Safari Day 5: Early Morning Serengeti

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So when roaming herds of antelopes, zebras and even elephants don't elicit much of a response, you know you've had a good safari. It's not that these animals are any less majestic now. It's just that they've become the almost constant backdrop to the really special sights: hyenas gnawing on the bones of a long-deceased wildebeest, cheetahs feeding on the corpse of a freshly killed gazelle, hyena, jackals and lions congregating, perhaps discussing those nearby zebras they'd really like to have for dinner. It doesn't matter how long you spend in the Serengeti--every day brings something wondrous and new and every day feels worth it. Sadly, my time here is drawing to a close and tomorrow we leave to drive back through (rather than just around) Ngorongoro Crater. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing that but it also serves as a stark reminder of just how short a time I have left in this amazing country.

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