After a leisurely breakfast, we head today to the Serengeti.
It’s the place that poets and historians have written about – it’s the place where music groups like Toto (remember this band?) wrote about the Rains of Africa. I played this song as I exercised to prepare for the trip… it gave me a sense of wonder and now I’m chasing that wonder!!
We’ll visit Olduvai which is about 4-5 hours away and then head to Melia Serengeti Lodge for dinner and overnight. What to see in the Serengeti?
The wildebeests. Some people say you can almost see the ancient rhythm of their steps as they roam the grasslands. There are 25 miles of them that head north during migration, plunging through crocodile-infested waters along the way. Only the fittest survive out here.
This is Africa’s oldest national park and its most popular for tourists to visit. Zebras and gazelles graze and move across the open plains among great herds of buffalo and smaller groups of giraffe and elephants.
I can’t help but think this is all going to feel so amazing that I won’t want to go home.
I’m an avid photographer when I have time so I’m praying I’ll get a few wonderful photos to share. I remember watching a show as a kid called the Animal Kingdom. It showed the predatory life in Africa and nature’s cycle of kill or be killed. I often found myself looking away, not wanting to see anything in nature die, but the cycle of life makes more sense now as an adult.
Serengeti National Park is in the northern part of Tanzania just next door to Kenya. It’s a massive reserve of over 14 thousand km and also holds the largest population of only 300 rare white tigers left in the world. The white tigers are the pride of Tanzania.