Tanzania Serengeti Safari - 2015

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This was my third safari trip to Tanzania and the Serengeti. I chose to visit in January as it is the start of the short wet season and the Great Migration would be in the south giving birth to about 500,000 babies. Yes!

It is a shame that this lovely country has had its tourist industry hurt very badly by all the media hype over Ebola in Africa. They made it seem like the whole continent was contagious. Tanzania is almost 4,000 miles from the east coast ... visiting Europe would be closer.

We had a fabulous time.

The people are kind and lovely. The scenery is breath taking. The animals are plentiful.

We arrived in the Central Serengeti by air where our guide and jeep were waiting for us. The adventure begins.

airport
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Lions are always plentiful and during the day are usually resting.

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We came upon this group thinking at first it was only two females resting until the little heads began to pop up to reveal a litter only a few days old.

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This boy looked a little worn out as he lazed by a water hole.

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lion-in-den


We found another Mom with her litter hidden in a rock formation.






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We saw a lot of cheetah activity. Two kills and much hunting during the day. You simply cannot believe how fast these cats can run. Amazing.

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Here is a leopard we spotted resting in a tree.

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One day we spotted a baby leopard who had been left to hide as Mom went out hunting. We waited an hour but did not see her return.






Its not just the big cats that make the Serengeti so impressive. Sometimes the birds steal the show.

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Pelican
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hornbills

There are so many animals, large and small ....

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White-rhinos-in-crater


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turtle

babies
three-giraffes

Just as necessary are the various scavengers who keep the plains clean ...

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Here are images of some of our Glamping sites ....

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view-from-porch
Camp-staff


There are no fences in the Serengeti ... above is the view from one porch as the Wildebeasts stroll by. We also had elephants, cervil cats and dik diks visit.

To the left is our guide with the camp staff.


I will end with some eye candy that shows why I love this beautiful country of Tanzania and respect their efforts to keep one of the World's last great nature refuges alive and healthy.

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masaii-herders
sunshine
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Masaii-scarecrow
Market-day
hidden-valley
Dawn-in-the-crater
flamingo-dawn
great-rift-valley

THANKS FOR VISITING WITH ME!!!

Chris-at-Crater





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