Mbalageti Safari Camp Ltd
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We have now been two nights in the Serengeti National Park. The park is approx. 15'000km2 (1/3 of Switzerland!) and home to a huge variety of wildlife.The biggest attraction at this season is the wildebeest migration.About 3 million animals need to cross the Mara River, infested with huge (up to 1 ton) crocodiles, to reach the northern plays of the Masai Mara Park in Kenya. There they will spend a few months, gorging on the green grass and water, before returning around November, ...
We are awakened at 5:15 AM by the camp staff. Every morning they will deliver hot tea and cakes to our tent door. This service is much appreciated. By 6 AM we are heading for the Central Serengeti.
At dawn, I alert our group to three wildebeest racing off to our right. Almost immediately, a cheetah running at full speed is detected behind the wildebeest. Fadhil rockets off in pursuit. We drive parallel to the cheetah. At one point, a large male ostrich is ...
... on it - quite exciting. One picture below of that.
The second was when I took a walk up a path to see the view from the top of a hill at a visitor center and I look up and there is a giraffe. He stayed there and didn't run so Mussa was able to get the picture - almost doesn't look real.
On Sa************** out of the parks and to Nyamuswa for the Project Zawadi ...
... br> We returned to camp for lunch and had a few hours to relax. Then it was off for some more game driving! I don't thing I'd ever get sick of driving around here; there's just so much to see! Highlights this afternoon were the hippo that walked right up to us before opening it's jaws, the giraffes that wandered between the jeeps like they couldn't care less and a pair of cheetahs feasting on a kill, nearly hidden by the long grass. ...
... near the road, and the next type we saw were wildebeest, which we just beginning their migration. Then, buffalo, zebras, giraffes, hippos, and finally elephant. Our driver stopped frequently along the way for us to pop our heads over the open top of the safari vehicle to take photos of these amazing animals. Serengeti means "endless place" and now I sure know why!
We arrived at the Four Season Safari Lodge Serengeti finally and were very warmly greeted by our ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMbalageti Safari Camp Ltd Serengeti National Park
The rooms were nice and the beds were good. The public areas are very pretty especially the swimming pool and all overlook the vast plains of the Serengeti. They are however, quite a distance from some of the chalets so expect to do a lot of walking. There was supposed to be a shuttle from the welcome center to the restaurant building, but it didn't work well and the little bus they substituted was difficult to get in and out of so I walked. The camp is in a very remote area which is both good and bad. Some days we drove an hour and half before we saw any game other than the resident zebra and wildebeest. There was a group of hyena that seemed to make their home along the road in and out of the camp. It was fun to see them everyday. The chalets are large with large bathrooms, however a little strange. There was a clawfoot bathtub on a deck outside our bathroom but it was dirty and had no water flowing to it. Really wasn't private enough for my taste anyway. The floor of the bathroom and other floors in the camp have rocks imbedded in them (for a decorative touch) but it is easy to trip on these. The food has an Indian flair and the four days we were there no cooked vegetables so I finally broke down and ate raw salad. No one seemed to get ill from it.
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