February, 2013. Travelled to Tanzania for the migration, calving, and everything else along the way. Trip was more or less evenly split between Ndutu and the Serengeti, with a stop at the Crater to split up the drive back to Arusha. 4 nights in Ndutu and 3 nights in the Serengeti, both at Exclusive Camps & Lodges Wilderness Camps. The one night at the Crater was at the Sopa lodge, a most drastic change of accommodation from the week prior.
As with the last trip report I did here (my trip to Kenya), I'll let the photos do most of the talking!
The Ndutu camp on my first evening.
Not a lot of great sunsets as rain clouds were typically rolling in. We had some incredible thunderstorms at night which I really enjoyed. The sunrises however, were brilliant.
We were fortunate to catch the migration in full force. i had witnessed it in the Mara a few years back but seeing them walk at the lake's edge as far as the eye could see was a different, more powerful experience for me.
A wing'd predator.
Lots and lots of babies alongside lots of anxious moms.
Not a lot of elephants on this trip. Certainly nothing like my last trip to Tanzania which included a few nights in Tarangire. But a few beautiful examples were still present.
Came across two cheetahs lounging under a tree and spent some time with them. Then, without so much as a look, they both popped up and decided to go looking for food.
They headed directly towards a herd of wildebeest, making no effort to conceal themselves. I didn't see any obvious targets (babies), and perhaps they didn't either as they just seemed content to harass the herd.
With no success, they continued towards the Serengeti and another herd of wildebeest. We couldn't follow any further.