The Serengeti is the quintessential park for African Wildlife, probably even more than Kruger National Park in South Africa. The Serengeti National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It came to the worlds attention when Bernhard Grzimek and his son Michael made their epic film "Serengeti darf nicht sterben" (Serengeti shall not die). I remember seeing this film as a child, and ever since wanted to see the Serengeti. Finally I was there in 2009. It was spectacular!!

The Serengeti is mostly open grassland with some acacias. Around the water courses is more vegetation, with brushes and palm trees. Some areas are a little more wooded.

The wildlife is extraordinary. I saw all the larger animals that you can expect, except rhinos. I was especially happy that I saw Southeast African Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus, german: Gepard, french: Guépard d'Afrique australe). I ended up seeing seven cheetahs, including a mother with four young cheetahs, who were dining on a Reedbuck.

The African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard d'Afrique) that I saw had killed a Reedbuck and hauled it up into a tree. He was sitting in the tree with his meal.

I saw quite a few Southern Lions (Panthera leo melanochaita, german: Löwe, french: Lion). A couple of them were walking around a caravan of observation cars, completely ignoring them. I saw one lioness with a radio collar.

There are a lot of African Bush Elephants (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique) in the Serengeti. At one time I saw an aggregation of something like 100 elephants.

The Western White-bearded Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus mearnsi, german: Streifengnu, french: Gnou bleu) move around a lot, making their epic Wildebeest Migration. They were currently at Lake Ndutu, where I saw some of the herds. I even witnessed a Wildebeest stampede, they were spooked by some Spotted Hyenas (Crocuta crocuta, german: Tüpfelhyäne, french: Hyène tachetée).

Grant's Zebras (Equus quagga boehmi, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre de Grant) usually move in the same areas as the Wildebeests. I saw a migrating herd of Zebras in the same area as the Wildebeests.

The Grant's Zebra does not require (but still prefers) short grass to graze on. It eats a wide range of different grasses, preferring young, fresh growth where available, and also browses on leaves and shoots from time to time. A zebra's digestive system works quickly and can extract more protein from the fibrous and poorest plant parts. Thus zebra are less picky in foraging but they do spend much time eating. Only after animals like zebras have cropped and trampled the long top grasses, which are low in protein, do the other grazers like Western White-bearded Wildebeests and Thompson's gazelles move in to eat the newly exposed and more nutritional short grasses. Since their different complementary preferences of forage, Grant's Zebras and Blue Wildebeests often move and forage together.

A saw the various gazelles and antelopes (Thomson's Gazelles (Eudorcas thomsonii, german: Thomson-Gazelle, french: Gazelle de Thomson), Southern Grant's Gazelles (Nanger granti granti, german: Südliche Grant-Gazelle, french: Gazelle de Grant), Common Impala (Aepyceros melampus melampus, german: Schwarzfersen­antilope, french: Impala), and others). I even saw East African Eland Antelopes (Taurotragus oryx pattersonianus, german: Elenantilope, french: Éland), the largest antelopes. The Eland are very shy and don't let you get close. My guide told me that the reason for that is the fact that they don't have much running endurance, they can't run away from predators for too long. They therefore avoid anything that they don't like and don't let anything come close.

