Friday, December 30, 2016

Tanzania - Ndutu Southern Serengeti


The Southern Serengeti teems with wildlife and promises adventure. As dawn breaks, we leave the  Ndutu Safari Lodgeour rustic bush accommodations. The easy rumble of our open Toyota Land Cruisers heading to the “Big Marsh” breaks the serenity of the early dawn. According to our well-seasoned guide, Nigel Perks, this marsh is the best place to observe animals in the wild. 

On our way, we pass a massive herd of African Cape Buffalo heading to the watering hole next to the marsh. Nigel remarks, "This is going to be a very interesting morning." 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tanzania - The Maasai Tribe of the Serengheti

We travel through lush parks along the Great Rift Valley and pass many members of the Maasai tribe. They live in Enkang (compounds) with 10-20 small huts arranged in a circle. Surrounding the Enkang is a fence made of acacia thorns to prevent lions from attacking the cattle. A man's worth is measured by the number of cattle and children he owns.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Tanzania - Ngorongoro Crater, The "Garden of Eden"

Is the Ngorongoro Crater the Garden of Eden? That is what some believe. It is unique in that, not only livestock and wild animals live here in harmony, so does man. The indigenous Masasi's cattle are seen grazing alongside zebras in the craters grasslands.