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Mwaumatondo

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  • Day52

    Tanzania Day 12 - Serengeti

    September 15 in Tanzania ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    We finished our morning trip by seeing some elephants from a distance and watching, and unfortunately smelling, around 40 Hippos relax/sleep in their swamp from only metres away!,

    After a quick brunch and shower at camp we set off on the 3 hour drive to Ngorogoro Crater (our destination for the evening and tomrorow day.

    On the drive we were spoilt with seeing our same agreesive Rhino again, although this time he was in longer grass and not as viasable. Followed by a fully grown Lion who was of course relaxing but sitting up enough to show us his face, after a few minutes he threw his head back and lay down comoletly for another not very well earned rest!

    Slightly further on we could see a Lionness in the distance panting, we approached slowly and actually saw two Lionness' who were literally half way through eating a warthog. They were panting due to the combination of a large amount of meat and no water (Lionness Meatsweats) but to see them feeding from metres away was so much more than we could have dreamed before we came!

    Finally and most amazingly we drove along behind and then beside a herd of elephants with small babies as they ammbled along. After initially scoping us out they became comfortable and one even brushed themselves along the side of our Jeep as they passed. It, honestly felt like we were a part of the herd, breathtaking again!
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  • Day51

    Tanzania Day 11 - Serengeti

    September 14 in Tanzania ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    5.45am start for the first day of safari! We travelled by taxi for about 2.5 hours from Arusha to Ngorongoro to meet our safari guide, the rest of our group and to have some breakfast.

    There are 5 in our Safari group (including us): Lee from Liverpool who is a travel encyclopedia - has visited 90 countries and has a bucket list of 50 travelling related things and is on number 48! The other 2 are a couple from Casablanca around our age who are a good laugh!

    We drove through the Ngorongoro crater to get to Serengeti. As soon as we entered Ngorongoro we saw some baboons - what a great start! Next we saw some giraffes, only a few feet from the jeep.

    At the Serengeti gate we took a group picture. Our guide gave his phone to 4 Masai girls to take the picture (it took a bit of explaining and a few tries hah)!

    We had a great run in Serengeti and saw so much wildlife: gazelles, ostriches, hippos, hyenas, vultures but the highlight was finding 3 sleeping lions, completely un-phased by our jeep which was only feet away!

    After an amazing day we reached our campsite for dinner. The staff put the tents up quicker than I e ever seen and we had a lovely dinner together with our guide Rocky. As he was telling us stories about tribal traditions a furry caterpillar wriggled across the table and he told us we'd be crying for days if we touch it (just what we wanted to hear before bed). He also briefed us on the noises we'd hear and which animals they were. Eeeekkk...
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  • Day1

    Tansania 2

    May 3, 2018 in Tanzania ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Lodge und Essen gut Fahrt quer durch schlammige / staubige Pisten Adler Geier Glanzstare Hippos Baumlöwen zig Antilopen und nette Begleitung sowie ein höchst kundiger Driver- fahrtechnisch und wissensmässig. Alles passt!Read more

  • Day5

    Serengeti Nationalpark

    October 17, 2018 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Unser letzter Tag der Safari Startete um kurz nach 6 Uhr mit einem wahnsinnig tollen Sonnenaufgang. Nach dem Frühstück ging es um 8 Uhr los. Unser heutiges Tagesziel, nochmals Löwen zu sehen. Auf dem Weg von der Lodge etwas mehr ins Zentrum des Parks, sahen wir viele Elefanten, Giraffen, Flusspferde, ... Und dann kurz vor dem Mittag traffen wir auf eine Gruppe Löwen. Es wären insgesamt acht Löwen, laut unseren Driver sei eins der grösseren Beiden die Mutter, die anderen sechs waren noch jünger (etwa 6 Monate). Als wir etwas weiter fuhren, sahen wir nochmals eine Gruppe mit neun Löwen. Kurz darauf sind uns an zwei Orten nochmals je ein Löwe begegnet. Heute war definitiv der Tag der Löwen, Tagesziel erreicht :)
    Als wir auf dem Weg zurück zur Lodge waren, stand direkt nebed der Strasse an einem Baum eine Giraffe, welche genüsslich die Blätter vom Baum frass. Auch wenn wir nur knapp neben dem Giraffem standen, liess er sich nicht davon beirren.
    Unser Weg ziehte sich noch eine Weile und dann standen am Strassenrand plötzlich viele Autos, da wussten wir, irgenwo muss etwas sein. Der Fahrer vor uns teilte uns mit das ein Gepard gerade eine Antilope gefangen habe. Bis wird den Gepard entlich fanden vergingen ein paar Minuten. Denn das Gras war vetrocknet, die Farbe beige, so dass sich der Gepard sehr gut tarnen konnte.
    Kurz vor 18 Uhr sind wir nach einem tollen Tag mit viele Eindrücken zurück in der Lodge angekommen.

    (das Foto des Geparden ist leider nicht so gut von der Qualität, da es mit dem Handy vom Kamerabildschirm fotografiert wurde)
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