Tanzania

Tanzania is located in East Aftrica and is a diverse country of 47 million people.  Tanzania has wonderful national parks and Mt. Kilimanjaro which is 19,340 feet tall, 1 mile higher than the Colorado Rockies.  Hiking in Tanzania is unique where one can climb a very tall mountain, see glaciers and then go on safari and see the remarkable Tanzanian people and animals.

African Animals and Landscapes


African Elephant

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

November 10, 2007



African Elephants

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

November 12, 2007



Zebras

Ngorongoro National Park, Tanzania

November 11, 2007



Giraffe Nursing

Arusha National Park, Tanzania

October 31, 2007



Giraffes

Arusha National Park, Tanzania

October 31, 2007



Maasai Outdoor Classroom

Tanzania

November 12, 2007



Hippopotamuses

Serengeti National Park Tanzania

November 12, 2007



Baobab Tree

Ngorongoro National Park, Tanzania

November 11, 2007



Cape Buffalo

Ngorongoro National Park, Tanzania

November 10, 2007



Spotten Hyenas

Ngorongoro National Park, Tanzania

November 11, 2007



Secretarybird

Serengeti National Park Tanzania

November 12, 2007



Lilac-breasted Roller

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

November 9, 2007



Hooded Vulture

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

November 10, 2007



Just Friends!


Cheetah Cubs Playing

White Oak Conservation Center

Yulee Florida

November 3, 2012



Cheetah Running

White Oak Conservation Center

Yulee Florida

April 9, 2011



Baboons

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

November 14, 2007



Kori Bustard

Ngorongoro National Park, Tanzania

November 11, 2007



White-necked Raven

Barafu Camp

Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania

November 7, 2007



Silvery-cheeked Hornbill

Arusha National Park

Tanzania October 31, 2007



Lioness

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

November 10, 2007



Impala

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

November 13, 2007



Barufu Hut

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

November 8, 2007



Glacier

Uhuru Peak

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

November 8, 2007



Glacier

Uhuru Peak

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

November 8, 2007



Glacier

Uhuru Peak

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

November 8, 2007



Made It!


Uhuru Peak

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

November 8, 2007

7:45 AM age 56 years



2022 Photos



Beautiful!


Variable Sunbird

Arusha, Tanzania


Photo of the Day- October 16, 2022



Variable Sunbird

Arusha, Tanzania

 October 16, 2022



Variable Sunbird

Arusha, Tanzania

October 16, 2022



Variable Sunbird

Arusha, Tanzania

October 16, 2022



Variable Sunbird

Arusha, Tanzania

October 16, 2022



Variable Sunbird

Arusha, Tanzania

October 16, 2022



Baglafetch Weaver

Arusha, Tanzania

October 16, 2022



Dik Diks

Arusha, Tanzania

October 16, 2022



Hunter's Sunbird

Arusha, Tanzania

October 16, 2022



Variable Grenadier

Arusha, Tanzania

October 16, 2022



Red-cheeked Cordonblue

Arusha, Tanzania

October 16, 2022



Spectacled Mousebird

Arusha, Tanzania

October 16, 2022



Spectacled Weaver

Arusha, Tanzania

October 16, 2022



Variable Sunbird- Male

Arusha, Tanzania

October 17, 2022



Variable Sunbird- Female

Arusha, Tanzania

October 17, 2022



Spectacled Mousebird and Common Bulbur

Arusha, Tanzania

October 17, 2022



National Parks and Conservation Areas of Tanzania



Arusha National Park


Arusha National Park covers Mount Meru, a prominent volcano with an elevation of 4566 m, in the Arusha Region of north eastern Tanzania. The park is small but varied with spectacular landscapes in three distinct areas. In the west, the Meru Crater funnels the Jekukumia River; the peak of Mount Meru lies on its rim. Ngurdoto Crater in the south-east is grassland. The shallow alkaline Momella Lakes in the north-east have varying algal colours and are known for their wading birds.


Mount Meru is the second highest peak in Tanzania after Mount Kilimanjaro, which is just 60 km away and forms a backdrop to views from the park to the east. Arusha National Park lies on a 300-kilometre axis of Africa's most famous national parks, running from Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater in the west to Kilimanjaro National Park in the east.


The park is just a few kilometres north east of Arusha, though the main gate is 25 km east of the city. It is also 58 km from Moshi and 35 km from Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA).


