I’m not sure what has happened here, but we seem to have hit ‘The Perfect Storm’ in terms of game viewing. The seasons must have collided with just the right amount of rain during the last wet season and just the right amount of drying weather now. The result is possibly the best predator viewing I’ve had on any safari. Oh…and elephants!
I am with three generations of a wonderful family from Mexico. We started out at The Mobile Tented Camp in the Serengeti, then on to Ngorongoro Crater Lodge to bask in the luxury for a couple of nights. Then, Little Chem Chem on Lake Burunge in Maasailand; and finally, the private Serengeti House on Sasakwa in the Western Serengeti.
Last night we realised that we have seen lions at least once on every outing. So, that’s a morning and an afternoon/evening outing every day for eleven days.
This morning, we even saw them from a hot air balloon – hunting buffalo!
We’ve seen three different leopards. One of which was sitting like a house cat twenty feet from the vehicle gnawing on an impala leg.
We’ve seen two cheetahs – also feeding – on a Thomson’s Gazelle.
Our two days at Little Chem Chem heralded the best elephant photographs I’ve ever taken too. Oh, and a white giraffe called ‘Omo’ – just to top it off!
So, I know one should never focus on just the big things while on safari, and one should never drive past all the little wonders that are just as interesting, but, there sure is some amazing large predator viewing!
P.S – I forgot the half hour we spent with the caracal that hunted and killed a large rodent and also allowed for some magnificent photos.
And now…off for a short evening drive to the waterhole to watch the sun set…