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Large animals

East African Springhare (Pedetes surdaster)
East African Springhare (Pedetes surdaster). This is a strange looking animal, it looks like a cross between a hare and a kangaroo. Unfortunately I didn't get a sharp picture at night with the Springhare running. (547k)
Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis)
Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis, german: Klippschliefer, french: Daman du Cap). (894k)
Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis)
Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis, german: Klippschliefer, french: Daman du Cap). (744k)
Banded Mongoose (Mungos mungo)
Banded Mongoose (Mungos mungo, german: Zebramanguste, french: Mangouste rayée). (809k)
Banded Mongoose (Mungos mungo)
Banded Mongoose (Mungos mungo, german: Zebramanguste, french: Mangouste rayée). (1125k)
Cavendish's Dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii cavendishi)
Cavendish's Dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii cavendishi, german: Kirk-Dikdik, french: Dik-dik de Kirk). (947k)
Southern Grant's Gazelle (Nanger granti granti)
Male Southern Grant's Gazelles (Nanger granti granti, german: Südliche Grant-Gazelle, french: Gazelle de Grant). Note the white tail. This distinguishes them from Thomson's Gazelles. (834k)
Southern Grant's Gazelle (Nanger granti granti)
Male Southern Grant's Gazelles (Nanger granti granti, german: Südliche Grant-Gazelle, french: Gazelle de Grant). (700k)
Thomson's Gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii)
Male Thomson's Gazelles (Eudorcas thomsonii, german: Thomson-Gazelle, french: Gazelle de Thomson), note the dark tail. In the middle is a Grant's Gazelle with the white tail. (853k)
Male Thomson's Gazelle
Male Thomson's Gazelle. (1019k)
Bohor Reedbuck (Redunca redunca)
Male Bohor Reedbuck (Redunca redunca, german: Riedbock, french: Cobe des roseaux). (727k)
Young Male Bohor Reedbuck
Young male Bohor Reedbuck. (843k)
Bohor Reedbuck (Redunca redunca)
Female Bohor Reedbuck (Redunca redunca, german: Riedbock, french: Cobe des roseaux). (963k)
Common Impala (Aepyceros melampus melampus)
Common Impala harem (Aepyceros melampus melampus, german: Schwarzfersen­antilope, french: Impala). The male is on the right. (1233k)
Common Impala Harem
Common Impala harem. (1237k)
Common Impala (Aepyceros melampus melampus)
Female and baby Common Impalas (Aepyceros melampus melampus, german: Schwarzfersen­antilope, french: Impala). (1026k)
Male Common Impala
Male Common Impala. (878k)
Common Impala (Aepyceros melampus melampus)
Male Common Impala (Aepyceros melampus melampus, german: Schwarzfersen­antilope, french: Impala). (922k)
Defassa Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa)
Male Defassa Waterbucks (Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa, german: Defassa-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant). (1161k)
Defassa Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa)
Closer view of the male Defassa Waterbucks (Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa, german: Defassa-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant). (934k)
Kongoni (Alcelaphus buselaphus cokii)
Herd of Kongonis (Alcelaphus buselaphus cokii, german: Kuhantilope, french: Bubale roux). (846k)
Kongoni (Alcelaphus buselaphus cokii)
Kongoni (Alcelaphus buselaphus cokii, german: Kuhantilope, french: Bubale roux). (450k)
East African Eland (Taurotragus oryx pattersonianus)
East African Elands (Taurotragus oryx pattersonianus, german: Elenantilope, french: Éland), the largest antelopes, among a herd of Western White-bearded Wildebeests (Connochaetes taurinus mearnsi, german: Streifengnu, french: Gnou bleu). They are very shy, they don't let you get close. (603k)
Western White-bearded Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus mearnsi)
Heat reflections of a herd of migrating Western White-bearded Wildebeests (Connochaetes taurinus mearnsi, german: Streifengnu, french: Gnou bleu). (549k)
Western White-bearded Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus mearnsi)
Migrating Western White-bearded Wildebeests (Connochaetes taurinus mearnsi, german: Streifengnu, french: Gnou bleu). (901k)
Western White-bearded Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus mearnsi)
Migrating Western White-bearded Wildebeests (Connochaetes taurinus mearnsi, german: Streifengnu, french: Gnou bleu). (883k)
Migrating Western White-bearded Wildebeests
Migrating Western White-bearded Wildebeests. These were walking through Ndutu Lake. It is a soda lake, so the water is not drinkable. (717k)
Spooked Our Car
These got spooked by our car. (661k)
Western White-bearded Wildebeests Coming
Western White-bearded Wildebeests coming out of the lake to continue their migration. (703k)
Mixed Herd Western White-bearded
Mixed herd of Western White-bearded Wildebeests and Grant's Zebras, moving from the lake up the hill. (904k)
