By Ellison, Pokea and Francis – The Last Wildebeest Crossing

Jambo! This is ADS driver-guides Ellison, Pokea and Francis reporting from Tanzania with our bush report. This time there were 3 of us guides joining together since we were with a large family from Santa Fe, New Mexico. There were a total of 17 adults and children in the family group. It was a wonderful experience to be with such a large and happy family group over the course of the safari. Our adventure started on November 19th and ended on November 30th and we enjoyed visiting many different areas including the North, Central and South Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park. Overall, the trip was fantastic through all the areas we visited. We had an opportunity to take a few wonderful photos, which we would like to share with you. Kindly enjoy.

Ellison, Pokea, and Francis.
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- We could not believe we saw such a large migration crossing so late in the season. This is because all the reports had indicated that the wildebeest and zebra herds had headed south early this year. To our surprise, there had been some rain showers to the North which caused the migration to head back North in November and recross the Mara River.

- We saw this large lion pride around Simba Kopjes in the Central Serengeti. There were about 25 lions with some on the Kopjes and some down in the tall grass. It was depressing that they killed just a small warthog. We didn’t know how they could share such a small meal as the food intake of just one mature lion is 20kgs of meat per kill.

- This is what we found around Lobo Hills in the North Serengeti. Lobo Hills has been a nice site for the big cats and other animals but also the scenery and vegetation area awesome. We saw a mother cheetah and five cubs. The five cubs were very active. Some were climbing trees and some were moving very close to our vehicles.

One Response to By Ellison, Pokea and Francis – The Last Wildebeest Crossing

  1. Todd Byrd says:

    This was us! We witnessed the river crossing twice in the first 4 hours from two different groups of thousands of wildebeests and zebra! Even our guides were taking pictures which emphasized just how special and rare this moment was! We all agreed that if we had to return after just one day—we would be content to have witnessed “enough” and had already exceeded any expectations from any member in our group. But we had 6 more days to go! And each following day built upon this great, first impression of what wild Africa should be. Each day was just as magical and packed with animal sightings and cultural experiences that will be with us for a lifetime!

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