Serengeti Plain

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    • Day 29

      Celebrating My 33. BDay In The Serengeti

      November 11, 2023 in Tanzania ⋅ ☁️ 26 °C

      After almost 4 weeks overlanding, we finally headed into the Serengeti National Park, which is over 14,000 square kilometers big. Together with the Ngorongoro Crater that we are going to visit tomorrow, the Serengeti was one of the big items I wanted to see on this trip - and it would not disappoint.

      The park and the sheer amount of animals (especially wildebeests and zebras) were stunning. So was the landscape. When we drove into the park, it was all green, hilly with lots of trees - not quite what I imagined. After all, Serengeti means 'endless plains'

      Once we arrived at camp - it was already dark - we quickly set up the tents and before we knew it, we were watched by hyenas and one elephant even marched right through our campsite. The next day, the 11th November and my 33. birthday, we woke up early for a morning game drive.

      Let's put it this way, I could not ask for a better game viewing. We saw prides of lions lounging in the plains - yes, we found the endless plains today -, a cheetah, baby elephants, herds over herds of zebras and wildebeests. What set the Serengeti apart from, for example, the Masai Maara in my opinion, was the sheer amount of animals. From a viewpoint, we could see lines over lines of animals - simply amazing.

      This game drive, we did not in 4x4, but in our yellow overland truck, which allowed us to sit a bit higher, which helped to spot some animals.

      After a whole morning of incredible game viewing, we then set out for a long afternoon drive to arrive at the campsite on the rim of the Ngorongoro crater, where I was surprised with a birthday cake, a birthday card and some birthday tunes. All in all, I can say that I will never forget my 33rd birthday - game driving through the Serengeti and chilling with some lions and other wild and beautiful animals. Simply magical!
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    • Day 19

      Serengeti National Park Gate

      June 27, 2017 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

      Marlene, Jayleen and I walked to the top of the lookout to see the plains and as we walked back down we spotted Adam and Jenna with the others at the bottom. I ran down and gave them the biggest hug, they had only just left our tour group to begin the next leg of their trip but I already missed them.

      Shortly after Ginneen walked past who had also only just left our tour, it had been less that forty-eight hours and we had already managed a 'reunion' we were only missing Chris and Carrie who had decided not to come to Serengeti.
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