Safari in Serengeti around Seronera looking for lions, leopards, hippos and other African wildlife
24 and 25 August, 2013
Safari to Serengeti in and around Seronera (the base for our day trips). A typical safari tour begins at dawn, when the animals are generally more active and when they can be spotted more easily. The tour of the central Serengeti continues throughout the day until sunset, returning to Seronera lodge for only a short lunch break. Photos of Serengeti.
Hippo photo. Hippos are animals active during the night, when they move between pastures searching for grass. At dawn, they fall quickly into waterways and pools where they spend most of the day sleeping partially submerged. This behavior is due to their delicate skin that is likely to dry out and then crack if exposed to direct sunlight.
Pictures of hippos. With the arrival of the first rays of the sun, the hippos are fall asleep peacefully.
Leopard pictures. Early in the morning, when the temperature is still cool, leopards graze on the savannah looking for preys.
Photos of leopards. During the safari in Serengeti, we continue to sight several leopards.
Our safari to Serengeti in northern Tanzania continues around Seronera, where we spot some cheetah.
The cheetah is an animal especially known for its top speed of around 110/120 kilometers per hour, apparently the fastest land animal in the world. Its conservation status is classified in accordance with the lists of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), as "Vulnerable" and at risk of extinction.
In the meanwhile, a lone lioness moves between the high grass of the savannah, perhaps looking for a little shadow.
Serengeti picture. A male lion took advantage of a dry branch of acacia to take a little shadow.
Serengeti pictures. The Serengeti National park is home to many elephants.
Pictures of elephants. A baby elephant (pictured left) follows the mother who feeds on the leaves among the thorny branches of the acacia trees.
...and after a good meal, the herd of elephants moves to a small stream.
Elephant drinking at the waterhole.
Pictures of impala. A young impala calf drinking milk from mother.
Pictures of Serengeti around Seronera area. The savannah that characterizes the Serengeti plains and the area around Seronera in northern Tanzania, is characterized by the presence of meadows that are home during austral winter, to grasses almost completely dry. The lawns are interrupted only by a few acacia, some sausage tree and the kopje, granite boulders scattered randomly as if a giant had thrown in the air stones and these were rushed wildly to the ground.