Explore Serengeti Safari Park in Tanzania
Each country is a popular Safari destination in itself. But when we had the opportunity to travel through one of these awesome countries for two weeks, we decided not to go wrong with a Serengeti Safari in Tanzania! The Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly one of the largest in the world when it comes to wildlife. Translated Serengeti means “endless levels”, which is a fairly accurate description.
The largest mammals on earth, giraffes, constantly roam the African savannah in search of food. Only their legs are bigger than most people, and it is fascinating to see them running. In what can best be called a graceful gallop, you can usually move up to 35 miles (56 kilometers) per hour. Zebras are having a hard time! They are frequent prey for lions and hyenas and, as such, always looking for peril.
We saw a hyena striking a herd of zebras, and it was awesome to see the whole herd come to defense and turn around the wounds animal to chase the predator away. Although the cheetah is the fastest mammal in the world, unfortunately we did not see it. We were told that this cheetah was looking for prey in the meadows, but he didn’t move a muscle during the 30 minutes we spent there.
The trip with the mighty African elephants is a phenomenal experience and certainly a highlight of our Safari in the Serengeti National Park. These pachyderms, the largest mammals on earth, are incredibly fond of water: we watched them with admiration sucking into their trunks and spraying them on each other.
There are few things cuter than a baby daddy, but they are fast, naughty and steal their chocolate chip cookies before they even knew they were there! While we were busy photographing this little guy, one of his siblings jumped through the sunroof into our Safari truck, grabbed our cookies and ran away!! Female lions often work together when hunting antelopes, zebras, wildebeest and others. They are not always as fast as their prey, so teamwork often pays off. Males may be larger, but lionesses are the main hunters of their pride. Fortunately, we were safely within the confines of our truck when it picked up a Gazelle.
The male lion defends the territory of his pride and is the king of the savannah. Nothing can prepare you to hear the roar of a lion, and you will be extremely grateful for the safety of your vehicle if you do. But if you are in the immediate vicinity of a lion on foot, do not turn around and run! A running target looks like prey and is treated as such. Instead, make yourself look big and powered as you gradually withdraw.