Sasakwa Hill Lodge
Travel Blogs from Serengeti National Park
... western Serengeti
around midday. The landscape was exactly how you imagine, vast with
long grass, trees dotted around and in the distance big hills. It
didn't take long for the game viewing to begin, within minutes we
were greeted by a Ostrich. Man they are huge! We could not get over
how tall they were. Their legs were so muscular, I guess this helped
them to run as fast as they do, an average of 70 kph!! We also saw a
lot of Zebra and Gazelles, apparently Gazelles ...
... 4800 meters and descended to 3800 meters to camp only to climb to 4200 meters twice in one day including the wall. We also lost in our group Delmarie and Anne today as they decided to finish their hike here and head back down the mountain. Or team of twelve turned into ten and the groups split again with myself, Jodie, mansar and jane bringing up the rear. Jodie and I would be in the last group pretty much for the remainder of the trips. Some of our group had ...
... campsite, I was still on a high from the drive and perhaps didn't fully appreciate the fact that our tents were pitched right there in the grass of the Serengeti, with no fence, no barrier at all, between us and the wildlife. I did have time to think about this a little more when Genesta got sick in the night and I escorted her the 30 or so meters to the toilets. We didn't encounter any animals, and it was the only time that I was hoping we wouldn't.
... I am unaware. I jump to my feet to see the action with a hamburger in hand. I knock into Beth at the precise moment the kill is made. Even so, she recovers in time to record the lioness carrying the dead zebra up the hill. I am so angry at myself I cannot eat for the rest of the day. (Professional photographer Marc Mol and Beth combine to document this lion attack. Their pictures appear in this blog.)
Here in the Central Serengeti we meet the Great ...
... they aren't generally on the road and because this was a mama cheetah and her four 1 yr old cubs. Cheetahs generally have four cubs, but end up only raising two to adulthood due to other animals in the parking taking them as cubs. This means we saw an excellent mama! It was as if they showed up to say goodbye to us. :-)
From there we arrived at the airstrip and had to say goodbye to Mussa. I know I'll see him again one day, but it's ...