Africa - 2019 Day 5 and 6

by Nick Ambrose November. 30, 2019 504 views

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!

A Topi.

The Serngeti seems to stretch away for miles, and it does!


Our tented camp for 3 nights.

Our tent.

Having a beer at 'The local' (tent)

Kori Bustard

Cheetah at it's kill of a Thompson's Gazelle.

Spotted hyena.

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.

Lazy lions

Yawning hippo.

A leopard up a tree with it's baby zebra kill.


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Ray Murdoch 1 year, 6 months ago

Great little blog Nick. Serengeti is a beautiful place, your photos brought back memories of our visit there in the 1990’s. Not seen the memorial to the Leakey’s before - Olduvai is a place I’ve always wanted to visit.

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Nick Ambrose 1 year, 6 months ago

Sorry for the lack of captions describing the photos. I've put them on twice and republished the post and they just don't save. I think this site needs some work doing on it!

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Nick Ambrose Replied to Nick Ambrose 1 year, 6 months ago

I think I've now solved the lack of captions. Just ignore the box below the photo that say caption and type the caption below the photo and it then seems to save.

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