Later it turned out that Tara is a bit better, but we decided to go back to Kenya as in Eldoret we know the vet which is the brother of Raj the owner of the Lodge in Eldoret.
In Kisumu, Kenya it turned out that Tara was healthy again, so we could continue our trip to Tanzania.
The border crossing was once again without any problems, no one cared about Tara, we have not had the Tanzania shilling yet, so we quickly drove to Musoma to go to the ATM to plunder it.
After we changed a flat tire in the morning, we lost air overnight, we continue to drive towards Serengeti. We are not sure if we can smuggle in Tara, so we spend the night once more near the gates at Lake Victoria, to be first at the gate at dawn. The track to the camp is once again muddy, so we struggle on bravely until this idyllic place.
Now, some good advice is needed, which track to take. We detour, which does not always lead to success, this time at least we do not get stuck.
We reached the place with dry feet and really relax and prepare mentally for the Serengeti National Park. A marabou stork shows its best side, but it is really an ugly birds.
We are inside. Tara was quiet at the gate for a change and thus she was not discovered. We had to pay in U.S. dollars which is not so easy, because after almost a year of Africa, our dollar reserves were used up. But as usual in Africa, there is always a way.
Soon we see the first animals. A hyena on morning game hunt.
Zebras, a whole herd, a lonely giraffe and a couple of elephants, what more could you expect.
The scenery is magnificent. We see a vulture and a secretary bird, it has the name because of its head feathers.
And of course baboons. They are not completely harmless, because they are not shy and come to the car and sometimes long in purely because they want to steal something.The Serengeti is a grass and tree savannah and is known in the western world by Professor Grimek, who campaigned for the preservation of the Serengeti. He aroused the interest that boosted the tourism and contributed to the preservation of the Serengeti.
And then, out of nowhere a lioness appears. Lion like to stay in the Seronera Valley, because they have good coverage, rich wildlife and plenty of water. And then we discover a second lioness under a tree. Lionesses are not loners. They live together with other lionesses and cubs. Only the males are solitary. A third shows up, they seem to be hunting. But soon it disappears in the bush.
Further afield, we discover a herd of Thomson’s gazelle, easily recognizable by the black markings on their belly.
We drive on and see the lions again. They are on the hunt. Nearby is a large herd of zebra which are in the focus of the lionesses. A single elephant bull crosses our path. They are dangerous, especially if they are after cows. Perhaps cows are also nearby. We have lost the lionesses, but we run into a herd of zebra that are extremely worried. Likely lionesses are nearby. And, in fact. The lionesses launch an attack. But the zebras are faster, and still on alert.
In a nearby water we see hippos. They lie close together in the water and enjoy the cool water. But we must return. There are still 100 kilometers to the gate. On the way back, we see an even larger herd of elephants.
We make it to the campsite before sunset, although before the gate we had a puncture. Alexandra has secured the area, it could have been a lion in the bush, I changed the tire. Everything went well.