Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Baby Giraffe

Today on our game drive we had the pleasure to see a newborn giraffe. It still had it's umbilical cord attached! 

The gestation period for a giraffe is around fifteen months. 

Giraffes give birth standing and are known to return to the same place they were born (known as a "calving ground") to have their baby.

When the calf drops out (yes, it drops about 5 feet to the ground) it weighs about 150 pounds and stands up to 6 feet tall. 

After a few hours from being born the baby giraffe is able to stand and run with the rest of their family.

Before heading home we came across another mama with her babies, hiding in the shade of an acacia tree.

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Karibu Sana! 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Back in the Serengeti

It's nice to be back in the Serengeti. The short rains are falling which has turned the grass and trees to their beautiful green colours. The wildebeest are moving south from the Maasai Mara, making their way through Central Serengeti. The numbers are increasing daily. 

The rain stopped just in time for the balloon fight this morning and the winds were in a very nice direction. It was a beautiful flight in the Seronera region. Here are a few shots from this mornings flight. 

Young croc...

They're back!


Showing us who's boss!

 Marabou Stork enjoying a little fishing...

Early morning squabble... 

With all the large water puddles the hippos are enjoying their space!

Civet cat on the move, not something you see everyday from the balloon!

Hippos making their way to the river for the day... 

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