The Story: King Lion of Serengeti … continued

Next one! … the King ordered the fox. The fox run quickly to the place where the hyena was sitting, open-mouthed. “Is it my turn”, asked the hyena. “Yes, it is yours”; just  lead the way. When the king saw the hyena, he commanded: “hey, stinky, keep an ample distance from my throne, I mean stop right there”. “So, you want to stay within my Serengeti Kingdom, well you can try your luck. Apart from your foul and noisy mouth,  which of course will  lead you to expulsion, what else have you got that may convince me to permit you to stay. Go ahead and talk”. “Your Majesty, I really want to stay in Serengeti. Mr fox has explained all the conditions to me. The only thing that I want to tell, which I think you will agree with and allow me to stay, is that I have got the most powerful bite of all the animals in your kingdom”.     ‘Really, how? asked the king”. “True, I am the one capable of crushing the big bones of all the dead animals, except as few much larger bones so as  to keep your kingdom clean”. Oh that is interesting! “How do you manage?, asked the King. “The pressure of my canines can generate more than a thousand PSI … no any other animal comes near to that record in your kingdom of Serengeti.’  “What does PSI mean?; asked the lion. “I don’t know, but I heard it from the humans”. “So you eavesdrop to humans eh?; without my permission and knowledge, eh, and yet you do not know the meaning of PSI. Ok, now I know why your shit is mostly white, filled with that compound. Ok, stinky, bone crasher, good job, permission granted, with one condition. You are allowed to laugh, make noise, but make sure the kingdom is free of bones. Go away,  and good luck”. The hyena run away, suppressing laugher.

Wildebeest Calving and Kilimanjaro Marathon -2024

Exciting news!! February, the month that ushers in the returning great wildebeest migration from north Serengeti to south Serengeti for one special mission – procreation. The calving is strictly carried out in Ndutu area, that part of Serengeti and Ngorongoro eco-system suitable for dropping thousands and thousands of new born calves. Only in this area the number of the wildebeest is replenished by giving birth to new born ones. Some wildebeest  may have been eaten by the savannah predators like lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas. But some may have been devoured by the Mara river crocs while  crossing, on their way to/from Masai Mara in Kenya.  In Ndutu area, the balance is even out. But, next year, to be exact, February 25th 2024, there will be an extra exciting event . This is nothing other than Kilimanjaro Marathon. So, two events can be combined – Marathon and Wildlife Safari with a focus on wildebeest migration calving in southern Serengeti. … Am I through, not yet. You can add something more, Mt Kilimanjaro trek or Mt Meru Trek. The program will look like this: start with the trek, followed by Marathon, top it up with a safari… all rolled up  into one package. But some of you may like the roll to be heavier…, we have heard you loud and clear. Add relaxation at Zanzibar or Mafia Island. Or the beach of northern Tanzania shore with intimate accommodations. Please get in touch with us.

Low Tourist Season – Enjoy the Offer

The low tourist season is just around the corner. The accommodation prices are lower and park entry fees are also lower in April and Many. These two months will be having rains. No a problem, the whole life in the park is sustained by rains. So, please, take the chance and enjoy the reduced price. Advice: May is better, the rains will most likely be over.

The Story: King Lion of Serengeti … continued

Next came the elephant, led by a shrewd fox. “Ok, Elephant, what have you got to say about your self?” asked the King. Your Majesty, I walked here to beg the permission to stay in Serengeti. I am the largest animal in whole Serengeti. No any other animal is close. And I am the strongest. You can give me any job, I will do it because I am strong. “Ok, ok, I know, said the King”. You are allowed. And make sure you use you strength in a proper way. Do not hurt any other animal unnecessarily. Got it?” ” Yes, your majesty”, replied the elephant. The elephant majestically walked away. “Next,…..

It was hippo’s turn.  The hippo was ushered in by the fox. The King asked, sarcastically, “and you fatso, tell me why you want to stay in Serengeti, I am sure you know the conditions, right?.  The hippo pleaded, “your majesty, I know the conditions, and I have one unique capability that no other animal can do”. The Lion King asked” what is it, tell me?”. I can open my jaws  up to 180 degrees wide. No other  animal can do it. May I show you? The king nodded approvingly. “Ok ok close it, it  is stinking, but, you can stay alright, and move and keep  moving.” The hippo run away happily.Photo

Story: The King Lion of Serengeti has announced a new rule applicable to all animals living in Serengeti Park

“All the animals living in Serengeti should come up with  verifiable justification for  them to continue living within  Serengeti boundaries.” Otherwise, they should seek other parks to stay in, within Tanzania. There are many parks they can run to; any time, day or night. There is Ngorongoro conservation, Tarangire park, Manyara park, Arusha national park, Mkomazi park, Saadan park, Katavi park, Mwalimu Nyerere park,  Gombe park, Mahale park, Rubondo Island park, Mikumi park, Mt Kilimanjaro park, Ruaha park, Rumanyika park, or any other park, Udzungwa park, Burigi Chato, or any other of ones choice. Just to give a hint: “all animals living within my Serengeti Empire  should show something unique to themselves, admirable, unbeatable in this world”, stressed the King. The judgement will be made by King himself, assisted by the Fox, that cunning animal, nick named “kiherehere”. And Kiherehere will be summoning  the animals one after  another to appear before the king for the interview. The message was sent all over the vast plains of Serengeti, acknowledged by all animals without exception. First to appear was the giraffe: ” I know you have heard the condition, now tell me, giraffe, why do you think you should continue staying in Serengeti park?  “Your majesty”, the giraffe started ” as you can see me, I am the tallest animal in this park. And  if you can allow me to mention it, I am the tallest animal in world. This is what I have to say about myself, please allow me stay in this park. The king said “ok, this is a verifiable justification, you are allowed to stay”. The giraffe thanks the king and walked away.

Lake Natron Flamingo Safari

A safari to Lake Natron is unique.  Lake Natron is a breeding place for Flamingos. It is the largest breeding place in the whole of East Africa.The nests are are constructed on the islets located in middle of the shallow lake. The idea is to  keep them safe from egg eaters. Unless by air, the eggs and the young birds are unreachable.   While enjoying the colorful flocks of the flamingos, there is a sight of  a dormant volcanic Mt Oldoinyo Lengai. It take one night to get up there and come down.  It last smoked in 2009. Natron river, oh yes, another attraction. Trekking along the sloppy rocky sides of the gorge all the way to Natron waterfalls, that is another entertainment of its kind.

Balloon flight safari Serengeti Tanzania

A balloon flight will enable you to see the vast plains of Serengeti from above. A view of the wildebeest migration from aloft is very exiting. The migration might be just grazing in south Serengeti (Ndutu area) or on the move towards the north or south, depending on the season and rain patterns at a particular time. Balloon flights are best enjoyable in dry season, when there are no clouds or rains to obscure the visibility. Vast area of the park are seen within a short time. A balloon safari in Serengeti  and Tarangire will show you  some areas where the safari can not drive to. Currently there are three balloon companies. Serengeti Balloon Safaris, Adventure Aloft Balloon Safaris and Miracle Experience Balloon Safaris.

Albino Buffalo in Tarangire National Park

On 20th May 2022, a grown up female albino buffalo was spotted in Tarangire national park, grazing in a herd. A few years back, a gown up male albino buffalo was spotted in the same park. These white buffalo seem to keep their distance from the rest in the herd. Is it self isolation or they are under suspicion and ordered to keep distance from the rest! Please visit Tarangire and give your opinion. You might as well be lucky to see the albino wildebeest in Serengeti.