12 April 2007

Tanzania: unusually wet

As a result of the unusually wet weather in the months before our arrival in Tanzania, the migration was shattered all over the Serengeti. The herds were more numerous, but smaller.
Luckily, we managed to find one of the bigger herds near the east of the Serengeti and we spent many hours observing thousands of wildebeest and zebra, moving like a giant lawnmower.

Less pleasant were the countless tsetse flies that were after our blood, and their painful and itching bites caused us many restless nights. Next stop will be South Africa, where we'll go looking for wild dogs, a highly endangered species.