Arusha National Park has a rich variety of wildlife, but visitors shouldn't expect the same game-viewing experience they find in other national parks of Tanzania's northern circuit. Despite the small size of the park, common animals include giraffe, Cape buffalo, zebra, warthog, the black-and-white colobus monkey, the blue monkey, flamingo, elephant, bushbuck and many other African animals. Leopard populations are present, but rarely seen. Birdlife in the forest is prolific, with many forest species more easily seen here than elsewhere on the tourist route - Narina trogon and bar-tailed trogon are both possible highlights for visiting birders, whilst the range of starling species provide somewhat less gaudy interest.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arusha_National_Park



Flight Photo!


White-fronted Bee-eater

Arusha National Park, Tanzania


Photo of the Day- October 17, 2022



African Paradise-flycatcher

Arusha National Park, Tanzania

October 17, 2022



Baboon

Arusha National Park, Tanzania

October 17, 2022



Blue Monkey

Arusha National Park, Tanzania

October 17, 2022



Blue Monkey

Arusha National Park, Tanzania

October 17, 2022



Black and White Colobuses

Arusha National Park, Tanzania

October 17, 2022



Black and White Colobuses

Arusha National Park, Tanzania

October 17, 2022



Black and White Colobus

Arusha National Park, Tanzania

October 17, 2022



Common Buzzard

Arusha National Park, Tanzania

October 17, 2022



Great Flamingos

Arusha National Park, Tanzania

October 17, 2022



Little Bee-eater

Arusha National Park, Tanzania

October 17, 2022



Masai Giraffe

Arusha National Park, Tanzania

October 17, 2022



Masai Giraffe

Arusha National Park, Tanzania

October 17, 2022



Red Forest Duiker

Arusha National Park, Tanzania

October 17, 2022



Red-billed Teals

Arusha National Park, Tanzania

October 17, 2022



White-fronted Bee-eater

Arusha National Park, Tanzania

October 17, 2022



White-fronted Bee-eaters

Arusha National Park, Tanzania

October 17, 2022



Tarangire National Park


Tarangire National Park is a national park in Tanzania's Manyara Region. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. The Tarangire River is the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season. The Tarangire Ecosystem is defined by the long-distance migration of wildebeest and zebras. During the dry season thousands of animals concentrate in Tarangire National Park from the surrounding wet-season dispersal and calving areas.


It covers an area of approximately 2,850 square kilometers (1,100 square miles.) The landscape is composed of granitic ridges, river valley, and swamps. Vegetation is a mix of Acacia woodland, Combretum woodland, seasonally flooded grassland, and baobab trees.


The park is famous for its high density of elephants and baobab trees. Visitors to the park in the June to November dry season can expect to see large herds of thousands of zebra, wildebeest and cape buffalo. Other common resident animals include waterbuck, giraffe, dik dik, impala, eland, Grant's gazelle, vervet monkey, banded mongoose, and olive baboon. Predators in Tarangire include lion, leopard, cheetah, caracal, honey badger, and African wild dog.

The oldest known elephant to give birth to twins is found in Tarangire. A recent birth of elephant twins in the Tarangire National Park of Tanzania is a great example of how the birth of these two healthy and thriving twins can beat the odds.


Home to more than 550 bird species, the park is a haven for bird enthusiasts. The park is also famous for the termite mounds that dot the landscape. Those that have been abandoned are often home to dwarf mongoose. In 2015, a giraffe that is white due to leucism was spotted in the park.  Wildlife research is focused on African bush elephant and Masai giraffe.


Since 2005, the protected area is considered a Lion Conservation Unit.


Tarangire National Park can be reached via paved road south from Arusha in under two hours. Lake Manyara National Park is a 70 kilometer (43 mile) drive from Tarangire.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarangire_National_Park


Family!


African Elephants

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 18, 2022



Nursing!


Black-faced Vervets

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 18, 2022



Black-faced Vervets

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 18, 2022



Impala

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 18, 2022



A Beautiful Bird!


Lilac-breasted Roller

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania


Photo of the Day- October 18, 2022



Lilac-breasted Roller

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 18, 2022



Lion

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 18, 2022



Lion

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 18, 2022



Tawny Eagle

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 18, 2022



Sunset

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 18, 2022



Mud Shower!


African Elephants

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Mud Shower!


African Elephants

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Bond of Affection!


African Elephants

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Teenagers!


African Elephants

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Teenagers!


African Elephants

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Mom and Babe!


African Elephants

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Mom and Babe!


African Elephants

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Family on the Move!


African Elephants

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Dust Bath!


African Elephants

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Dust Bath!


African Elephants

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Dust Bath!


African Elephants

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Dust Bath for Mom and Babe!


African Elephants

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Dust Bath for Mom and Babe!


African Elephants

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



A Mated Pair!


