The short grass plains of the Serengeti

The southern serengeti was looking finer than it has in years. The rains had been fantastic  and the short grass plains were green and covered by hundreds of thousands of animals.
Here and there,  there were carpets of white, yellow and pink flowers. At times it looked like the zebra were standing in a fresh fall of snow as they stood in fields of  heliotrope.
We drove for miles across country and ended up at Naserua rock, sentinel of the Angata Kiti valley. There high on the cliffs there were falcons nesting, a little further along a mess of Griffons, also nesting.  At Ndutu we sat and watched the still mirror like water as the heat built for rain. Flamingoes, Ruffs, Stilts, trees, huge storm clouds, and even the distant Ngorongoro mountains were reflected with pin sharp clarity.

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