Big Cat Recap – Tanzania Trip Report

When we decided to offer a series of 10 Year Anniversary trips in 2016, the first must-do trip on the list was a Big Cats Safari to Tanzania. We scheduled the trip to coincide with wildebeest calving season. During that time, wildebeest herds swell in size by 40%. In addition to top-notch migration viewing, this is also prime time to see big cats in action.

Our Big Cats itinerary included Ngorongoro Crater, Ndutu, southern Serengeti and northern Serengeti. Over 10 days, we encountered more than 50 lions, four leopard, eight cheetah including two successful hunts. We also spotted a caracal and pack of wild dogs along the way. Right place, right time.

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Lioness and cub – Ndutu, Tanzania.
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Cheetah cubs feeding on Thompson’s gazelle – Ndutu, Tanzania.
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Two five-month old cubs and mother leopard – Northern Serengeti, Tanzania.
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Leopard cub – Northern Serengeti, Tanzania.
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Lions – Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.

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