After last night’s late arrival in our Serengeti camp we were looking forward to lots of game viewing in the Serengeti. The plan is to do a morning drive and and evening drive then doing a very early morning start the following day before heading on to our next camp at Ngorongoro. The games drives did not disappoint. Up to this point we really haven’t seen any of the big predators, but today would be different. We saw a leopard lounging in an acacia tree. Then there were the lions. Lots of Lions. I’ve got a shot below of a couple of big males prowling through the high grass. My favourite, however, was the Cheetah. We were headed back to the camp for lunch. We were within site of camp when one of the drivers spotted a lone female lounging under a tree patiently waiting for an opportunity to get closer to an unsuspecting group of impalas. We watched her for quite some time as she patiently inched up on the impalas. it was apparent that she was much more patient than we were as hunger got the best of us and we went to our own lunch while she worked on getting hers.
After lunch we lounged around camp for a while to catch up on things before leaving for the evening game drive at 4:00. More lions in the afternoon and various grazing animals such as the impalas below. The drive was topped off by a beautiful sunset on the Serengeti.
The next morning we awoke early and had tea a biscuits before out 6:00 a.m. departure. The purpose of the early departure was of course to try to to catch some of the early morning activity on the savanah. We were not disappointed. Shortly after sunrise we encountered a group of hyenas cleaning up after a kill. A very good morning. Then on the way back to camp again a very close encounter with a group of giraffes. They are pretty much oblivious to humans. Mostly we just get in there way.
Back to camp for and early lunch and pack up for our move to our next camp.