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Fabulous Namiri Plains; Miraculously pulled off an already postponed Safari ; Cheetah literally everywhere; the great Migration in full force; Chalo Tanzania and lots lots more (April 2021)


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Atdahl

Wow!  Fantastic pictures Hari.  Serval, daytime Aardwolf, Cheetahs galore...that would be a dream trip for us.

 

Alan

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madaboutcheetah

Thanks @Atdahl

 

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madaboutcheetah

More images....... Give me a shout if you have any questions??

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marg

@madaboutcheetahHari your photos are fabulous!  I am very happy that you were able to make the trip!  So many of us are still just dreaming.

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michael-ibk

Hi Hari, I´m really happy for you that you were able to get out of India and have such a super safari! Beautiful photos of course - like always! Love the Black Serval, and oh wow, so many awesome Cheetah shots. Fantastic! 

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madaboutcheetah

Thanks a lot @margand @michael-ibk

 

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madaboutcheetah

Cats on Kopjes a speciality here ....... Usually Lion, but, Cheetah always welcome.....

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madaboutcheetah

More Serengeti magic....

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Kitsafari

as expected, brilliant shots! that shot of the two male lions walking side by side on the road look like mirror images of each other. And i agree that shot of the single lion on the kopje is tremendous. 

 

and black serval!! and serval kitten. how darn lucky you are!

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Zubbie15

Great shots Hari, as expected.  I’m curious, some of your photos are from pretty low position (the first few shots in post 27 for example). How are you achieving that in the safari vehicle? I’ve been debating for our next safaris asking to sit beside the driver sometimes to get that lower perspective but I’m wondering if you have other tricks.  

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madaboutcheetah

Thanks a lot @Kitsafariand @Zubbie15

 

I do like the front seat next to driver a lot ........  

 

These particular photos are from the Asilia photographic vehicle with the open sides - flat on the floor........ 

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ElenaH

absolutely brillant photos, Hari @madaboutcheetah!!

Each time I see update in this thread - I watch from the beginning to scroll all the photographs again. I also like wildebeast and flamingos. ;-) All pictures of an outstanding quolity! It looks like when you take a gear into your hands it turns to an excellent picture independently on a subject. However, the subjects are amazing! Those two lions, a lion on the hill, cheetah...

This Grace is a good mother! She rises four cubs, teaches them to hunt... Remarkable cat. 

I've never been to Serengeti but your sightings made me curious... Asilia looks very luxury, offers some discounts but I cannot find any rates. Interestingly the other camps/lodges are about 15km away. If they also have such good sightings?

What is YF Certification?

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madaboutcheetah

@ElenaH- YF - yellow fever certificate 

 

thanks a lot for your kind words.... yes, closest will possibly be Lemala Nanyukie (I have not been).  They have some very good game drive area also in their vicinity .... 

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Zubbie15
17 hours ago, madaboutcheetah said:

Thanks a lot @Kitsafariand @Zubbie15

 

I do like the front seat next to driver a lot ........  

 

These particular photos are from the Asilia photographic vehicle with the open sides - flat on the floor........ 

Thanks Hari, I didn't realize Asilia had those types of vehicles. They don't seem to be cheap, but they definitely offer a different view from what most people get. Something to think about for the future... 

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madaboutcheetah

@Zubbie15- I'm told they have very limited number of those Photographic vehicles.  I'm not sure exactly how many - you need to get your agent to verify with Asilia.  FYI - I think in the Mara they had  only 1 of those available when we were there last (again I'm not 100 percent sure) .... Point being, book it in advance.   One thing to consider - the bucket seats inside wobble a lot and very uncomfortable for lengthy periods sitting and not at all recommended for anyone with back problems ....... I would recommend it for a couple of days only !!! 

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Thanks @madaboutcheetahfor the info. It’s good in particular to know about the lack of comfort.  What I found online, which seemed to date from 2019, was that they had individual vehicles in the Mara, northern Serengeti, central Serengeti, and Ruaha.  It’s probably a moot point for us in any case,I expect the next time we’re in Tanzania will be with our kids and then I don’t think it would make sense to book a specialist vehicle…

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offshorebirder

Really superb action shots and behavior shots @madaboutcheetah!

 

Thanks for sharing your adventure with us and also giving us some great eye candy.

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madaboutcheetah

Thanks @offshorebirder.... @Antee - will have to get back to the photo editing........ back in the office now that the second wave is dying out .... Yay!!! 

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