Migrating Ndutu Lake Valley
Migrating out of the Ndutu Lake valley. (1045k)
Grant's Zebra (Equus quagga boehmi)
Migrating out of the Ndutu Lake valley. There are frequently Grant's Zebras (Equus quagga boehmi, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre de Grant) with the Wildebeest. (913k)
Western White-bearded Wildebeests Babies
Western White-bearded Wildebeests with babies, mixed with Zebras. (1006k)
Wildebeest Walk Single File
Wildebeest walk in single file most of the time. (902k)
Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
Western White-bearded Wildebeest Stampede. They got spooked by some Spotted Hyenas (Crocuta crocuta, german: Tüpfelhyäne, french: Hyène tachetée), and just kept running. There were hundreds of them running past us. (1043k)
Migrating Western White-bearded Wildebeests
Migrating Western White-bearded Wildebeests with babies. (754k)
Resting Western White-bearded Wildebeest
Resting Western White-bearded Wildebeest. (960k)
Western White-bearded Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus mearnsi)
Female Western White-bearded Wildebeest with baby (Connochaetes taurinus mearnsi, german: Streifengnu, french: Gnou bleu). (840k)
Looked Water But Soda
They looked at the water, but the soda lake has no drinkable water. (715k)
Western White-bearded Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus mearnsi)
Closer view of Western White-bearded Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus mearnsi, german: Streifengnu, french: Gnou bleu). (759k)
Grant's Zebra (Equus quagga boehmi)
Migrating herd of Grant's Zebras (Equus quagga boehmi, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre de Grant). (669k)
Mixed Herd Grant's Zebras
Mixed herd with Grant's Zebras, Western White-bearded Wildebeests, and Eland Antelopes. (662k)
Grant's Zebras Female Common
Grant's Zebras, with a female Common Impala and Eastern Warthogs in the background. (1092k)
Grant's Zebra (Equus quagga boehmi)
Grant's Zebras (Equus quagga boehmi, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre de Grant). (1074k)
Grant's Zebra (Equus quagga boehmi)
Female Grant's Zebra with baby (Equus quagga boehmi, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre de Grant). (1192k)
Grant's Zebra (Equus quagga boehmi)
Close-up of a Grant's Zebra (Equus quagga boehmi, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre de Grant). (879k)
Eastern Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus massaicus)
Fleeing Eastern Warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus massaicus, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère). (675k)
Eastern Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus massaicus)
Eastern Warthog mother with baby (Phacochoerus africanus massaicus, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère). (891k)
Three Baby Eastern Warthogs
Three baby Eastern Warthogs. (882k)
Eastern Warthogs Run Point
When Eastern Warthogs run, they point up their tail. (915k)
Eastern Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus massaicus)
Their tusks are formidable weapons. Even Hyenas make respectfully way for an Eastern Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus massaicus, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère). (942k)
Eastern Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus massaicus)
These Eastern Warthog tusks are even bigger (Phacochoerus africanus massaicus, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère). (885k)
Hilgert's Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus hilgerti)
Hilgert's Vervet Monkeys (Chlorocebus pygerythrus hilgerti, german: Südliche Grünmeerkatze, french: Vervet bleu). (823k)
Hilgert's Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus hilgerti)
Hilgert's Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus hilgerti, german: Südliche Grünmeerkatze, french: Vervet bleu). (929k)
Hilgert's Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus hilgerti)
Hilgert's Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus hilgerti, german: Südliche Grünmeerkatze, french: Vervet bleu). (652k)
Hilgert's Vervet Monkey Climbing
Hilgert's Vervet Monkey climbing in a tree. (688k)
Olive Baboon (Papio anubis)
Troop of Olive Baboons (Papio anubis, german: Anubispavian, french: Babouin olive) in a tree. (1255k)
Olive Baboon (Papio anubis)
Olive Baboon (Papio anubis, german: Anubispavian, french: Babouin olive). (937k)
Olive Baboon (Papio anubis)
Grooming Olive Baboons (Papio anubis, german: Anubispavian, french: Babouin olive). (707k)
Olive Baboon Tree
Olive Baboon in a tree. (624k)
Baby Baboon
Baby baboon. (717k)
Olive Baboon (Papio anubis)
Nursing baby Olive Baboon (Papio anubis, german: Anubispavian, french: Babouin olive). (632k)
East African Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus africanus)
