enjoying a meal – Seronera Valley.
A mother velvet monkey with her lovely baby – Seronera Valley.