We made it to our first nyumba to be met by Chris, a great guy and cheerful Thomson employee.
All of our tents were luxurious with our own private toilet and showers inside. Coffee served hot every day at "jambo jambo" time.
Our head guide, Kumbi, and man who knows every species of flora and fauna in Africa. He can also spot animals while he 4X4's and answers endless questions from his passengers.
Breakfast in the bush!
Our visit to the Maasai Women's Center, with contributions from our safari operator.
An eye opening visit to a local Boma (Maasai house).
Eastern Serengeti Nyumba...Safari living at it's finest!
The food was fabulous and this guy made sure it happened.
Our wonderful guides, staff, and park rangers bid us goodbye from our first Serengeti nyumba.
Central Serengeti Nyumba
We saw many "new" animals on our way to our new safari home. We did break down again, and damn if Mohdy didn't drop the entire rear axel and determined new bearings were in order. After a couple hours, a rescue vehicle came for us and Thomson Safaris shipped out an entire new axel and had it installed by the next morning!!
The next morning after our arrival at camp 2, we saw this carnage. Hyenas tearing apart a zebra which had been taken by a solo lioness. This pack drove her off and really got after it.
Serengeti Visitor Center. We circled back to this site several times, as the vehicle fuel is nearby!!
New friends from NYC.
We waited patiently for the show and were highly rewarded when these hippos displayed their "yawning" behaviors!!
Serengeti Balloon Safaris
The balloon ride across the Serengeti in the early morning was absolutely thrilling. It was beautiful, quiet, then shockingly loud with a hot, bright blast! The landing was much less traumatic than I expected. We didn't even roll over. A champagne breakfast finished off a great experience.
On to Gibbs Farm! You're going to love it.