A Week in the Serengeti Buffalo Stork Baboon parade Storks in tree Our dining table with a Maasai blanket for a tablecloth Entrance to the Serengeti Our safari van Gazelle Cheetah, one of the rarest animals to be seen Cheetah and cubs A lone elephant Baby elephant nursing Why do elephants always look like they are smiling? Baboon mom and babies Giraffe Wildebeest (gnu) migration Lone wildebeest – These animals call to and answer each other with sounds that resemble honking geese! Leopard in the tree. Look on the lower branch on the left where the foliage starts. Very difficult to find, but we had a great guide. My “home” for 4 nights. The smallest critter we saw–at our campsite. Giraffe eating acacia tree–the thorns don’t seem to bother them. Crocodile sunning himself Zebras Hippo pool King of the Jungle Safari balloon and ostrich Lion cubs Crested Guinea Hen Very young baby baboon–looks like a little old man! The pink on the lake in the background is flamingos, not the sunrise reflecting off the water. In Ngorongoro Crater. A pride of lions, with male eating his share of the zebra kill. No one else eats until he is done. There were 3-4 females and a young male in addition to the male who was eating. Now it’s my turn! I’ve had enough Too close for comfort? Hyenas waiting for their share of the kill. It was as if the lions were on center stage of an amphitheater and the hyenas were the audience, sitting on many tiers of seats. Female lion following wildebeest kill–note the red face on the lion. Ostrich enjoying lunch Baobab tree–in the silk and cotton family. Has an edible fruit like a gourd and the bark is used to make paper, cloth and rope. Native to Africa. Giraffe Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at 19,340 feet (5895 meters). You are not seeing just clouds, but the snow-capped peak coming out of the clouds.