The wildebeest migration across the Mara is iconically Tanzanian, and one of the things we’d hoped most to see when we left America. But, our timing wasn’t ideal and most of the wildebeests, who travel with smarter zebra, had already crossed toward the south where they would winter. Our guide thought we should wander that direction just in case, and so we headed off early toward the Mara.
As we progressed, the scenery started to flatten out and get a bit dustier, although still very moderate and comfortable.
And then, the familiar voices over the radio, but this time a bit more hurried, and our little 4×4 literally starting kicking up the dust. (Warning: slightly graphic photos down the page.)
Ellison pointed out the zebras sniffing the water and being more cautious
So much of the trip was this balance of the circle of life, the wildebeests feeding the crocodiles, the antelope feeding the vultures. And then we came upon some amorous lions, starting the circle all over again.