As part of my birthday present this year, my family decided to send me to the Serengeti (gee, I wonder why). Well, it wasn't exactly Africa. Actually the Toronto Metro Zoo has an overnight Serengeti Bush Camp.
I have kept a journal of our adventure. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! I would recommend looking into a similar programme near your home.
Arrival time: 4:45 pm We were quickly wisked away by landie (well actually it was a zoomobile) to our bushcamp. Boma enclosure, campfire and sleeping quarters. This was our home for the next 17 hours. Could have been worse. As you can see, our tent was called "Tembo" which is Masai word for Elephant.
Shortly after unpacking, we grabbed our water and camera and headed out for a 2 hour guided walk. Our first sighting (stop) was a male hippopotamus, Samson (born 1973).
Next, we came across Tessa (born 1972), one of 7 female ellies. We met with one of the ellie keepers who took us inside the elephant house and showed us where they sleep at night and where they live when we have too much snow. :-o
to be continued...