19 July 2014 – Day 8/8 Safari@Tanzania

This morning was our final game drive before we leave for home at noon. Hoping to see a hunt or kill, again we set off early at 6am. Though we didn’t get to see a hunt or kill, we found the pride with many cubs. Later, saw a male pursuing a female but was rejected by her.

We had our brunch at the lodge before checking out at noon. An half hour drive to Kogatenge Airport for our 1 hour charter flight to Kilimanjaro. From here, we took Qatar Flight QR1348 to Doha where we transit and board Qatar Flight QR944 bound for Singapore. Arrived safely home at 3:20pm local time.

Last day and last sunrise over the Serengeti Plains. Nice sunrise to start the day though we were reluctant to leave.

Young lion cubs spotted with the pride.

Hey! count me in too.

Playful just like kids.

Look like Serengeti lion may be learning to climb tree like their cousins at Lake Manyara.

Mother was always nearby its cubs.

Females lions are happy to share the pride as they need each other to hunt together.

Another female lion came with her younger cub.

Immediately the older siblings showered the little one with attention.

Then started to play rough.

Mother was here to the rescue.

Let’s be nice, mother was watching.

Time to go before getting hurt!

Mum gone, let’s carry on!

Said who? I was looking for for you little fellows.

Getting up the rock for a better vantage point.

Here came the patriarch!

Up to the top at last.

Great view up here.

Oh! I saw you patriarch.

I was watching all along.

Coming over now.

Yup, great view up here.

What to do next???

Stop being lazy, let’s get productive!

Huh? Not okie?

Sorry, my day off.

Come on………

Haizz……….

Let me ask you one more time.

Don’t keep me hanging on!

Really cannot?

Ok….suck thumb!

Such a pussy!!

Okie, we just sit here and watch those people waiting for our action.

A flock of Ruppell’s Griffon Vultures having difficulty tearing open the tough hide of the dead Wildebeest as their beaks were not strong enough for the job.

Some of the Ruppell’s Griffon Vultures had given up.

Ruppell’s Griffon Vultures were not very cooperative and fight even when food is abundant.

This is a Lappet-faced Vulture which has a very strong beak that can tear open the tough hide but was out numbered and got chased away by the Ruppell’s Griffon Vultures.

Lappet-faced Vulture is usually the first to feast on carcasses as its beak can tear open the hide.

Large herd of Buffaloes spotted.

This was the largest buffalo herd spotted on the trip.

How many zebras are there?

Mosque Swallow

Mosque Swallow

Ruppell Starling

Ruppell Starling

Sooty Chat

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~ by grbenji on 19/07/2014.

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