Lion pride in Serengeti National Park


Male Masai lion (Panthera leo nubica)



Lion king

Olive Baboon (Papio anubis)


Vervet Monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops)

Angry caffer Cape bufalo bull



Coke's hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus cokii)


Western white-bearded wildebeest

Plains zebra, at the scratching stone


Zebras in the crater



Serval hunting in the dusk

Central African warthog (Phacochoerus africanus massaicus)


Masai Giraffe

Crocodiles at Grumeti River


Angulate tortoise

A fat, gnu-eating crocodile at Grumeti River


Crocodile at Grumeti River

Cheetah, five brothers in Northern Serengeti NP


Tanzanian / East African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus raineyii)



Mating lions

Thomson's gazelle (Gazella thomsoni nasalis)


Male East African Bohor Reedbuck (Redunca redunca wardi)

Topi (Damaliscus topi)


East African Impala (Aepyceros melampus rendilis)



Baby hippo

Dwarf Mongoose (Helogale parvula), Tarangire NP


Slender Mongoose (Galerella sanguinea), Tarangire NP

The Banded Mongoose family and three Hamerkops (Scopus umbretta), Tarangire NP


Banded Mongoose (Mungos mungo)

Female East African impala


The smallest mammal seen, the African grass rat (Arvicanthis niloticus)

Black-lined plated lizard (Gerrhosaurus nigrolineatus)


Rock hyrax (Procavia capensis)

Bush hyrax (Heterohyrax brucei), with one brown-spotted white individual


Golden jackals (now called African golden wolf) hunting flamingos in the Ngorongoro crater

Leopard, that Kodak moment ...


A leopard with a freshly killed impala

Black rhino in the Ngorongoro Crater. This is the Eastern Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis michaeli). It had a historical distribution from South Sudan, Ethiopia, down through Kenya into north-central Tanzania. Today, its range is limited primarily to Tanzania. To support the population in the area, from 1997 several individuals have been brought to the Ngorongoro Crater in an reintroduction effort


Kirk's Dik-dik

Patterson's Eland (Tragelaphus oryx pattersonianus)


Roberts' gazelle (Gazella granti robertsi), found in Northern Tanzania generally west of the Rift Valley (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and a small part of Natron) to southern Kenya in Masai Mara and Loita Plains. The male's horns bend downward

A wolf? Golden Jackal (Canis aureus) in the Ngorongoro Crater. In 2015, this species was actually renamed the African Golden Wolf based on DNA analysis. This species is more closely related to the Grey Wolf than to the Asian Golden Jackal


Black-Backed Jackal



Olive Baboon

Serengeti termites


Serengeti Matabele ants (Pachycondyla analis)

Brown Greater Bushbaby (Otolemur crassicaudatus), Zanzibar


Northern Lesser Galago (bushbaby) (Galago senegalensis), Lake Eyesi

Kirk's Dik-dik


Bohor Reedbuck

At the hyenas den in the morning dusk


Spotted Hyena


Below you will find a list of the animals I saw during the safari. I guess there were other species around that I also observed, for example smaller animals like rodents. They will eventually be added to the list as soon as I have time to look closer to all the photos.






1 African Elephant Loxodonta africana Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Tarangire
2 African Wildcat Felis silvestris lybica Serengeti
3 Banded Mongoose Mungos mungo Tarangire
4 Bat species Microchiroptera Serengeti
5 Black Rhino Diceros bicornis Ngorongoro Crater
6 Black-Backed Jackal Canis mesomelas Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater
7 Blue Monkey Cercopithecus mitis Lake Manyara
8 Bohor Reedbuck Redunca redunca Serengeti
9 Brown Greater Bushbaby Otolemur crassicaudatus Zanzibar
10 Bush Duiker Sylvicapra grimmia Serengeti
11 Bush Rat Aethomys sp. Serengeti
12 Bushpig Potamochoerus larvatus Ngorongoro Crater
13 Cape Buffalo Syncerus caffer Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater
14 Cape Hare Lepus capensis Serengeti
15 Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus  Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater
16 Coke's Hartebeest Alcelaphus buselaphus cokei Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater
17 Common Duiker Sylvicapra grimmia Serengeti
18 Defassa Waterbuck Kobus ellipsiprymnus Serengeti
19 Eland Taurotragus oryx Tarangire
20 Golden Jackal / African Golden Wolf Canis aureus Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater
21 Grants Gazelle Gazella granti Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater
22 Ground Squirrel Xerus inauris Serengeti
23 Hippo Hippopotamus amphibius Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara
24 Impala Aepyceros melampus Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Tarangire
25 Kirk´s Dik-dik Madoqua kirkii Serengeti
26 Leopard Panthera pardus Serengeti
27 Lesser Bushbaby Galago moholi Lake Eyasi
28 Masai Lion Panthera leo Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire
29 Masai Giraffe Giraffa tippelskirchi Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Tarangire
30 Olive Baboon Papio ursinus Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Tarangire
31 Plains Zebra Equus guagga boehmi Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater
32 Rock Hyrax Procavia capensis Serengeti
33 Serval Leptailurus serval Serengeti
34 Slender Mongoose Herpestes sanguineus Tarangire
35 Southern Dwarf Mongoose Helogale parvula Tarangire
36 Spotted Hyena Crocuta crocuta Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater
37 Springhare Pedetes capensis Serengeti
38 Thomson´s Gazelle Gazella thompsoni Serengeti
39 Topi Damaliscus topi Serengeti
40 Vervet Monkey Cercopithecus aethiops Serengeti
41 Warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater
42 Western White-Bearded Wildebeest Connochaetes taurinus Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater
43 Yellow-Spotted Rock Hyrax Heterohyrax brucei Serengeti