Ngorongoro Crater NP (or Serengeti), Tanzania
Masai warrior jumping
Ngorongoro Crater. The floor of the crater covers 100 square miles of varied terrain.
Topi standing on a termite mound
A dazzle of zebras
African Crowned Crane
Masai Mara Hyena
Masai Mara Buffalo
The pride awakes
Ngorongoro Crater. The few trees here are heavily scarred by the elephants.
Balloon ride over Masai Mara NP
Masai warriors starting a fire with sticks and elephant dung.
Leopard with fresh kill
Masai Mara NP, Kenya
Lilac Breasted Roller
Cheetah, Masai Mara, NP
Masai Mara sunrise ride
Sleepy leopard, Masai Mara
After the hunt...the cheetah on the left had an puncture wound to its front shoulder
Sunrise over Masai Mara
We chased this cheetah for about 10 minutes trying to get a clear shot. Ngorongoro plains.
Impala, Serengeti NP
Rare Black Rhino...Ngorongoro Crater. They were one of the most elusive animals we saw...always stayed several hundred yards away from the roads.
Elan, Masai Mara, NP
Tree climbing lions in Ndutu region.
We hired a Masai guide to find this pack of wild dogs. They had recently killed a zebra and the pack was finishing the carcass. Wild dogs have become extremely rare in the parks due to hunting. We met a Japanese retiree who had been coming on safari for ten years and had never seen them until this trip. He asked us to keep the location a secret. I can tell you we found them under a sausage tree in Ndutu. Turn right at the date palm.
Our Tanzanian guide told us that he thinks its stupid for the government to allow the Wildebeest to migrate to Kenya. "There's nothing for the 'beests in Kenya...the government should just build a lake here (Tanzania) so the 'beests dont have to go to Kenya" I pointed out that that would kinda defeat the purpose of tourists coming to see the MIGRATION!
African Crowned Cranes.
We broke curfew (Sunset) to get this shot. The pride woke up as the sun was setting and was preparing for a hunt.
The chrief's son showing us a masai house made from cow dung and acacia branches.
Amboseli NP...our guide described the park as "a big swamp with elephants". I found the description accurate. The park also claims the best view of Kilimanjaro, but the weather never cooperated for us to get a clear view.