African Fish Eagles

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



African Fish Eagles

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



A Dance in Flight!


African Fish Eagles

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Locking Talons!


African Fish Eagles

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Common Dwarf Mongooses

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Common Eland

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Common Warthog

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Egyptian Duck

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Fischer's Lovebirds

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Fork-tailed Drongo

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Grey Heron

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Lilac-breasted Roller

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Lilac-breasted Roller

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Lion Cubs

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Lion Cubs

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Lion Cubs

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Lion Cubs

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Siblings!


Lion Cubs

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Magpie Shrike

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Nile Monitor

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Northern Fiscal Shrike

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Northern White-crowned Shrike

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Pied Kingfisher

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Plains Zebras

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Red-billed Hornbill

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Red-necked Spurfowl

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Reedbuck

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Saddle-billed Stork

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Southern Rock Python

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Verreaux's Fish Owl

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Von der Decken's Hornbill- female

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Von der Decken's Hornbill- male

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



White-bellied Bustard

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



White-headed Buffalo-weaver

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 19, 2022



Family!


Masai Giraffes

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania


Photo of the Day- October 20, 2022





African Harrier-hawk

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 20, 2022



African Harrier-hawk

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 20, 2022



Pearl-spotted Owlet

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 20, 2022



Grey Woodpecker

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 20, 2022



Lilac-breasted Roller

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 20, 2022



Lioness

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 20, 2022



Lioness

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 20, 2022



Northern Red-billed Hornbill

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 20, 2022



Red-and-Yellow Barbet

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 20, 2022



Speke's Weaver

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

October 20, 2022



Ngorongoro Conservation Area


The Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority was established by the Game Park Laws Act, 1976, and owns the majority of Ngorongoro Conservation Area land, including the Crater. The area became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, originally inscribed for its natural significance. The conservation area land is multi-use and unique because it is the only conservation area in Tanzania that protects wildlife while allowing human habitation. Land use is controlled to prevent negative effects on the wildlife population. For example, cultivation is prohibited at all but subsistence levels.


The main feature of the Ngorongoro Conservation Authority is the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. The crater, which formed when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself two to three million years ago, is 610 metres (2,000 feet) deep and its floor covers 260 square kilometres (100 square miles). Estimates of the height of the original volcano range from 4,500 to 5,800 metres (14,800 to 19,000 feet) high. The crater floor is 1,800 metres (5,900 feet) above sea level. The Ngorongoro volcano was active from about 2.45 to 2 million years ago.


Approximately 25,000 large animals, mostly ungulates, live in the crater. Large mammals in the crater include the black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis michaeli), the local population of which declined from about 108 in 1964-66 to between 11–14 in 1995, the African buffalo or Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer), and the hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius). There also are many other ungulates: the blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) (7,000 estimated in 1994), Grant's zebra (Equus quagga boehmi) (4,000), the eland (Taurotragus oryx), and Grant's (Nanger granti) and Thomson's gazelles (Eudorcas thomsonii) (3,000).[29] Waterbucks (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) occur mainly near Lerai Forest.


Absent are Giraffe, impala (Aepyceros melampus), topi (Damaliscus lunatus), oribi (Ourebia oribi), crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus). Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus raineyi), East African wild dog (Lycaon pictus lupinus), and African leopard (Panthera pardus pardus) are rarely seen. Spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta) have been the subject of a long-term research study in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area since 1996.


Although thought of as "a natural enclosure" for a very wide variety of wildlife, 20 percent or more of the wildebeest and half the zebra populations vacate the crater in the wet season, while Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer) stay; their highest numbers are during the rainy season.


Since 1986, the crater's wildebeest population has fallen from 14,677 to 7,250 (2003-2005). The numbers of eland and Thomson's gazelle also have declined while the buffalo population has increased greatly, probably due to the long prevention of fire which favors high-fibrous grasses over shorter, less fibrous types.


Lake Magadi, a large lake in the southwest of the crater, is often inhabited by thousands of mainly lesser flamingoes.


The crater has one endemic species of mammal: Mduma's shrew (Crocidura mdumai), which is restricted to montane forests on the edge of the crater. This shrew is considered endangered due to deforestation from smallholder farming.


The crater has one of the most dense known population of lions, numbering 62 in 2001.


