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Amboseli, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti & Ndutu - March 2022

Photo Tours to Kenya and Tanzania

Posted on 21st April, 2022

Stu Porter

Ndutu Woodland Copyright Stu Porter
Wildebeest and Zebra herds in the Ndutu Woodland, Tanzania

After waiting patiently for travel to open for two long years, we have successfully completed the 2022 photo safari to Amboseli in Kenya and the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Ndutu in Tanzania.

The combination of locations on this safari always results in a very photo productive trip. This year was no exception, and we had excellent sightings at all the reserves we visited. Each place offers something different, and you never feel that you are duplicating anything.

Amboseli is known for its fantastic Elephant sightings with the snow-covered Mount Kilimanjaro as the backdrop. On this year's visit, we saw terrific numbers of Elephants. We were also treated to multiple Lion sightings, thousands of Flamingos, Grey Crowned Cranes, Hippos fighting, stunning sunsets, and even an African Rock Python.

After successfully navigating through the Namanga Border Post, we reached the beautiful Ngorongoro Crater in the late afternoon. We soaked in the magnificent views of the Crater floor from the Serena Lodge. Our three drives in the Crater provided an enormous number of animals like Wildebeest, Buffalo, Eland and Grant's Gazelle, to name a few. This is the best place to see the endangered Black Rhino, and we saw a number of them. We were also treated to a great sighting of a Serval Cat, Lions, a Kori Bustard in display and an enormous Bull Elephant with magnificent tusks.

Central Serengeti was our next stop on the trip, and our first sighting was of a female Cheetah with two cubs. All three climbed up a fallen tree to get a good view over the tall grass. We also saw two different Leopards, a female and a huge male. Finally, our drive through the extensive and beautiful Gol Kopjes resulted in two incredible Lion sightings. Seeing Lions on the Kopjes is a memorable encounter, and the Serengeti is famous for this.

The last stop on our tour was the very productive area of Ndutu. This place never ceases to provide some great encounters and photographic opportunities. The massive migration herds were still based around Ndutu, and we were treated to one of nature's spectacles. Seeing is believing, and the only way to grapple with the sheer numbers is to be out amongst the herds as they move and feed. The sounds are incredible too. Ndutu is an excellent location for lions, and we photographed several different individuals. Bat Eared Foxes, Chameleons, Vultures, Fish Eagles, a dead Elephant, male Cheetah fighting and thousands of herd animals around the marsh and at the Hidden Valley kept our cameras busy and our memory cards full.

Many thanks to our guides in Kenya, Mamai and James, who showed us a wonderful time in Amboseli and Arnold and Wilfred, who showed us the best that Tanzania offers. It is always a pleasure working together with you all, and thank you for all your hard work. A huge thank you must also go to the staff at all the Camps and Lodges we stayed at.

Thank you to Rita, Sharon, Bob & Jeannie for joining us on this safari and making the massive effort to travel to Africa. It was an honour to share the incredible sightings with you all.

Enjoy some images from this WILD4 Amboseli, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Ndutu Photo Safari.

Best wishes,

Stu.

