Day 5 – Heading out to the Serengeti.
Another early start for a 2 hour trip skirting the south of the crater then north west to enter the Serengeti National Park and on to our tented camp for the next three nights. On our way we stop at the point where you can go of to the Olduvai Gorge.
There is a monument to Louis and Mary Leakey who was a Kenyan paleoanthropologist and archaeologist whose work was important in demonstrating that humans evolved in Africa, particularly through discoveries made at Olduvai Gorge with his wife, fellow paleontologist Mary Leakey.
The monument to the Leakeys.
Massai Villages on the way to the Serengeti.
Day 6 – The Serengeti.
The Serengeti is an area of vast plains with endless horizons and rippling grasses, gnarled acacias and vultures circling overhead. Each year up to two million wildebeest migrate through the plains searching out good grazing and following the rains.
Small, medium and large!
The Serngeti seems to stretch away for miles, and it does!
Our tented camp for 3 nights.
Having a beer at 'The local' (tent)
Cheetah at it's kill of a Thompson's Gazelle.
These two lions were guarding their wildebeest kill. In the background is a spotted hyena trying to sneak in and steal it. It didn't succeed!
Cheetah after it's meal.
A leopard up a tree with it's baby zebra kill.