By Claude Shitindi – Photos From My February Safari

Greetings from Arusha, Tanzania. My name is Claude Shitindi and I am a driver-guide with Africa Dream Safaris. I have just returned from a 10-night safari to the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater beginning February 6, 2013 and ending February 16, 2013. We enjoyed many different areas of the park and also a nice mixture of lodging and camping including Seronera Sametu Camp in the Central Serengeti Woodlands, Private Camping in the Southern Serengeti Plains, Ngorongoro Serena Lodge on the rim of the Crater and finally Lake Manyara Serena Lodge.

Included here are some of my favorite pictures I managed to take on the safari with my guests. We very much enjoyed our adventure together!

Lastly, here is the latest Migration Report:

Scattered herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle are currently ranging around Naabi Hill and the Triangle area of the Southern Serengeti. Medium sized herds were seen further south around the Matiti Plains. Immediately around the Ndutu Woodlands there is good viewing for giraffe, elephant, leopard and lion. To the west of Ndutu is currently the best area for cheetahs.  The Central Serengeti including Seronera Valley is also great for game viewing currently especially Maasai and Sametu Kopjes with fantastic sightings of lion, elephant, buffalo and giraffe. Lastly, around Moru Kopjes there are huge herds of zebras and wildebeest that were arricing from Kusini area and we got lucky with rhino sightings there too. I am not sure if these herds around Moru will stay or go back to southern plains and Ndutu when there is more rain.

Thank you,

Claude Shitindi
ADS Driver-Guide





11 Responses to By Claude Shitindi – Photos From My February Safari

  1. Diane Christofferson says:

    Jambo Claude:

    We had a wonderful safari with you and hope you are well. Asante sana for your enjoyable companionship and sharing your beautiful photos. I am still going through all 4,222 of mine. I will send some on to ADS for (hopefully) posting.

    Diane

    • Claude says:

      Hey,jambo Diane,how cool to see your comment here,hope you are doing good,4,222 pics,wow,you got a lot to go through,I know u must be busy up there but i believe you will get some time and post them. Great time

  2. Yvonne and Patrick Hearn says:

    Claude, great cat photos! We will have 2 return. Enjoy. Cheers, Yvonne & pat

    • Claude says:

      Hello Yvonne,thanks much,Yes we will be so glad to host you again here in Tanzania,cheers,keep well…. KARIBU TENA TANZAIA

  3. Michele Sweeney says:

    Claude, this African adventure was the most amazing experience of my life and I have traveled the world. Any question we asked, you had the expertise. Thank you for your patience and sense of humor with our group.

    P.S. Remember to tell little ladies like me my ” CPR “solution to camping!

  4. Lisa Light-Nelson says:

    Thank you Claude (Asante Sana) for all of your guidance and expertise. I know we weren’t an easy group, but hopefully you had some fun too! I love your pictures and I am still going through all of mine too. We had a great time..you are such a super asset to Ads…

    • Claude says:

      Pleasure,thank you very much Lisa,how is tourism on your side there cos we are little bit slowing down here.

      • Lisa Light-Nelson says:

        Came back to a busy island but we have slowed down a bit now until summer. Take care and keep posting so I can continue to miss the Serengetti!

  5. Lee & Fay Ohler says:

    Jambo Claude, That was definitely a highlight experience of a lifetime! We also are still going through all the pictures and making prints/albums. As noted by the others, your expertise was outstanding and made the Safari very informative, as well as fun & enjoyable. (BTW – we have sent you a book about the Grand Canyon, as you had an interest in its formation – I think Sharon is bringing it.)
    Aloha – Lee & Fay

    • Claude says:

      Jambo Lee and Fay,yes i thank you guys for been easy and Kind to me of which made my trip with you easy.am waiting for your pics and hope i will be able to identify the ones i took for Fay.Thank you so much for the book,yes She will send it down..

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