Christmas in the Serengeti

Chole Island, Ruaha, Selous and Serengeti, Tanzania and Masai Mara, Kenya

Jan 12 2010 Written by:Rob Barbour

I have just returned from a wonderful month on safari in East Africa. The wonders of Africa never cease to amaze. We were treated to some extremely special experiences; incredible wilderness, superb game and spectacular cultural interchange. I trust the photos below give some inkling into what transpired.

My safari was split into two trips; the first a family safari taking in both Kenya and Tanzania, and the second an odyssey, with some fantastic clients, through the best Tanzania offers. Some of the highlights included:

  • Horse-riding at Ol Donyo Wuas (Chyulu Hills) under the magnificent backdrop of Kilimanjaro
  • Witnessing a cheetah kill in the Masai Mara
  • Searching for whalesharks and sailing dhows on Chole Island
  • Visiting the coastal village of Matapwili; the reality of life in a rural Tanzanian setting
  • An “up close and personal” experience with elephants in both the Serengeti and Ruaha
  • Visiting an authentic Maasai village on the periphery of the Serengeti
  • A last day leopard in the Selous.

Most importantly though, my personal highlight was spending time with wonderful people; family, clients and the fantastic people of East Africa. I truly feel blessed for the privilege of doing what I do. For those of you that have been to Africa, you know what I mean. For those that haven’t, what wonders await!

If you wish to learn more of my trip, please do not hesitate to contact me.