|Storm clouds gather over the Serengeti plains at Simba Kopjes|
Thursday, 25 December 2014
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Northern Serengeti, Tanzania, August 2014.
|Herds gather on the far side of the Mara River in Northern Serengeti|
The annual Wildebeest migration in the Serengeti is one of nature’s greatest spectacles and it’s most intense moment is surely the Mara River crossing. While we have witnessed the migration on the plains in the Southern calving grounds 3 years in a row, the Mara Crossing remained the first prize.
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
We headed to Sri Lanka for a couple of weeks in July, to see friends and family. This time we didn't do the trip around the country like the previous year, spending quite a bit of time in Colombo, but we did take some time out to go check out the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, the 2nd capital of Sri Lanka. We also checked one of the National parks nearby, called Minneriya, which is home to some nice herds of elephants. This post is just a few photos of the elephants and birds we saw in the area.
Monday, 5 May 2014
After missing our planned trip over Easter thanks to malaria, we were itching to get out to the bush again, so we decided to make use of the May day holiday and make it a long weekend. Since it would only be 4 days, the only real viable option would be Mikumi.
Monday, 7 April 2014
Saturday, 4 January 2014
Three days after returning from a 9 day camping trip to the Serengeti over Christmas, we were packing up again for Mikumi over the New Years Eve long weekend. Although we were ready to camp, the combination of 7 days camping the week before and the Mikumi camp site, which can get crowded and have dysfunctional toilets, we were hoping to get in to our favorite rest house.