A side effect of the crater being a natural enclosure is that the lion population is significantly inbred. This is due to the very small amount of new bloodlines that enter the local gene pool, as very few migrating male lions enter the crater from the outside. Those who do enter the crater are often prevented from contributing to the gene pool by the crater's male lions, who expel any outside competitors.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ngorongoro_Conservation_Area


African Sacred Ibis

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 20, 2022



Black Rhinoceroses

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 20, 2022



Serval

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 20, 2022



Serval

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 20, 2022



Serval

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 20, 2022



African Buffalos

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



African Jacana

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Augar Buzzard

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Black Rhinoceros

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Black Rhinoceros

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Black Rhinoceros

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Black Rhinoceros

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Rare Sighting of an Endangered Rhino!


Black Rhinoceros

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania


Photo of the Day- October 21, 2022



Black-faced Vervet Monkey

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Common Warthogs

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Eastern African Black-backed Jackal

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Eastern African Black-backed Jackals

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Grey Crowned Cranes

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Grey Heron

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Hippopotami

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Hippopotami

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Hippopotamus

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Hyena

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Lion Cubs

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Lion Cubs

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Lion Cubs

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Lion

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Lion

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Lions

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Nursing!


Lions

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Serval

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Serval

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Serval

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Serval

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Serval

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Serval

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Serval

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Yellow-billed Kite

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 21, 2022



Caracal

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Caracal

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Rarely Seen Noctural Cat!


Caracal

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania


Photo of the Day- October 22, 2022




Caracal

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Caracal

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Caracal

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Greater Flamingo

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Greater Flamingo

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Hippopotamus

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Hippopotami

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Hippopotami

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Mom and Babe!


Hippopotami

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Hippopotami

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Hippopotami

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Hippopotami

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Hyena

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Lion

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Serengeti National Park


The Serengeti National Park is a large national park in northern Tanzania that stretches over 14,763 km2 (5,700 sq mi). It is located entirely in eastern Mara Region and north east portion of Simiyu Region and contains over 1,500,000 hectares (3,700,000 acres) of virgin savanna. The park was established in 1940. The Serengeti is well known for the largest annual animal migration in the world of over 1.5 million blue wildebeest and 250,000 zebra along with smaller herds of Thomas' Gazelle and eland. The national park is also home to the largest lion population in Africa. It is under threat from deforestation, population growth and ranching. The name "Serengeti" is an approximation of the word siringet used by the Maasai people for the area, which means "the place where the land runs on forever".


Serengeti National Park forms a Lion Conservation Unit since 2005 together with Maasai Mara National Reserve. More than 3,000 lions live in this ecosystem. The population density of the African leopard is estimated at 5.41 individuals per 100 km2 (39 sq mi) in the dry season.


African bush elephant herds recovered from a population low in the 1980s caused by poaching, and numbered over 5,000 individuals by 2014. The African buffalo population declined between 1976 and 1996 due to poaching, but increased to 28,524 individuals by 2008. The black rhinoceros population was reduced to about 10 individuals in the 1980s due to poaching, and less than 70 individuals survive in the park today. Rhinos mostly browse on grasses, woody Indigofera, Acacia and Crotalaria forbs and shrubs.


Other mammal carnivores include the Cheetah, about 3,500 spotted hyena, Black-backed jackal, African golden wolf, honey badger, striped hyena, caracal, serval, banded mongoose, and two species of otters. The African wild dog was reintroduced to the area in 2012 after disappearing in 1991. Other mammals include hippopotamus, common warthog, aardvark, aardwolf, African wildcat, African civet, common genet, zorilla, african striped weasel, bat-eared fox, ground pangolin, crested porcupine, three species of hyraxes and cape hare. Primates such as yellow and olive baboons, patas monkeys, and vervet monkey, mantled guereza are also seen in the gallery forests of the Grumeti River.


Reptiles include Nile crocodile, leopard tortoise, serrated hinged terrapin, rainbow agama, Nile monitor, Jackson's chameleon, African python, black mamba, black-necked spitting cobra, and puff adder.


More than 500 bird species can be seen such as Masai ostrich, secretarybird, kori bustards, helmeted guineafowls, Grey-breasted spurfowl, blacksmith lapwing, african collared dove, red-billed buffalo weaver, southern ground hornbill, crowned cranes, sacred ibis, cattle egrets, black herons, knob-billed ducks, saddle-billed storks, white stork, goliath herons, marabou storks, yellow-billed stork, spotted thick-knees, lesser flamingo, shoebills, abdim's stork, hamerkops, hadada ibis, african fish eagles, pink-backed pelicans, tanzanian red-billed hornbill, martial eagles, egyptian geese, lovebirds, spur-winged geese, oxpeckers, and many species of vultures.


