I had never been to Tanzania before May 2019 and little did I realise what I had been missing out on. From the vast open plains of the Serengeti, to the waterways of Selous I explored both the North and South of this incredible country.
Fast forward a year and a half, including a world-wide pandemic and I was heading back to this fabulous East African country.
With international travel easier than ever, I managed to make use of a near empty plane and I arrived into Kilimanjaro Airport excited at the prospect of what was to come.
Tarangire National Park was my first stop and immediately the serenity and peacefulness of being one of the only visitors here felt like another planet. Being surrounded by hundreds of buffalo, spending over an hour with a martial eagle with a kill and exploring the undulating landscape that also comprises of a huge swamp made for a mesmerising couple of days. The highlight was without doubt the night drive, although they can be pretty hit and miss, I was lucky enough to come across a very relaxed serval (only my second ever sighting!) which gave me time to take some photos and enjoy watching such a beautiful feline forage for a late night snack.
After a few days spent enjoying the finer things in life at Singita's Private Grumeti Reserve that borders the Serengeti National Park I headed North to Kogatende and to hopefully capture the incredible river crossings.
Being mid-October I had heard differing reports about what to expect, yet the wildlife did not disappoint. I was lucky enough to witness multiple crossings, with the biggest numbering around five-thousand individuals. I am sure you can see from the video the excitement in my face. With only a handful of other cars in the Serengeti, these wide open plains were all for me and I certainly made the most of the photo opportunities.
Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoy Episode 2 of Into the Wild.