Singita Grumeti

Grumeti | January 2011

The first half of January saw wonderful rains over the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park and Singita Grumeti Reserves. Afternoon showers were almost a daily occurrence, clearing the air and creating spectacular morning light. The later part of the month saw a strong easterly wind disperse cloud buildup, and the start of a two week dry spell. It will be interesting when the long rains begin. Topi and Zebra congregated in the tens of thousands on the sweet, short grasses of Nyati plains. Mishi was out on a staff game drive one afternoon when she took this shot of a herd of very relaxed Buffalo off the Punda Milia plains. Very soon thereafter all on board her vehicle watched in awe as a young adult male Lion hauled a Warthog out of his lair, a scene that played out well into dusk.