Greetings from Arusha, Tanzania. I have just finished my most recent safari with three guests William, Edward and Ed who are from Pesacola Florida, USA. While in the bush (January 26th to February 3rd) we had a wonderful time together with some spectacular wildlife viewing especially for the predators including lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena. Here are my three guests photographing hippos in the Central Serengeti.
We stayed 3 nights at at Serengeti Serena Lodge in the Central Serengeti, 3 nights at Lake Masek Tented Camp in the South Serengeti and lastly 2 nights at the Ngorongoro Crater at Crater Serena Lodge. Please enjoy a collection of photos I took during this safari.
Here’s a photo of my guests enjoying a picnic lunch out on the beautiful and remote eastern Serengeti plains hours away from the nearest lodge. What a spectacular view!
A male cheetah on the Kusini plains in the South Serengeti searching for Thomson’s gazelles
Three male Lions enjoying an afternoon nap by a park sign in the Seronera Valley of the Central Serengeti
Giraffes browsing new shoots from the acacia trees in the Seronera Valley, Central Serengeti
A harem group of impalas with the current dominant male
The Moru Kopjes lion pride of the southwest Serengeti on a flat topped Acacia tree
The Sametu Kopjes pride – we saw them very far away from their usually territory in the Gol Kopjes area of the Eastern Serengeti.
The Ndutu marsh pride – this is the dominant male of the pride
A herd of elephants together with their young. They passed in front of us in a single file movement; it was the best moment as you get to feel like you are among them.
The Naabi hill pride, one of the strong prides in the Serengeti with 15 members taking an afternoon nap on the plains.
The Lake Masek pride after they made a kill, which was taken over by vultures and storks.
A herd of bull elephants in the Ngorongoro Crater heading to the swamp
Spotted hyenas in the Ngorongoro Crater searching for wildebeest calves.
We witnessed a wildebeest being born right in front of us…amazing! Edward named him Florida, and they promise to visit again for his first birthday next year!
Photographing the local hippos splashing and grunting in the Central Serengeti
We were this black rhino in the Crater as he crossed right in front of our vehicle and later turned to us and seemingly posed for a picture. It was a spectacular amazing and was a great finish to our safari.