Tagged with Wildebeest

Safari Fever: Kruger and Maasai Mara

Safari Fever: Kruger and Maasai Mara

In July and August, I visited what are probably the two most famous national parks in Africa: the Kruger Park in South Africa, and the Maasai Mara in Kenya. I don’t know how these two ended up being two of the last that I visited, but I guess I have been known to do things … Continue reading

Great Migration: The B-Side

Great Migration: The B-Side

In June, I wrote about the wildebeest migration that Daniel and I were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of in April in Tanzania. Last week in Masai Mara, I got lucky again and saw part of the Kenyan leg of the migration. This time, the wildebeests were on the move, and it was pretty … Continue reading

Safari Series: Great Migration

Safari Series: Great Migration

The phenomenon for which Serengeti is probably most famous is the annual wildebeest migration, which sees over two million animals — roughly 1.5 million wildebeest, 400,000 other antelope, and 200,000 zebras — travel clockwise in a 300-mile circular pattern that covers much of the Serengeti plains and dips briefly into the Masai Mara in Kenya. … Continue reading

Safari Series: Lion vs. Buffalo

Safari Series: Lion vs. Buffalo

What can I say about lions? For starters, hopefully Daniel won’t be too embarrassed for me to admit that we spent about an hour a day while on safari singing songs from The Lion King, plus roughly another half hour per day on The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Technically I did most of the singing, although … Continue reading