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Africalover

This is not a trip report, but I want to share some anecdotes from my trip to Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Lake Natron, together with my upcoming wife.

As always when I/we are on safari in Tanzania, we always go with our friend and guide Otto Mlanda, @Otto..The bushbaby With whom I have been to many places in Tanzania, several times - Selous, Ruaha,Katavi, Serengeti, Ndutu, ect.

Some of you might have read my previous TR.

For 2 years We have tried to do a selfdrive - Kgalagadi, Mabuasehube, Moremi, Khwai - Covid 19 stoppede that.

Instead we managed to do a trip to Northern TZ. 2021

To me going on Safari, has always been to get as close to nature and animals as possible - this we certainly did on this trip.

As always we try to only use Special campsites, to be as isolated as possible. This is very expensive in Tz - much more than Botswana.

 

Image of our campsite - Seronera 

 

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Images from Seronera :

 

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ElenaH

@Africalover, I am impressed by your photographs! Waiting for anectodes! :D

Leopard on the tree - where was it? Quite an open space behind. Where is exactly Seronera? Beautiful campsite!! Northern TZ? 

I've never been to Tanzania or Kenya but I'd like to change it   ;-)  I've been to Africa 15 times... I think, it's time to go to Tanzania ;-) What season do you normaly go? Ndutu - in Feb? Ruaha? I did have a look at the Otto's website by the way... But you know the best marketing when somebody shows the leopard which was found by Otto ;-) or other animals and nice landscapes.

I am very curious about your stories!

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Africalover

@ElenaHThank you for your kind comments. I usually go in the dry season, sep/oct. Ndutu Jan/feb.

But I have been in Botswana feb/march - great. Africa never disappoint me when ever I go!
Ruaha will not disappoint you, I have been several times - love this place. If you have the nerves, and don’t require much luxury camp at Ifuguru special campsite. Right in the heart of the action.

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@ElenaHSeronera is central Serengeti 

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More images from Seronera.

First time for me/us, Cheetah with 4 cubs 

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BIG MISTAKE!!!!!

Don´t start the engine when a big bull elephant passes your vehicle and move on in front of you. He really showed signs of smashing the vehicle. Otto did a great job preventing that. He finally went aside and we rushed away

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Another image of our Serengeti - Seronera special campsite - absolute wonderful

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wilddog

Patience is best. ;) glad you were OK

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Another beautiful female leopard - seronera

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5 minutes ago, wilddog said:

Patience is best. ;) glad you were OK

We know elephants react prompt on noise - we thought he knew our presence since he just passed us - he had forgot:wacko:

 

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Botswanadreams

Beautiful Seronera images. Thanks for cheering. Which Special Campsite was it?  

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Athene

@Africalover

I very much like your photographs and little anecdotes. I hope there will be more:)

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JayRon

@Africalover Some great photos, my favorite is the elephant, too close for comfort ;)  And it looks like you had some great big cat sightings ...

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54 minutes ago, Botswanadreams said:

Beautiful Seronera images. Thanks for cheering. Which Special Campsite was it?  Sero 5

 

19 minutes ago, JayRon said:

@Africalover Some great photos, my favorite is the elephant, too close for comfort ;)  And it looks like you had some great big cat sightings ... Thanks, more to come…

 

52 minutes ago, Athene said:

@Africalover

I very much like your photographs and little anecdotes. I hope there will be more:)

Thanks for your kind comments 

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Cheetah boys full after finishing a Topi calf - Seronera

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Toxic

Fantastic photos! The cheetah mum and cubs I think I could have watched all day. And those most recent cheetah photos -  "full" is a bit of an understatement!! Love his balloon belly :lol:

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wilddog

it amazes me that cheetah can move at all when they have gorged themselves like that. Lovely series of images 

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AfricIan
15 hours ago, Africalover said:

Cheetah boys full

Bellyful and a half!!!

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Zim Girl

Enjoying this, stunning set of pictures of the cheetah family.

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Africalover

Thank you all for your kind comments.

Some more images of Seronera Cheetahs

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The big guy before he went grumpy

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offshorebirder

Thank you for this photo essay @Africalover

 

Your photos are excellent!   My favorites are the Superb Starling, the group of Elephants walking towards the camera, the Cheetah cub closeup, the photo of Seronera, and the Cheetah carrying the rib cage.

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