East African Crocodiles (or East African Crocodile) (Crocodylus niloticus africanus, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil). (900k)
East African Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus africanus)
East African Crocodile, showing its teeth (Crocodylus niloticus africanus, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil). (1044k)
African Crocodile Water
African Crocodile in the water. (747k)
African Crocodile Water
African Crocodile in the water. (681k)
Maasai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi)
Maasai Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi, german: Massai-Giraffe, french: Girafe Masaï). (1229k)
Maasai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi)
Maasai Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi, german: Massai-Giraffe, french: Girafe Masaï). (1145k)
Maasai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi)
Running Maasai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi, german: Massai-Giraffe, french: Girafe Masaï). They look awkward, but can run pretty fast. (735k)
Maasai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi)
Feeding Maasai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi, german: Massai-Giraffe, french: Girafe Masaï). (1008k)
Maasai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi)
Close-up of a Maasai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi, german: Massai-Giraffe, french: Girafe Masaï). (671k)
Close-up Two Maasai Giraffes
Close-up of two Maasai Giraffes. (777k)
Look Over Tree
They can look over the tree. (764k)
Maasai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi)
Maasai Giraffe with baby (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi, german: Massai-Giraffe, french: Girafe Masaï). (855k)
Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer)
Herd of Cape Buffaloes (Syncerus caffer caffer, german: Kaffernbüffel, french: Buffle d'Afrique). They come sometimes in large herds, but more often there were just a few together. (679k)
Yellow-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus africanus)
Cape Buffalo with Eastern Warthogs in the back. Both have Yellow-billed Oxpeckers (Buphagus africanus, german: Gelbschnabel-Madenhacker, french: Piquebœuf à bec jaune) sitting on them. (1293k)
Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer)
Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer, german: Kaffernbüffel, french: Buffle d'Afrique) in a wallow with two Yellow-billed Oxpeckers (Buphagus africanus, german: Gelbschnabel-Madenhacker, french: Piquebœuf à bec jaune). (1065k)
Cape Buffalo Wallow Three
Cape Buffalo just out of a wallow with three Yellow-billed Oxpeckers. (1172k)
Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer)
Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer, german: Kaffernbüffel, french: Buffle d'Afrique) staring at us again. Buffaloes frequently stared at us, which was a bit disconcerting, since they are pretty aggressive animals. (1080k)
Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer)
Close-up of an Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer, german: Kaffernbüffel, french: Buffle d'Afrique). (866k)
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)
A group of Hippopotamuses (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie), with Western Cattle Egrets (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs) standing on their backs. (785k)
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)
Closer view of the Hippos (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie). (731k)
Hippo Pool Dead Hippo
Another Hippo pool. There is a dead Hippo in the background. (979k)
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)
Close-up of a partially submerged Hippo (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie). (660k)
Hippo Land Playing Host
Hippo on land, playing host to a bunch of Yellow-billed Oxpeckers. Hippos are said to be the animals that kill most humans in Africa. They are very aggressive and territorial. (817k)
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)
Hippo showing its teeth (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie). (749k)
Fighting Hippos
Fighting Hippos. (733k)
Dead Hippo African Crocodile
Dead Hippo. There is an African Crocodile behind it, presumably trying to feed on the Hippo. (883k)
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
African Bush Elephant Herd (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). There were about 100 Elephants in that area. They sometimes migrate together. Individual families are much smaller, usually only on the order of 10-20 Elephants. (1114k)
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
African Bush Elephant family walking, with several babies (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). (886k)
African Bush Elephant Family
African Bush Elephant family, finding shade under a tree. (1115k)
African Bush Elephants
African Bush Elephants. (822k)
