Out in Africa travel blog

night wind was not as constant, but it sounded like a hurricane blowing through our tent.

Today was a long trek to Seronera Valley. We explored the western area and Makoma Hill. The valley is the border area between the plains and woodlands.

We had lunch at Retima Hipppo Pool. This area is a murky pond filled with some 200 hippos. It was filthy, but is clean during the rainy season. The hippos were practically on top of each other, flipping their tails to cool themselves off. Sometimes they would be biting at each other if someone moved to the wrong place.

Saw a group of 3 lionesses today, one came within 15 feet of the truck.

Saw a cute baby baboon. As we were heading back to camp, I was thinking that we hadn't any elephants when we came upon a huge group of them.

We stopped at the Serengeti Visitor Center. There were hyrax all over the place.

Finally arrived at our private camp( Sero Camp 4). Everything is set up just for the 6 of us. This is the most primitive of our camps. En suite but chemical toilet, no running water, but a great bladder shower! Tents under the Acacia tree.

51/86 sitings from the list, 12 not on list

New Sitings: Lion, Leopard Tortoise, Grants Gazelle, Kori Bustard, Fisher's Lovebird, Ground Hornbill

Not on List- Von der Deckers Hornbill, Yellow Billed Ox Picker

Repeat Sitings: Cheetah, Baboon, Monkey, Eland, Wildebeest, Hartebeest, Impala, Waterbuck, Klipspringer, Elephant, Hippo, Giraffe, Buffalo, Zebra, Warthog, Hyrax, Ostrich, Guinea Fowl, Egyptian Goose, Lilac Breasted Roller, Brown Snake Eagle

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