Guide Report for March 12, 2014 – Safari with John and Daphne

Jambo from Arusha, Tanzania. My latest safari went very well. My two guests from Canada named John and Daphne were excellent photographers and they enjoyed taking pictures of everything including animals, birds and landscapes. They were very patient and that created plenty of opportunities for some superb wildlife encounters. The safari started on February 26, 2014 with 2 nights at Sametu Camp in the Central Serengeti. We then continued to the South Serengeti for 3 nights at Lake Masek Tented Lodge. During this time we visited Nasera Rock way out past the Eastern Serengeti in the remote reaches of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The drive was dusty and rough but my guests enjoyed the adventure.

After departing the Serengeti we explored the Ngorongoro Crater, staying at Crater Lodge for 2 nights and finally finished off our safari with 2 nights at Swala Camp in Tarangire National Park. My guests enjoyed the diversity of animals and habitats in Tarangire. We also had short time in Lake Manyara National Park for just a quick but fulfilling game drive.

The following are the photos to share with you:

– Clients with breakfast box at the Gol Kopjes in the East Serengeti.

– These brothers killed a young wildebeest around Miti Mitatu (three trees) at Ndutu, South Serengeti.

– A young leopard resting in a tree at Silale Swamp in Tarangire.

– A young bull elephant playing at Seronera valley.

– The great migration across the valley. This was between Gol Kopjes and Barafu Kopjes in the East Serengeti.

– The pride of lions at Sametu Kopjes killed a bull buffalo very early in the morning. About 13 lions were there.

– Crown crane with the chick around Maasai Kopjes, Central Serengeti.

– A female lion resting on a tree at Moru Kopjes.

– A lot of new born wildebeests died when crossing. This early morning we came across the herd of wildebeest crossing Lake Ndutu, South Serengeti.

– A young male lion stalking to the herd of zebra and wildebeest at Moru Kopjes, Central Serengeti.

– Two brothers – cheetah resting at Hidden Valley, South Serengeti.

– Giraffe browsing in a woodland at Ndutu.

– Sunrise near Lake Masek – Ndutu.

– A pride of lions at big marsh – Ndutu, South Serengeti.

– The herd of elephant walking across the plain at ndutu. The herd includes several babies of four to five weeks old.

Bildad Augustino.

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