Wow, what an amazing trip — our seventh* trip to Africa. Yes, we keep going back! This trip included the Masai Mara and the Seregenti, which together comprise an enormous contiguous area in which animals (including, most famously, wildebeest) migrate freely.
We viewed many incredible animals … most notably a “big cat” day, during which we viewed leopards, cheetahs, and a memorable half-hour up-close-and-personal with two lionesses with four cubs, literally next to our vehicle. A highlight was visiting the Hadzabe tribe of bushmen, who have been living much as they have for thousands of years.
We very much enjoyed interacting with many local people, including the Masai, who retain their ancient lifestyle and culture. The Ngorongoro Crater is a special place — 14 miles across (largest in the world) and a virtual Shangri-La inside.
It was powerful to be inside the East African Rift Valley, where the oldest remains of our hominid ancestors have been found, including the 3-million-year-old “Lucy.” We all come from Africa.
View Bob’s short video, and some of our favorite stills below. Click on any photo to view a slideshow.
View more touring adventures, including safaris in southern Africa — Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia.
*Oops! I originally stated it was our sixth trip to Africa … it was actually our seventh!