The Southern Serengeti plains never fail to offer sightings of some of the most rare and elusive mammals of the African savannah. On the first trip we had a sighting of a beautiful Caracal. Unfortunately it was very shy and when he saw our vehicle he bolted off to safety distance, before melting away in the grass. This is the only image of it I could snap. This safari has been unique for me because we succeeded in seeing all eight species of felines that inhabit the African plains, including an African Wild Cat in the distance shortly after this Caracal.
On the second safari we had a prolonged sighting of a rare Aardowlf in full daylight. It was a dark and gloomy day and it had just rained a lot the day before, so maybe it was out hunting for termites as it was quite cool. We first caught up with it early in the morning when it was running for its life, chased by two Lionesses across the plains. Unfortunately it was too fleeting to photograph properly but it was a stunning scene.
Also our last safari had a rare encounter too, this time with an African Wild Cat crouching in the shade of a bush around the marsh in Ndutu. There were a few vehicles and it looked a little irritated by all the attention so we didn’t spend too much time with it. Nonetheless, it was a beautiful sighting.