East Africa 2012

7½ months - with Melanie - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Serengeti National Park

July 24, 2012  —  Tanzania

If you ever watched an animal documentary, chance that one of them was filmed in the Serengeti is quite high. This park is probably the most famous of all Africa. This huge park of more than 14 763 km2 provides shelter for astonishing wildlife and scenery.

The Serengeti (and the Masai Mara, adjacent park on the Kenyan side) is home to an amazing migration that has shaped the land for several centuries. This migration of about 1.6 million wildebeest and nearly 300 000 zebras covers around 800 km following the rains and fresh grasses.

Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
North Serengeti.
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Some vultures.
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Eland.
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti means 'endless plain'.
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Velvet monkey.
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Vultures on a carcass.
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Lilac-breasted roller.
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Look on the rock.
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Cliff Springer.
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania

The Grumeti River is famous for the enormous crocodiles that can snatch a wildebeest or a zebra when one tries to cross the river. Maybe you already saw a documentary showing this perilous crossing.

We got very near quite a few crocodiles.

Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
A monster of more than 2 metres.
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
A monitor lizard.
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Grumeti River.
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
'Ndabaka' gate, West Serengeti.