Tanzania Day 4: Western Serengeti

On day 4, we explored the western part of Serengeti National Park.

Here is the tracklog for our morning game drive.

After lunch at the Mbalageti Lodge with beautiful views, we headed back out.

Here are the animals we saw (new ones in bold):

  • Baboons
  • ostriches
  • zebras
  • vervet monkeys
  • impalas
  • wildebeests
  • warthogs
  • herons
  • hippopotamuses
  • lions
  • vultures
  • guinea fowl
  • yellow-billed storks
  • crocodiles
  • topis
  • eagles
  • monitor lizards
  • black-backed jackals
  • bateleur

Tanzania Day 3: Central to Western Serengeti

On this day, we did a game drive in central Serengeti in the morning and then headed to western Serengeti where we stayed at Mbalageti.

Here are the animals we saw (new ones in bold):

  • Baboons
  • ostriches
  • zebras
  • vervet monkeys
  • impalas
  • wildebeests
  • giraffes
  • warthogs
  • hippopotamuses
  • lions
  • kori bustards
  • vultures
  • lovebirds
  • marabou storks
  • yellow-billed storks
  • crocodiles
  • cheetahs
  • waterbucks
  • topis

Tanzania Day 2: Manyara to Serengeti

On Day 2, we drove from the escarpment above the Rift Valley to central Serengeti via Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

The animals we saw (new ones in bold):

  • Elephants
  • ostriches
  • zebras
  • wildebeests
  • heron
  • antelopes
  • Thomson’s gazelles
  • Grant’s gazelles
  • hyena
  • serval
  • lions
  • kori bustard
  • leopard
  • vultures
  • Agama
  • guinea fowl

Tanzania Day 1: Lake Manyara

During our recent northern circuit safari trip to Tanzania, we visited Lake Manyara National Park on our first day.

Here’s the map of our jeep trek in the park.

Here are the animals we saw:

  • Baboons
  • blue monkeys
  • elephants
  • buffaloes
  • ostriches
  • zebras
  • vervet monkeys
  • impalas
  • pelicans
  • wildebeests
  • giraffes
  • crowned cranes
  • warthogs
  • grey-headed heron
  • hippopotamus
  • antelopes

GA-400 Bike Ride

On June 30, there was the GA-400 bike ride. Last year, I had done the 9-mile ride, but decided to go 45 miles this time.

Here’s the route along with my info: