A standard game viewing moment on the Serengeti Plains took a dramatic turn when safari guests witnessed a pride of lions attacking a subadult male lion. It appears the young male lion had wandered far from its own territory and accidentally to a kopje (granite outcropping) that was inhabited by a neighboring lion pride. Lions are not tolerant of other lions from different prides and can be especially aggressive towards unknown male lions. Our guests have captured a rare look into the dark side of lion pride behavior.
This video was filmed in the Serengeti on January 2018 near Seronera Sametu Camp by Lesley Young and Lon Hall. Thank you for sharing!
Captured by Safari Guest: Lesley Young / Jan 2018
Is an african safari on your bucket list? When our guests inquire about a trip with Africa Dream Safaris, they receive a custom-tailored itinerary designed to meet their specific needs and travel interests – no two trips are alike.
It may sound rather obvious, but one thing we’ve found from our 20+ years of experience in this industry is that different people are interested in different things. This of course is a simple fact of life, and it doesn’t become a problem until these different interests start competing with one another on a group safari.
What could be more romantic, adventurous and memorable than an african safari getaway? Over the past 20 years, we’ve hosted more honeymoon and anniversary safaris than we can count. Each of these private romantic vacations was custom-tailored to ensure that each and every desire was fulfilled. This collection of safari stories and trip enhancements offers a glimpse into the infinite possibilities for creating the trip of a lifetime for two.
What could be more luxurious than experiencing a place completely unaware of civilization, where natural beauty and wildlife still reigns supreme? Imagine endless savannas teeming with millions of wildebeest, towering boulders sprawling with tawny lions, and collapsed volcanoes brimming in mist. It is hard to believe a place like this still exists, but it does. It is called Tanzania. These five incredible african escapes are sure to make your stay in Africa a luxurious and magical one.
In honor of #NationalCuddleUpDay we’ve gathered our best wildlife photos that capture the sentiment. These shots have all been taken by our past guests and staff. It doesn’t get much cuter than this.
The Grumeti Woodlands play host to the most amazing wildlife spectacle in Africa. Every year, thousands of wildebeest take the cold plunge to cross the glittering waters of the Grumeti River, the centerpiece of the Grumeti Woodlands. The river itself is renowned for its population of gigantic Nile crocodiles. Some of these pre-historic monsters measure up to 17-feet long and are 70-years old!
Setting your New Year’s travel resolutions? Add an african safari to the top of your list. There’s nothing more wondrous than a trip to Tanzania. With awe-inspiring landscapes, unsurpassed wildlife viewing and the most luxurious of accommodations, Africa is sure to offer you the trip of a lifetime.
As 2017 comes to an end, we can’t help but look back on this adventurous year with such gratitude to our guests who have chosen us as their host to experience the wonders of Tanzania. With countless safari moments to revisit, it’s fun to look back and select some of our favorites to share with you.
Hippos are one of the most treasured creatures spotted while on safari. While these magnificent mammals were once found all throughout Africa, hunting and habitat loss has sadly made their population decline. Today they are primarily found in protected East African countries – like Tanzania.
Cheetahs are the world’s fastest land animal! Reaching its top speed in just 3 seconds, they can run 70 mph – most highway speeding limits.
Just like each of us has our own unique finger prints, every zebra’s pattern of black and white stripes is all their own. While there are many theories out there explaining the significance of these stripes, most relate to camouflage.
Some are surprised to find out that it’s generally lionesses, rather than male lions, that do most of the hunting. Male lions’ main responsibility is defending the pride’s territory. At night, lionesses will often stalk their prey in groups of two or three for better chances of a kill.
Some mistaken wildebeests as a relative of the bovine family due to their disproportional body and strongly built front end. They’re actually one of the largest antelopes, reaching up to 8 ft in length and 600 pounds. During The Great Migration, these awe-inspiring animals travel between 500 and 1000 miles.
Did you know that elephants are one of the most social creatures we know of? They sometimes wrap their trunks together in a ‘hug’ to greet each other and show affection. Elephants also use their trunks to help guide, rescue and comfort their young. Baby calves often suck their trunks just as human babies do their thumbs.