The perfect African safari in the Serengeti.....

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My African sunrise got even better!!!

I’m going to just let the photos do the talking here. Safaris are to see, not read. 

 

All I can say is that my safari was perfect.  The perfect guide.  The perfect 4X4 jeep.  The perfect friend to share it with.  The perfect path down each road.  I saw everything I could ever dream of seeing.  As a human, I began to realize that I am truly just a small part of this world - one creature in one lifetime.  I felt vulnerable camping in our thin little tent in the middle of the Serengeti and walking to the bathroom at night with animals all around, eyes piercing through the bushes, and noises screeching through the night.  It was amazing to see so many different animals living amongst one another - some enjoying every minute of their lives and others struggling to survive.  It reminds me of the rest of the world - the human world.  Why are some animals born to be lions with NO predators?  Why are others born as tiny and thin gazelle with dozens of predators lurking about…..?  Why was I born a healthy boy in California and not a poor Omorate tribal girl in the Omo Valley, Ethiopia?  Who decides this?  What decides this?

 

We had some very amazing and “legendary” encounters with two different lion families.  You’ll need to ask me about them!  For now, enjoy the photos.

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My African sunrise got even better…
My African sunrise got even bette…
Just after sunrise.  The light mak…
Just after sunrise. The light ma…
The fastest mammal on the planet! …
The fastest mammal on the planet!…
and...as close as they can get!!!
and...as close as they can get!!!
My first zebra
My first zebra
male Impala
male Impala
My African sunrise!!
My African sunrise!!
A Masai in Tanzania
A Masai in Tanzania
A Topi!
A Topi!
close up Topi!
close up Topi!
A true safari team!
A true safari team!
Hello there.  Whats up?
Hello there. What's up?
Our first lion. Chillin
Our first lion. Chillin'
A school of elephants headed to us…
A school of elephants headed to u…
Getting closer...
Getting closer...
and closer....
and closer....
Lion looking for her baby that the…
Lion looking for her baby that th…
Trying to find her baby.
Trying to find her baby.
Coming to say hello.
Coming to say hello.
Leaving. Nice butt!!
Leaving. Nice butt!!
Our pimp-safari jeep.
Our pimp-safari jeep.
Beautiful giraffe.
Beautiful giraffe.
A beautiful male Impala
A beautiful male Impala
a male Impala
a male Impala
A Topi.
A Topi.
a male Impala with his harum of la…
a male Impala with his harum of l…
Baboons taking a walk
Baboons taking a walk
and checking us out...
and checking us out...
Rubina!
Rubina!
Yes - THAT is a python in or pathw…
Yes - THAT is a python in or path…
Blocking our path in style!!
Blocking our path in style!!
Looky looky under the tree....
Looky looky under the tree....
The cheetah taking shade under the…
The cheetah taking shade under th…
Cheetah.
Cheetah.
Giraffes rock.
Giraffes rock.
Hello there.
Hello there.
Hippos are disgusting.
Hippos are disgusting.
Bad breath.
Bad breath.
How cute...
How cute...
Even cuter....
Even cuter....
Our pimp Jeep at 6am sunrise.
Our pimp Jeep at 6am sunrise.
A Hyena!
A Hyena!
The cheetah 20 feet to the left of…
The cheetah 20 feet to the left o…
How beautiful are giraffes?
How beautiful are giraffes?
Hey there!  Giraffes used to have …
Hey there! Giraffes used to have…
I love giraffes.
I love giraffes.
How amazing is that??
How amazing is that??
The definition of Blue-balls.  O…
The definition of "Blue-balls". …
Male and female lions.  We got out…
Male and female lions. We got ou…
Hippos smell. Bad.
Hippos smell. Bad.
Chillin near the hippos.
Chillin' near the hippos.
The fastest mammal on the planet! …
The fastest mammal on the planet!…
Checking us out from just 15 feet …
Checking us out from just 15 feet…
Looking closely for any movement.
Looking closely for any movement.
Ah!!  The fastest mammal on the pl…
Ah!! The fastest mammal on the p…
Cheetahs on their way to breakfast
Cheetahs on their way to breakfast
Cheetah!
Cheetah!
Leopard just hangin around.
Leopard just hangin' around.
leopard hangin around
leopard hangin' around
leopard!
leopard!
Leopard!
Leopard!
Black and white for the black and …
Black and white for the black and…
The Wildebeest migration!!!
The Wildebeest migration!!!
Wildebeest and zebras are friends
Wildebeest and zebras are friends
Wildebeest and zebras are friends
Wildebeest and zebras are friends
Wildebeests are everywhere in the …
Wildebeests are everywhere in the…
A lion 10 feet above our jeep.
A lion 10 feet above our jeep.
A lion 10 feet above our jeep.
A lion 10 feet above our jeep.
A lion 10 feet above our jeep.
A lion 10 feet above our jeep.
The Serengeti!
The Serengeti!
me and Rubi - posers.
me and Rubi - posers.
Serengeti
photo by: Baosafari