Day 4: Lake Manyara – Serengeti
When we looked out of the windows on early morning the 30th of September we could see nearly nothing. The entire hill above Lake Manyara National Park was covered in mist. The plan for the day was a drive from Lake Manyara to the Serengeti plains. It kept on being misty pretty much all morning and only around noon when we were already far onto the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the mist started to drift away and the sun shone through.
While the proud Maasai warriors and farmer greeted us all the way through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, we stopped seeing them as soon as we entered the Serengeti, which they were banned from using years ago. The area that they have now been allowed to use – the Ngorongoro Conservation Area – is a barren , dry, and dusty place especially in the dry season.
When we got onto the Serengeti plains we started seeing increased amounts of thomson gazelle and grant gazelle. Also hyenas, giraffe, elephant, hippos, zebras and a single leopard almost out of view were part of another memorable day of Safari.