African Bush Elephant Mother
African Bush Elephant mother with baby. (945k)
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
African Bush Elephant baby (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). (1027k)
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Adult African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). (999k)
Feeding Elephant
Feeding Elephant. (1029k)
Feeding Elephant
Feeding Elephant. (957k)
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Close-up of an African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). (905k)
Elephant Flapping Ears
Elephant flapping his ears. (745k)
Close-up Feeding Elephant
Close-up of feeding Elephant. (1067k)
Close-up Feeding Elephant
Close-up of feeding Elephant. (1332k)
Close-up Elephant
Close-up of an Elephant. (789k)
Elephant Part Trunk Wondering
This Elephant lost part of its trunk. I was wondering how he was feeding, but he seemed to be in good shape. (751k)
Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta, german: Tüpfelhyäne, french: Hyène tachetée). (990k)
Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
Running Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta, german: Tüpfelhyäne, french: Hyène tachetée). (950k)
Southeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus)
Southeast African Cheetah mother with four cubs (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus, german: Gepard, french: Guépard d'Afrique australe). They had just finished feeding on a Reedbuck. Cheetahs don't keep an animal that they have killed (like Leopards do). They eat their fill and then they move on. (965k)
Southeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus)
Feeding Southeast African Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus, german: Gepard, french: Guépard d'Afrique australe). You can see the carcass. (1023k)
Southeast African Cheetah Cub
Southeast African Cheetah cub. The cubs were about nine months old. (677k)
Southeast African Cheetah Mother
Southeast African Cheetah mother. (1038k)
Southeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus)
Southeast African Cheetah mother watching (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus, german: Gepard, french: Guépard d'Afrique australe). (963k)
Southeast African Cheetah Cub
Southeast African Cheetah cub affectionately greeting the mother. (741k)
Southeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus)
Southeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus, german: Gepard, french: Guépard d'Afrique australe). (1173k)
Southeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus)
Yawning Southeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus, german: Gepard, french: Guépard d'Afrique australe). (1141k)
Southeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus)
Close-up of a Southeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus, german: Gepard, french: Guépard d'Afrique australe). (977k)
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus)
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard d'Afrique) in a tree. (996k)
African Leopard Tree
African Leopard in a tree. (841k)
African Leopard Tree
African Leopard in a tree. (786k)
African Leopard
African Leopard. (945k)
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus)
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard d'Afrique). (1025k)
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus)
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard d'Afrique). (1090k)
Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita)
Southern Lion couple (Panthera leo melanochaita, german: Löwe, french: Lion) greeting. (845k)
Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita)
Two male bachelor Southern Lions (Panthera leo melanochaita, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (951k)
Young Male Southern Lion
Young male Southern Lion. (822k)
Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita)
Female Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (843k)
Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita)
Male Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (908k)
Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita)
Close-up of young male Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (1090k)
Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita)
Close-up of young female Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (928k)
Female Lion Drinking Road
Female Lion drinking on the road. (1110k)
Lions Walked Right Past
The Lions walked right past all the cars, completely ignoring them. They just don't realize that there is food on top of those cars  :-) (768k)
Female Lion Right Next
Female Lion, right next to the cars. (996k)
Lion Tree Really Must
This Lion was up in a tree. That really must tick of the Leopards, since normally Leopards are safe from Lions in a tree. (1056k)
Collared Female Lion
Collared female Lion. (774k)

