On a Serengeti South Safari with Mkama Tours to Tanzania, from December to March, you can follow the wildebeest in at Kusini, in the Serengeti National Park, at Ndutu in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on the Maswa Game Reserve. Kusini is spotted with kopjes where cheetahs, leopards and lions abound. The Serengeti cheetah project is based. Mega herds of herbivores gather on the plains to build up their strength as lush grass follows the short rains. When they move on, the area is still rich with wildlife, especially faunas depending on the protective microclimates of kopjes, where water collects in basin-like rocks and predators, including lions and jackals, keep vigil from above to see what prey will come to drink. Bizarre aardvark and pangolin feed from towering termite mounds. African hedgehogs, hares and voles dart around the rocks, whilst gaudy lizards scurry over them.
On the rich grasslands from Ndutu to Kusini, the gnus produce 8000 calves a day for a three week era. Predatory leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, jackals and lions eat their fill, but the majority survives. Nearby alkaline lakes of Ndutu and Masek attract colorful flamingos. Acacia woodlands provide homes for hundreds of birds, monkeys and small mammals. Grassland erupts with wildflowers and fascinating insect life. Maswa Game Reserve, south west of the Serengeti National Park also provides dry season pasture. Here and all around southern Serengeti, you will also find buffalos, hartebeests, impalas, gazelles and dozens of other ungulates, from the gentle duikers to the impudent klipspringers and minute dik-diks. You will also see comical warthogs, shrewd baboons and gawky ostriches, iconic images of wildlife holidays in Africa. In the lush haven of the nearby Ngorongoro Crater, genetic strains of non-migrating wildebeests and distinctive lions have evolved over many years. Black rhinoceros reside here, protected by the park rangers. Not far away, the Olduvai Gorge sheltered the prehistoric man