April 23, 2009

Tanzania Day 5 (2nd half) – Day 7: The experience begins!

Category: Travels

The Serengeti covers an area of 14,800square kilometers, most of which are grass plains. That’s more than 2x the size of Singapore at 692 square kilometers! Serengeti National Park gets its name from the Maasai word Siringitu meaning endless Plain. It literally is a sea of grass. These rich grass plains are actually a result of ash deposited by volcanic eruptions, and are home to 3 million animals.

Words and pictures don’t do enough justice to the place. I was mesmerized by what I saw and everything was so spectacular that I am beyond words. The natural settings seem surreal. Just…pure. Completely undisturbed. It is such a sight to see these animals thriving in their natural surroundings.

Pics of the animals we saw at the Serengeti will be akan datang. I mostly did images of landscapes and people as my digital camera is not equipped for photos of great distances. The animals are pretty hard to spot and we have to look real hard using a bino. The guide does play a big role in spotting the animals for us. We were really lucky to have such a wonderful guide who goes along with our wishful wimps, pointing stuff out and explaining things along the way. JC’s the man. we couldn’t ask for more.

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