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SNP vs. Ngorongoro and Masai Mara in terms of witnessing animal interactions

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#1 sadguy88



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 12:32 AM

Scrolling through youtube videos, it appears to me that there is an abundance of clips from Ngorongoro Crater and Masai Mara showing wildlife interactions, i.e. kills, fights, struggles over food, etc and not nearly as many from the Serengeti National Park. This was puzzling to me at first but I have thought of some reasons that this could be. Here they are:


1. More visitors in Mara and Ngorongoro-this combined with the smaller area they encompass means that wildlife interactions are much more likely to be recorded on camera than in SNP.

2. Greater density of mammals-Mara and the Crater also might be more concentrated in terms of animals, including predators, which means a better chance of witnessing interactions.


Does this all sound about right? Because there also appear to be a large number of such videos from small parks in southern Africa, none of which as famous Serengeti, that I can't explain.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 02:35 AM

Not true - for example., in Ndutu you can see cheetah pick off Tommies and their fawn every day if you invested the time at the sightings ........  


Mara you have the advantage of the conservancies where you can off-road and stay with the interaction as it's unfolding ...... 


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 12:07 PM

I think you got it mostly right. One must also consider that there are far less roads in the Serengeti than in the Mara and the Crater

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