By Russell – Getting Off The Beaten Path In The Serengeti

My name is Russell Temu, driver-guide with ADS.  I just concluded a 9-day safari (07th April to 15th April) with my two guests named Dave and Lynnette from Texas. We spent 8 nights on safari with 3-nights at Mbuzi Mawe, 3 nights at Ndutu Lodge and 2 nights at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.

The green season in the Serengeti is the best time to get off the beaten path. During this time we can drive to the most secluded areas of the Serengeti where few tourists ever visit.  In particular, the eastern Serengeti and Ngorongoro plains offer the best off the beaten track experience as during the green season these plains are green and full of wildlife while the rest of the year they are dry and desolate. ADS is one of the only companies in Tanzania to game drive these remote areas and it is always enjoyable taking guests on these explorations.

One of my favorite spots are the plains to the east of the Serengeti border in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area around the Nasera Rock Monolith (a sacred place for the Maasai) and Angata Kiti (a beautiful valley that cuts through the Gol Mountains and connects the Serengeti Plains to the Salei Plains). I don’t think there is a more beautiful place in the Serengeti! I would like to share with you some photos of this area and some other highlights from the trip.


The Nasera Rock Monolith.


My vehicle at the backside of Nasera Rock.


Hyenas, jackals and vultures on the Serengeti Plains. Note the Wildebeest Migration in the background.
Cheetahs on another ADS vehicle in the Ndutu Area, South Serengeti.


Cheetah on the hood at Ndutu.


A pride of lions at ndutu in the mist.


Bat-eared fox family in the South Serengeti.


Wildebeest baby escaping a male lion at Gol Kopjes, East Serengeti.


A male lion near Gol Kopjes, East Sernegeti.


Leopard on a rock.


Thank you, Russell for ADS.

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  1. Hi Kit,
    Nice to hear from you, liking to see photos posted on our blog. The story about a wildebeest baby and a male lion ended after a baby escaped the attach though after loosing her mother we always leave the nature to take its course might get reunited no one knows.
    Ahsante and Karibu Tanzania.

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