Having just got back from our Serengeti and Ndutu Wilderness Camps, where the rains are beginning to fall and ‘green’ season is setting in, I’m excited to share a few experiences that may inspire you to travel at this fantastic time of the year.
The bush has become a lush green carpet, covered with game and the animals are fat and healthy. Thousands of beautiful, golden brown baby wildebeest are skipping across the short grass plains in the southern Serengeti and Ndutu areas, teasing the lions, leopards, hyena and cheetah – many of whom have young cubs to feed. Kills and chases are commonly seen by the patient and lucky few to visit at this time of year – it’s quiet in terms of visitors but bustling when it comes to animal activity.
In the central area, around our Serengeti Wilderness Camp, the “usual suspects” are around with large prides of lion, plenty of leopard, elephants and large herds of buffalo, some of whom have taken to sleeping and grazing in our camp at night.
The rains have cleaned up all the dust, flushed out the muddy rivers and given the animals a good wash, it seems. They are all bright, clean, and alive with the promise of good grazing – you can just about feel their confidence in what the future holds.
Birding is fantastic! The dawn chorus of waking birds in the camps around 05:00 is the best alarm clock of all and, followed by a decent cup of filter coffee on your veranda before the morning drive. This beats any city alarm.
Best of all you can likely spend a good part of the day with very few other vehicles or people around, making this a very special time to travel.
But don’t take my word for it – take advantage of our great low season savings and come see for yourself!
Director – Wild Frontiers
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