By Patrick Clement with Terry and Kaye from Illinois
Jambo! My name is Patrick and I am professional Tanzanian guide with Africa Dream Safari. I am back home at our offices in Arusha now after having concluded a safari with two guests from Illinois named Terry and Kaye K. My safari with Terry and Kaye started on December 4, 2013. I picked them up at the Seronera Airstrip upon landing on the Regional Air flight. We enjoyed a total of 7 nights on safari with 2 nights at Mbuzi Mawe Tented Lodge in the Central Serengeti, 3 nights at Ndutu Lodge in the South Serengeti and 2 nights at the Crater at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. Follows are a few pictures with descriptions from the adventure!
- The early morning is the best time for wildlife viewing. Three spotted hyenas are shown down on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater scent marking their territory. Hyenas are the most abundant predator in both the Ngorongoro Crate and the nearby Serengeti.
-A lioness enjoying herself on the top of an acacia tree around the Nyasirori area of the western corridor, where parts of the great wildebeest migration was currently ranging.
-A cheetah with his kill in the Ndutu area of the South Serengeti trying to feed quickly to avoid the disturbance from hyenas, lions, jackals, vultures and other scavengers. It is very common in the Serengeti for cheetahs to quickly loose their hard earned kill to other more powerful carnivores.
-Another cheetah on the top of a termite mound on the way to Naabi hill around ‘vilima Saba’ enjoying the good scenery of the Serengeti.
-A yawning lioness on the top of a acacia tree again in the Nyasirori area around the Western Corridor.
-Vervet monkeys grooming themselves at Lake Manyara National Park.
-This leopard was approaching very close to our vehicle and everybody in the vehicle was freezing. It was a great sighting in the Seronera Valley, Central Serengeti.