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.
Serengeti in the local Maasai language means “endless plains”…
This eagle was thinking about having this tortoise for lunch – but he was too heavy to carry off… Eventually he gave up and left.
Leopard just hanging out in a tree…
Zebras are certainly the most decorative animals in the park.
Buffalo – seems to be laid back today.
Hippo. More hippos…
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.
The dining tent.