26-30 August 2011
Every time we come from the Serengeti, we say that it couldn’t get any better… And again on this trip it was no exception. Even though the migration is around Kenya right now, we still saw fabulous wildlife and some great action by the predators. And to think it was touch and go to actually get there…
2 days before we were schedule to leave, Dru contracted malaria. Luckily we caught it in the early stages and he started taking the medication immediately. Even so, the doctor wouldn’t clear him to travel until the morning we were due to fly to Arusha, and then with strict instructions not to drink for the entire trip ;)
Dru had to tough it out for the 1st day or 2 with the after effects of the malaria, but recovered enough to thoroughly enjoy the trip.
We did the same thing as last time – flew to Arusha and hired a safari vehicle with guide and cook. Ali our guide was fantastic – patient, knowledgeable, on time, enthusiastic and prepared to drive around for hours. Chris, our cook, kept us well nourished throughout the trip, and most importantly – made sure we had coffee at 5.30 every morning ;)
So altogether 4 nights, 5 days in the Serengeti – sighting 68 lions, 4 leopards, 12 cheetahs, dozens of elephants and buffaloes, tons of gazelles, 2 new bird identifications, a combined total of 2647 photos, and about 30min of video – we were very happy with our trip.
Check out more photos of our trip on Flickr
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