By Thomson Malekia – The Marsh Pride and Other Safari Highlights
My name is Thomson Malekia and I am a guide with ADS. I have returned home from my latest safari with my guests Karen and Brad D. from the U.S. We experienced many wildlife highlights during the course of our 6-night safari in the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Here are some of the highlights and also a few pictures I took with my little pocket camera.
- My first picture above is of the famous Marsh Pride. The territory of this pride consists of a broad stretch of the Lake Ndutu and Lake Masek woodlands in the South Serengeti. The pride is frequently found near the small marsh at Ndutu where they den their cubs and hence the name of the pride. It was my guests dream to see a big pride of lions like this and we enjoyed the sighting for quite some time. The cubs were very interesting to watch while they wrestled each other.
- Watching several lions in a sausage tree. Lions frequently climb trees in the Serengeti during the green season to escape the flies that can be a nuisance to them. It’s always enjoyable to watch these large cats attempt to climb. They are not nearly as skilled climbers compared with leopards.
- A large colony of Banded Mongoose. These animals feed mainly off of insects in the Serengeti and forage in large groups.
-Wildebeests bulls fighting in the Olubaye woodlands
-A large herd of elephants around Moru Kopjes
-A pride of four female lioness sunbathing in the middle of Serengeti plains surrounded by a sea of grasses stretching from horizon to horizon
-Greater Flamingos feeding at Lake Ndutu.
-Giraffe drinking water at the small marsh at Ndutu
- Three cheetah brothers stalking wildebeests. With all the young wildebeest calves currently on the Serengeti plains, cheetahs and various other predators are having a relatively easy time capturing their food.
- The great migration surrounding Matiti Hill in the South Serengeti.
March 27, 2013
Beautiful Ngoitokitok Springs, Ngorongoro Crater
- Giraffe drinking water at the small marsh at Ndutu
Lions in a sausage tree