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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    Lowis & Leakey is a dynamic African safari company founded by Ninian Lowis and his wife Lara Leakey. We are based in Kenya where Lara and Ninian’s families have been involved in exploration and safaris since the late 19th century. Ninian is a professional guide who has over 20 years of experience leading safaris throughout Africa. Lara runs our office and manages the safari logistics as well as the day to day business of the safaris. Both Ninian and Lara delight in sharing their passion for Africa’s people, wildlife and wild places with their guests.
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