Serengeti Park Safari

 

Our trip through the Serengeti National Park.

A special “Thank You” to our guide and driver, Victor, for not only getting us along those bumpy roads but also for his talent in spotting even the best-hidden wildlife.

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Serengeti in the local Maasai language means “endless plains”…

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As we arrived in the Serengeti it hailed… A lot! Our guide Victor said he’d never seen this before…

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This eagle was thinking about having this tortoise for lunch – but he was too heavy to carry off… Eventually he gave up and left.

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Cheetah

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Leopard just hanging out in a tree…

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Vulture.

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They seem to like this pose…

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Zebras are certainly the most decorative animals in the park.

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Buffalo – seems to be laid back today.

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Hippo. More hippos…

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Giraffe.

Wildebeast

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This poor fellow was shivering by the side of the road after being drenched by the pouring rain and hail.

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Each late afternoon the clouds would roll by and there would be a threat of thunderstorms – but they always seemed to fall somewhere else. However, this indicated the beginning of the rainy season – and the herds were slowly migrating back north to the middle Serengeti.

CAMP:
We stayed 2 nights in the Osupuko Serengeti Tented Camp. As a wilderness camp, they were not allowed to disturb the site – so for example, the tents were on a slight hill because they could not level the site. The plumbing was above ground, but there were fully functioning flush toilets, and the most interesting feature – the “talking shower”. Arrange the time when you plan to take your shower, and the staff will be there outside the tent on a ladder to pour the heated water into a high bucket when you tell them you are ready. If you need more you tell them so, and they will re-fill the shower bucket.

Otherwise, the tent – like the others we stayed in – was up to the same luxurious standards. And once again, after dark you needed to be escorted to your tent.
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The dining tent.

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