DAY 44

Week 7

SERENGETI (Mara, TZA)

Saturday December 24th, 2016

TODAYS MILEAGE – 62 miles or 100 kilometres
TRIP MILEAGE – 19206 miles or 30909 kilometres


Ya gotta love Christmas Eve in the Serengeti - no last-minute Christmas "combat" shopping, no queues of anxious shoppers, no parking confrontations or traffic jams, no thoughts of if so-and-so likes their gift etc ... etc ... etc. I’m struggling to see any downside to being on the other side of the globe over the holiday period. Be Happy

Had an unbelievable day in which we got to see some of the largest varieties of wildlife on the trip so far - you name it ..... lions, cheetahs, osterichs, elephants, hippos ..... we got to see it.

Lunch was a pre-packed picnic box affair, which we took with us to The Serengeti Centre on our scheduled hour and a half stop. They have constructed an "interpretive walk" that meanders in and around the centre, which is well worth the walk after lunch.

Interestingly enough, "Papa T" showed me the receipt for the 2½ day stay in the park - $2548.80 USD ($3379.45 AUD) for 12 of us seems like a bit of "African Financing" to me.

The afternoon was spent exploring more of the Serengeti in which I was off-the-charts happy to get one of my favourite photos of the entire trip - the lion with the bad hair day.

Just before dusk, we headed back to our campsite for a couple of cold beers and even colder showers.

I reckon most of us went to bed wondering if the "fat man in the red suit" would be able to locate all the good kids on the "Two Pula" tour??? I know that I'd at least be nice and warm with all the coal I'm expecting! Be Happy



• SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK ~ Nguchiro Camp (Mara, TZA)
• SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK ~ Seronera (Mara, TZA)
• SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK ~ Lemala Ewanjan (Mara, TZA)
• SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK ~ Seronera West (Mara, TZA)
• SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK ~ Thach Kopjes (Mara, TZA)
• SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK ~ Lookout Hill (Shinyanga, TZA)
• SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK ~ Road B144 (Mara, TZA)
• SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK ~ Serengeti Visitors Centre (Mara, TZA)
• SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK ~ Seronera South (Mara, TZA)
• SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK ~ Namiri Plains (Shinyanga, TZA)
• SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK ~ Nyamara Kopjes (Mara, TZA)


Day 38 - Serengeti
We spend the entire day game driving through the Serengeti. Our route is depending on the movement of the game and sightings.