A game drive around the Serengeti . At first we didn't see much things
warmed up a little and we had good sightings of hippo and elephant.
At one stage we were looking at a herd of elephant who were about 30ft
from the car and all of a sudden their ears went out and they started
to get very agitated about what we thought was us. We moved back a
little way and then realised another herd of elephant had arrived the
other side of the road and that was the cause of the commotion. There was
a great elephant reunion with much trunk touching before they all
moved on together. We then came across a multitude of safari
vehicles all peering at a tree. We went up and down the line but
could not see what they were looking at. After a while we drove off but came back an hour later. Even more vehicles, eventually we
saw a tail. There was a leopard in a tree with about 30 vehicles
around it and probably 100 people watching it's every move. We got a
couple of long shots but not much and the leopard certain was not
going to do anything except sleep as no prey could possibly get
through the cordon of safari vehicles.
called in at the park HQ where there is a cafe, clean loos and an
expensive filling station (don't mind that as they have to bring the
fuel a long way).We
then saw a group of elephants heading for a pool but when they got
their it was absolutely full of hippos. The elephants (there were
about 20 of them) did not seem keen on moving the hippos on so just
stood around for a while. All of a sudden one got frisky and chased
a mother and her baby round our car, a bit worrying at the time.
alo came across a troop of Olive Baboons including one which was
having it's first tree climbing lesson and kept falling off.
last “highlight” of the day was meeting several thousand zebra
and wildebeest blocking our road. We had to stop for an hour whilst
they all marched past.