Miscellaneous

Chamu Rio Tallest Mountain
Chamu Rio, the tallest mountain in the area, northwest of the Serengeti. (513k)
Way Kenya Serengeti
On the way from Kenya to the Serengeti. (668k)
Local Village
Local village. (787k)
Pedestrian
Pedestrian. (612k)
Local Pastoralists
Local pastoralists. (487k)
Permanent Tent Ikoma Tented
Permanent tent in the Ikoma Tented Camp. (755k)
Interior Comfortable "tent"
Interior of the comfortable "tent". (631k)
Bathroom Tent Solid Walls
Bathroom in the tent has solid walls and hot and cold water. The hot water took half a day to fix, but it eventually worked. (594k)
Unit Serengeti Serena Lodge
Unit in the Serengeti Serena Lodge. The rooms were very nice. (1360k)
Cloths Hanging Everywhere Rid
These cloths were hanging everywhere. They are there to get rid of tsetse flies. They are impregnated with insecticide. The blue color and movement attract tsetse flies and the insecticide kills them. (1003k)
Tourist Vehicles Serengeti Headquarters
Tourist vehicles at the Serengeti Headquarters. (874k)
Vehicle
This was my vehicle. (644k)
Traffic Jam Leopard Something
Traffic jam at the leopard. When something interesting is to see, all the vehicles congregate. It gets pretty difficult to move the cars. (839k)
All Tour Operators Operate
Not all tour operators operate the Toyota Landcruisers. I am glad I didn't end up in one of these buses. (625k)
Hurry To Next Site
In a hurry to get to the next site. (582k)
Dirt Strip Serengeti
There is a dirt strip in the Serengeti. (643k)
View Part Serengeti National
View of a part of the Serengeti National Park that is a bit more wooded. (748k)
Typical View Serengeti
Typical view of the Serengeti. (685k)
Parts Even Less Trees
Some parts have even less trees. (645k)
Road Serengeti Towards Ngorongoro
The road in the Serengeti towards Ngorongoro Crater. (887k)
Sunrise Serengeti
Sunrise in the Serengeti. (641k)
Umbrella Thorn (Vachellia tortilis)
An Umbrella Thorn (Vachellia tortilis, german: Schirmakazie, french: Acacia faux-gommier) and a Flat Top Acacia (Vachellia abyssinica). You have to guess which one is which  :-) (860k)
Small "kopje" Serengeti Name
Small "Kopje" in the Serengeti. The name Kopje comes from the Dutch word for head. These outcrops are basalt intrusions into the sediment layer. When the sediment layers erode, the basalt formations remain. (854k)
Large "kopje"
A large "Kopje". (1029k)
Aloe vera (Aloe vera)
Aloe (Aloe vera, german: Echte Aloe, french: Aloè des Barbades). (1411k)
Flowering Agave
Flowering Agave. (798k)
Whistling Thorn (Vachellia drepanolobium)
Whistling Thorn (Vachellia drepanolobium). (1249k)
Thorns Galls Whistling Acacia
Thorns and galls of the Whistling Acacia. The galls about 2.5 cm (1.0") in diameter. Stinging ants live in these galls. The ants seem to protect the acacia, which doesn't have toxic chemicals to ward off insect pests. When the wind blows over old, abandoned galls, they can act like flutes and produce a whistling sound. (794k)
Black Thorn (Senegalia mellifera)
Black Thorn (Senegalia mellifera, german: Schwarzdorn-Akazie). (1257k)
Black Thorn (Senegalia mellifera)
Flowers of a Black Thorn (Senegalia mellifera, german: Schwarzdorn-Akazie). (599k)
Yellow Fever Tree (Vachellia xanthophloea)
An African Elephant and a Yellow Fever Tree (Vachellia xanthophloea, german: Gelbrinden-Akazie, french: Arbre à fièvre). (1122k)
Palm Trees Along Little
Palm trees along a little brook in the Serengeti. (1144k)
Rainbow Over Serengeti
Rainbow over the Serengeti. (592k)
Tree Euphorbia (Euphorbia candelabrum)
A rainbow behind a Tree Euphorbia (Euphorbia candelabrum, french: Euphorbe candélabre). (860k)
Sausage Tree (Kigelia africana)
Sausage Tree (Kigelia africana, german: Leberwurstbaum, french: Arbre à saucisses). (1072k)
Flower
Flower. (498k)
Flower
Flower. (581k)
Flower
Flower. (808k)
Obscure Morning Glory (Ipomoea obscura)
Obscure Morning Glory (Ipomoea obscura). (684k)
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)
Bones of a Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie). (858k)
Mud Wallow Wallows Used
Mud wallow. These wallows are used by buffalo, warthogs, and hyenas. (1125k)
Termite Mounds
Termite mounds. (755k)
Driver Ant (Dorylus sp.)
Marching Driver Ants (Dorylus sp., german: Treiberameisen). (1370k)
Close-up Driver Ants
Close-up of the Driver Ants. (1405k)
Wall Crab Spider (Selenopidae gen.)
Wall Crab Spider (Selenopidae gen.). (717k)
Hycleus (Hycleus sp.)
Blister beetle (Hycleus sp.). (500k)
Banded-legged Golden Orb-web Spider (Trichonephila senegalensis)
Spider web of a Banded-legged Golden Orb-web Spider (Trichonephila senegalensis). (1013k)
Banded-legged Golden Orb-web Spider (Trichonephila senegalensis)
Banded-legged Golden Orb-web Spider (Trichonephila senegalensis). (584k)
Banded-legged Golden Orb-web Spider (Trichonephila senegalensis)
Banded-legged Golden Orb-web Spider (Trichonephila senegalensis). (556k)
Morning Dew Spider Web
Morning dew on a spider web. (716k)
House Gecko (Hemidactylus sp.)
House Gecko (Hemidactylus sp., german: Halbfinger-Geckos). (982k)
Mwanza Flat-headed Rock Agama (Agama mwanzae)
Mwanza Flat-headed Rock Agama (Agama mwanzae, german: Stahlblaue Felsenagame). (685k)
Flap-necked Chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis)
Flap-necked Chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis, german: Lappenchamäleon, french: Caméléon Bilobé). (1228k)
Flap-necked Chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis)
Flap-necked Chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis, german: Lappenchamäleon, french: Caméléon Bilobé). (724k)
Flap-necked Chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis)
Close-up of the Flap-necked Chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis, german: Lappenchamäleon, french: Caméléon Bilobé) with the eye pointing forward. (779k)
Flap-necked Chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis)
Close-up of the Flap-necked Chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis, german: Lappenchamäleon, french: Caméléon Bilobé) with the eye pointing back. (720k)

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