The great migration is the world's longest overland migration. The complete migration route is around 800 km (500 mi). South of this migration route covers the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where around half a million Wildebeest are born between January and March. By March, at the beginning of the dry season, roughly 1.5 million and 250,000 zebras start to migrate heading north towards Maasai Mara in Kenya. Common eland, plains zebra, and Thomson's gazelle join the wildebeest. In April and May, the migrating herds pass through the Western Corridor. To get to the Maasai Mara, the herds have to cross the Grumeti and Mara Rivers where around 3,000 crocodiles lie in wait. For every wildebeest captured by the crocodiles, 50 drown. When the dry season ends in late October, the migrating herds start to head back south. Around 250,000 wildebeests and 30,000 plains zebras die annually from drowning, predation, exhaustion, thirst, or disease.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serengeti_National_Park



Agama Lizard

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



A Uncertain Future for a Vulnerable Species!


Cheetah Cubs

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Cheetahs

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Cheetahs

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Cheetahs

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Cheetahs

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Dark Chanting Goshawk

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Fischer's Lovebird

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Grey-backed Fiscal

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Lions

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Northern White-crowned Shrike

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Secretarybird

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Thomson's Gazelles

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Yellow-billed Oxpecker

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



Sunset

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 22, 2022



African Elephant

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



African Elephants

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



Cheetahs

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



Family!


Cheetahs

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania


Photo of the Day- October 23, 2022

Photo of the Month- October 2022



Cheetahs

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



Cheetahs

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



Cheetahs

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



Cheetahs

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



Cheetahs

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



Cheetahs

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



Cheetahs

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



Cheetahs

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



Cheetahs

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



Leopard

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



Leopard

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



Lilac-breasted Roller

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



Lilac-breasted Roller

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



Lilac-breasted Roller

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



Lilac-breasted Roller

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



Lilac-breasted Roller

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



Lilac-breasted Roller

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



Lilac-breasted Roller

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



Lilac-breasted Roller

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



Lions

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



Lions

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



Lions

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



Lesser Kestrel

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



Wildebeests

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 23, 2022



March of the Lions!


Lions

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania


Photo of the Day- October 24, 2022



Lion

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 24, 2022



Lion

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 24, 2022



Lion

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 24, 2022



Lion

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 24, 2022



Banded Mongooses

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 24, 2022



Cheetah

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 24, 2022



Cheetah

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 24, 2022



Stunning!


Leopard

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 24, 2022



Saddle-billed Stork

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 24, 2022



White-browed Coucal

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 24, 2022



High Stepper!


Ostrich

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania


Photo of the Day- October 25, 2022



Pied Kingfisher

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 25, 2022



Dive Bomber!


Pied Kingfisher

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 25, 2022



Grey-headed Kingfisher

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 25, 2022



African Elephants

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 25, 2022



Lion

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 25, 2022



Lion

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 25, 2022



Lion

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 25, 2022



Secretarybird

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 25, 2022



Secretarybird

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 25, 2022



Topi

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 25, 2022



Waterbuck

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 25, 2022



Crossing the Mara River!


African Elephants

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



African Elephants

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



African Elephants

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



On the Move!


Leopard

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



Long Tongue!


Leopard

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



Leopard

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



Intense!


Leopard

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



Evening Light!


Leopard

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



A Gathering!


Masai Giraffes

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



Massive Jaws!


Nile Crocodile

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



Danger in the Water!


Nile Crocodile

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



Hovering!


Pied Kingfisher

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



Pied Kingfisher

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



On the Move!


Plains Zebra Migration

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



On the Move!


Plains Zebra Migration

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



On the Move!


Plains Zebra Migration

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



On the Move!


Topi and Plains Zebra Migration

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



Up and Out of the Mara River!


Plains Zebra Migration

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



On the Move!



Wildebeest and Plains Zebra Migration

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



On the Move!


Blue Wildebeest Migration

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



On the Move!


Blue Wildebeest Migration

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



On the Move!


Blue Wildebeest Migration

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



On the Move!


Blue Wildebeest Migration

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



On the Move!


Blue Wildebeest Migration

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



On the Move!


Blue Wildebeest Migration

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



On the Move!


Blue Wildebeest and Plains Zebra Migration

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



Leaving the Mara River!


Blue Wildebeest and Plains Zebra Migration

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



Leaving the Mara River!


Blue Wildebeest Migration

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



Yellow-billed Stork

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 26, 2022



Landing!


Bateleur Eagles

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 27, 2022



Black-backed Jackals

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 27, 2022



Nursing!


Black-backed Jackals

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 27, 2022



Black-backed Jackals

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 27, 2022



Black-backed Jackals

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 27, 2022



Black-backed Jackals

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

October 27, 2022