A visit to the Serengeti throughout January and February meant we might see the wildlife with only a few different folks round.
Tanzania boasts the topped crane as its nationwide chicken. Its magnificent plumage attracts a lot consideration.
The giraffe is the nation’s nationwide animal.
Sleek of motion and tranquil of temperament, the giraffe represents Tanzanian acceptance in a culturally and religiously numerous setting.
In the course of the early moist season, we have been in a position to spot the Kori bustard in its mating plumage.
…and we additionally bought to see different wildlife with their younger, together with this hippo calf.
Elephants are recognized to have robust relationships. We loved watching them care for his or her younger.
This gnu calf stayed with its mom, however many others bought separated and wandered alone. Gnus are much less involved with their younger than elephants.
Even the predators take it simple. Within the Ngorongoro Conservation Space, we have been stunned to search out hyenas lounging across the water gap like vacationers at a lodge swimming pool. Even the close by zebras have been unconcerned.
Within the south Serengeti, rock formations often called “simba kopjes” (lion heads) are a favourite hideout for lion. We noticed this male lion gazing over a rock throughout a recreation drive.
Leopards hunt at evening and sleep in the course of the day, so it takes a educated eye to search out them after dawn. We have been fortunate to see this one lounging in a tree.
Usually this tree is the location for our sundowner, nonetheless, this lion took the workers abruptly; they needed to transfer our sundowner to a special tree! This is the reason you at all times lookup earlier than you get out of the automobile!
Whereas the meat-eaters are in no hazard of extinction, we have been happy that the “legislation of the jungle” appears to rely totally on peaceable co-existence.