After visiting the Masai, we continued on the the Serengeti national park. This park is famous for it’s twice yearly mass migration of millions of hoofed animals moving from the northern part of Tanzania to the southern parts of Kenya. We’re actually here about a month after the main migration has left for Kenya, but there are still plenty of stragglers. One thing that’s amazed me is the tendency of a certain type of gazelle to leap straight up in the air when startled. It’s an excellent defense from predators, and as far as they are concerned, from jeeps as well. It’s pretty funny to watch a whole herd of gazelles bouncing away like they’ve got springs attached to their feet!
We spent the night in a campsite inside the park where there are no fences or any kind of barriers between the animals and our tents. We were greeted at the entrance with the sign you see above and a stern warning from the rangers. One of the treats of this part of the trip was that our guides cooked for us instead of us having to cook for ourselves. Tonight it was especially appreciated, as it started raining while they were cooking, and we got to hang out and drink beer inside a covered shelter. Bush luxury!