Saturday, 27 December 2008

Playing cards in the bush, but who's the cheetah?

Last night each family were squished up in a single tent together all pitched close as we had been warned our night-time visitors could be hyena or wild pig.

We woke at 5:30am for a yummy breakfast of pancakes, egg and toast, and at the same time making friends with a friendly giraffe, before heading out on our game drive. We wanted to see a cheetah or a leopard and our driver made our wish come true by cleverly spotting the cheetah we've always wanted to see.

Now, that wasn't all we saw, because there were loads (at least thousands) of zebra and wildebeast outside our window, because they were migrating from the Maasai Mara to the Serengeti because the grass is more lush here in the Serengeti. Another animal that we hadn't seen before was the redbuck.

Just before lunch we stopped to do a wilderbeast trail to help us find out a bit about the wilderbeast and zebra. We were just going past the wilderbeast and we saw two lions creeping up towards the herd,we thought we were going to see a kill but we didn't (what a shame, we've never seen a kill).

We left the Serengeti to go to the campsite which was on the rim of the crater ready for the last game drive of our trip.

We head off to bed wondering if we will come face to face with a hyena in the night!

By Georgia Scott

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