So we left our adventures in the Masai Mara behind and headed for the Serengeti. This place is even more vast than the previous place, there really is way to much open space in this country!! Its great though. The ride to the Park was another pot hole filled extravaganza, we are really starting to think that the pot holes must be the norm - there really are that many. Add that to the dust that completely stops you seeing whats in front of you and you have only one thing coming - an accident, its a miracle we wasnt hit or at least run off the road, ah well, all part of the adventure.
Right, back to the park. Because the animals had migrated to the Mara, it was looking a bit empty out here to be honest, very empty. One bit of good news we had was that a Leopard had been spotted and so our driver put his foot down and took us over there. Low and behold, there was the leopard, just sitting in the tree without a care in the world. The shame about this was that the tree was quite a ways away and the driver would not (for all the asking) take us off road and closer to the tree, some of the people got some decent shots as they had good SLR cameras with good lenses, still, its in the memory, thats what counts.
Again we camped out in the park, this time it was in an un-fenced camp where animals can roam free in and out of your camp, we were told that at night, if you really really have to go pee, you need to shine your torch on and off outside of your tent to make others aware you are going so they can come with and keep an eye out, although we knew that wild animals could and would be roaming in and out of the camp it was very exciting to say the least. In the morning, we were given an amazing sight, literally metres away from where we were camping/having breakfast, a herd of elephants were doing the same (having breakfast), it was a very surreal experience, one I/we wont forget in a hurry.
D & S