Tanzanian 2007 safari - animals

Lion pride in Serengeti National Park


Serengeti lions






Olive Baboon (Papio anubis)


Vervet Monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops)


A dagga boy! Angry caffer Cape Bufalo


Elephants, Tarangire NP


Coke's Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus cokii)


Western White-bearded Wildebeest


Plains Zebra, at the scratching stone


Zebra in the Crater


Serval hunting in the dusk


Serval with prey


Central African Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus massaicus)


Masai Giraffe seen between Manyara and Lake Natron


Nile Crocodile, Grumeti River


Leopard Tortoise


A fat, gnu-eating Nile Crocodile at Grumeti River


Nile Crocodile, Grumeti River


Cheetah, five brothers in Northern Serengeti NP


Tanzanian / East African Cheetah


Painted Dwarf Gecko (Lygodactylus picturatus)


Tropical House Gecko (Hemidactylus mabouia)


Mwanza Flat-headed Rock Agama (Agama mwanzae) - female


Mwanza Flat-headed Rock Agama - male


Thomson's Gazelle, the most numerous gazelle on Serengeti




Male East African Bohor Reedbuck


Bohor Reedbuck, Tarangire NP


Topi (Damaliscus topi)


East African Impala




Coke's Hartebeest




Young Hippo yawning


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), I think


Could be Sudan Plated Lizard (Broadleysaurus major)


Rock Hyrax


Maybe Yellow-spotted Rock Hyrax / Bush Hyrax (Heterohyrax brucei), with one brown-spotted white individual


East African Defassa Waterbuck


My first Leopard observed in the wild, a classic Kodak moment ...


Leopard with fresh kill


Dragging its kill into a tree


The elephants did not agree with the leopard, and tried (in vain) to scare if off


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


Olive Baboon




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


African Golden Wolf hunting flamingos, Lake Magadi, Ngorongoro Crater



Black-Backed Jackal


Spotted Hyena


African Striped Skink (Trachylepis striata)


Olive Baboon


Serengeti termites


Serengeti Matabele ants (Pachycondyla analis)


Northern Greater Galago (Otolemur garnettii), Zanzibar


Senegal Bushbaby (Galago senegalensis), Lake Eyesi


Kirk's Dik-dik, Tarangire NP


Kirk's Dik-dik, Serengeti


At the hyenas den in the morning dusk, Serengeti NP


Spotted Hyena, Ngorongoro Crater


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 Northern Greater Galago Otolemur garnettii 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