Greeting from Tanzania again. This is Russell Temu, a professional driver-guide with ADS. I would like to provide a bush report for my most recent safari that I had the pleasure of guiding.
This time I was with a wonderful family of four who were very excited to be in the Serengeti and very much appreciated their safari experience in Tanzania. The safari dates were December 21, 2014 to January 1, 2015. We enjoyed a very well designed itinerary with 3 nights in the South Serengeti at Lake Masek Camp, 3 nights in the Central Serengeti at Seronera Sametu Camp, 2 nights at the Ngorongoro Crater at Lion’s Paw Camp and a final 2 nights in the beautiful Tarangire National Park at Kikoti Camp.
The safari was well planned from where we started on the Southern Plains of the Serengeti where the mega herds of migratory wildebeest, zebra and gazelle are located at the moment. It was an amazing experience for our first three days with the great migration and also good opportunities for predator viewing including cheetah. Then, we headed off to the Central Serengeti where we saw the resident animals including elephants, giraffes and hippos and good concentration of predators, especially lions. While staying at Sametu Camp, we were able to game drive the very remote and wild Eastern Serengeti. This is one of my most favorite areas in the Serengeti. Then we spent the other two nights in the Serengeti Ecosystem to explore the Ngorongoro Crater/Caldera and finally we ended our safari at the adjacent Tarangire National Park with a game drive through Lake Manyara National Park.
I would like to submit some few pictures below which I managed to take during the safari.
Elephant herd with Makoma Hill in the background on the beautiful Makoma Plain, Central Serengeti.
A single male Impala (circled) with his harem around Moru kopjes, Central Serengeti.
Mother cheetah with her 2 cubs near Sametu Kopjes in the East Serengeti.
Bat-eared fox close to its den around Ndutu, South Serengeti.
Cheetahs killing a Thompson gazelle in the Southern plains of the Serengeti around Ndutu, South Serengeti.
Olive baboons sitting on a termite mound in Lake Manyara National Park.
A mother Cheetah with her cubs in Ndutu, South Serengeti.
Another mother cheetah with 4 cubs leaves a baby Thompson gazelle for the cubs practice their hunting skills around Ndutu, South Serengeti.