Watching this family of elephants bathing in the mud to cool down is surprisingly funny.
– If nothing just watch from 0:55 –
We were extremely lucky on this safari. Our guide Hilary was a well educated guy from the Mweka Wildlife College and was so passionate about wildlife, that he didn’t just want to show us the Serengeti, he was there for himself as well – he was just as eager as we were to take photos whenever we saw something exciting. Most importantly, he had no ambition to make extra money by saving gas, he took us as far away as he possibly could. We found these elephants at such a time: far away from everyone we were the only ones.
From ‘Maya ya Simba’ the rock where simba was born to baboons finishing off a Leopard, the wildlife in the Serengeti was so much more eventful than what I have seen in any other national park (Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Manyara). We had three days in Serengeti, which allowed for a full day game drive followed by an early-morning game drive the next day. We were able to go to distant areas to see wildlife play out with no one but us being present.
Family of elephants trying to cool down in the serengeti heat
Sunset over the Serengeti from our camp
Maya ya Simba – the place used for inspiration for the place Simba and family lives in the Lion King
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