When we go out on game drives, what can we expect to see?
Game drives in Northern Serengeti are magnificent. It is advisable to rise with the sun. The sun rises to the east of the camp and golden light streams into each tent blessing the day with its warmth. Wildlife is most active in the golden hours of the morning and the evening,
The Kopjes near the camp are home to resident Leopard and Lion prides. The Lions tend to be returning home in the morning after a night on the prowl. Thousands of Wildebeest and Zebra start walking along wildlife trails, across the plains, to the river in search of a safe crossing point. Little do they know that there may be a pride of Lion hidden under the dark green foliage of the trees on the other side of the Mara River.
On the Gardenia plains, a Cheetah stalks a Gazelle, the ochre grasslands dancing elegantly in the mid-morning light. Her lean body, designed for speed and agility, is a marvel of anatomy. She lifts her head to the wind and then bolts suddenly up the hill. The wind bringing the scent of the Lion pride in the valley below.
Nature always surprises on safari in Northern Serengeti. Whilst waiting patiently for the Wildebeest to cross, a herd of Elephant meanders down to Mara River and decides to brave the murky waters, crossing to the other side. The Wildebeest have moved from one crossing point to the next and back again. Finally, a few brave beasts take the leap into the crocodile-infested waters and the herd follows in a stampede across the river.
The turned heads of Zebra snorting in alarm signal a predator on the prowl. As the sun begins to soften a Leopard, beautifully lit by the golden evening light, saunters onto a rocky Kopje. She is surveying her territory for an unsuspecting Impala or Gazelle.
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