Stu Porter Photography Amboseli Elephants
Two baby Elephants following the herd in Amboseli, Kenya
Stu Porter Photography Amboseli Photo tour Kenya Flamingos
Two Greater Flamingos in Amboseli, Kenya
Lions playing Amboseli Kenya Stu Porter
Lion cubs play fighting in Amboseli, Kenya
Herd of Elephants Amboseli Kenya
A train of Elephants in Amboseli - wildlife panorama
African Rock Python Amboseli Stu Porter
African Rock Python lurking in the water, Amboseli
Grey Crowned Crane in flight Stu Porter photography
Grey Crowned Crane in flight, Amboseli, Kenya
Cape Buffalo charging Stu Porter Kenya
Cape Buffalo running in Amboseli, Kenya
Elephants Amboseli Kenya
Herd of Elephants in Amboseli
Sunset Amboseli Stu Porter Photography
Sunset in Amboseli National Park, Kenya
Stu Porter Photography Male Impala
Male Impala in Amboseli
Wild4 African Photo Safaris photgraphic vehicle in Amboseli. Stu Porter Photography
One of our specially modified WILD4 Photo Safari vehicles in Amboseli
Elephant herd Stu Porter Photography
Elephant herd walking across open field in Amboseli
Male Waterbuck Amboseli, Stu Porter Photography
Male Common Waterbuck in Amboseli, Kenya
Stu Porter Photography Wildebeest in lake Amboseli Kenya
Wildebeest and Flamingos in lake, Amboseli, Kenya
Big Bull Elephant Amboseli Stu Porter Photography
Big Bull Elephant, Amboseli
Male Lion Amboseli Copyright Stu Porter Photography
Male Lion in Amboseli, Kenya
Black Rhino Stu Porter African Wildlife Photography
Three Black Rhinos in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Stu Porter African Wildlife Photography
Big Bull Elephant with great tusks, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Stu Porter African Wildlife Photography
Eland Antelope, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Stu Porter African Wildlife Photography
Two Bull Elephants in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Stu Porter African Wildlife Photography
Male Grant's Gazelle Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Stu Porter African Wildlife Photography
Cape Buffalo with Cattle Egret on its back in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Stu Porter African Wildlife Photography
Two small Lion cubs in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Stu Porter African Wildlife Photography
The largest flying bird in Africa, the Kori Bustard, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Stu Porter African Wildlife Photography
Serval Cat, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Stu Porter African Wildlife Photos
Male Lion, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Stu Porter African Wildlife Photos
Female Cheetah on a fallen tree, searching for prey, Serengeti, Tanzania
Stu Porter African Wildlife Photos
Two sub adult Cheetah cubs in the Serengeti, Tanzania
Stu Porter African Wildlife Photos
Lilac Breasted Roller in flight, Serengeti, Tanzania
Stu Porter African Wildlife Photos
Topi antelope, Serengeti, Tanzania
Stu Porter African Wildlife Photos
Eurasian Roller and a Superb Starling share the same bush, Serengeti, Tanzania
Stu Porter African Wildlife Photos
Large male Leopard resting in a tree, Serengeti, Tanzania
Stu Porter African Wildlife Photos
Female Leopard resting in the safety of a tree, Serengeti, Tanzania
Stu Porter African Wildlife Photos
Lioness on a rock in the Gol Kopje complex, Serengeti, Tanzania
Stu Porter African Wildlife Photos
Two male Lions at Gol Kopjes, Serengeti, Tanzania
Tanzania Photo Safaris with Stu Porter
Flap necked Chameleon crossing an open road, Ndutu, Tanzania
Tanzania Photo Safaris with Stu Porter
A Hippo near the Big Marsh in Ndutu
Tanzania Photo Safaris with Stu Porter
Lion paw, Ndutu, Tanzania
Tanzania Photo Safaris with Stu Porter
A Bat Eared Fox, Ndutu, Tanzania
Stu Porter African Wildlife Photos
Black Winged Stilt searching for food in a lake at the Hidden Valley, Ndutu, Tanzania
Tanzania Photo Safaris with Stu Porter
A Common Greenshank at the Hidden Valley, Ndutu
Tanzania Photo Safaris with Stu Porter
Juvenile African Fish Eagle, Ndutu, Tanzania
Tanzania Photo Safaris with Stu Porter
Maasai Giraffe in Ndutu
Tanzania Photo Safaris with Stu Porter
Male Lion running in Ndutu
Tanzania Photo Safaris with Stu Porter
Grey Breasted Spurfowl, Ndutu, Tanzania
Tanzania Photo Safaris with Stu Porter
Lioness in a tree in the woodland near Lake Masek, Ndutu
Tanzania Photo Safaris with Stu Porter
Lioness high in a tree in Ndutu Woodland
Tanzania Photo Safaris with Stu Porter
Getting up a tree is much easier than getting down !! Lion in Ndutu
Tanzania Photo Safaris with Stu Porter
Herd of Wildebeest running, Ndutu
Tanzania Photo Safaris with Stu Porter
Tawny Eagle in flight, Ndutu
Tanzania Photo Safaris with Stu Porter
Male Lion in the open near Lake Ndutu
Tanzania Photo Safaris with Stu Porter
White Bearded Wildebeest cross the shallow Ndutu Lake
Tanzania Photo Safaris with Stu Porter
The migration herds in the Ndutu area
Tanzania Photo Safaris with Stu Porter
Newly born Wildebeest were in their thousands around Ndutu
Tanzania Photo Safaris with Stu Porter
Young male Lion in the lush woodland surrounding lake Masek
Tanzania Photo Safaris with Stu Porter
Herd of Zebra drinking from the lake in the Hidden Valley, Ndutu
Tanzania Photo Safaris with Stu Porter
Male Lion with one eye near the small marsh in Ndutu, Tanzania