Justin’s Tanzania Experience (My first blog post!)
This article is about our 2 week travel in Tanzania. Here I will show you my experience in Tanzania, as well as facts about the Big 5 & info about the Wildebeest Migration. (Background Info: The quality might not be that good cause I’m not Mike nor Anna. I’m a weird boy called Justin and I’m proud of it. Also I’m 8. There might be some different stuff . )
I used chapters to help list down what you will read
My Travel Experience
Africa Big 5 introduction
I used to think ____________________________
Now I know _____________________________
1. I used to think that Tanzania was a dirty place with crimes happening everywhere and lions eating and attacking everyone and thousands of people being ELIMINATED from sickness in seconds, even cars breaking down in 2 days, that kind of stuff (Hahaha soooooooo not true!!! But many people probably think that. I used to!!!!!!)
2.But now I know that Tanzania is a cool country. Yes, It’s not perfect but then, nowhere is. Still, there is malaria and people die a lot sometimes.
Tanzania is sometimes kinda weird. some parts have nearly 0 pollution and other parts are kinda dusty and not nearly so (pauses) natureish (but dats not a word).
2. Big 5
The Lion, known as a “Symba(pronounced si-m-bah) in swahiili(The language that Tanzanians speak)is a intelligent species of animal that works in groups called “Prides”.Lions have a funny “organization” where the females are the hunters and the male just lazes around.Also, in a single pride, there is 1 male♂ and 4 or more females♀.Also,Lions are easily recognisable:males can be recognised by the darkness of their manes.If you see a male lion with a blackish mane, it means he is very strong and O.P.if his mane is golden and bright it means he is like a newbie.
Female lions can be recognised by 2 different things.1: their nose. If their nose is pink,then they aren’t mature yet. If they have spots on their leg, (you guessed it!) they aren’t mature either!
2. Cape Buffalo
The cape buffalo is a powerful species of Buffalo that lives in herds of 2+ and their horns are BULLETPROOF!!You need a special type of bullet to pierce them!
Also, at many gates at International Parks (i think) there are Cape Buffalo skulls. Its kinda cool but creepy too. People like trophy hunting these big fellas but thats not nice! Why? Cause it just is not nice. Also, they are innocent animals. We are also technically animals.
A fast runner, a agile dodger, and a nimble hunter, the leopard is something to see. Leopards are hard to find, because
A. They like hiding in the shade
B. Even when they are hunting they try to blend in, and they are GOOD with a capital g at sneaking.
They also have spots on their body to help blend in the savannah’s of Tanzania.
Also, did you know that leopards are solitary animals?(Solitary means alone/ lone)
4. African Elephant
The African Elephant is a big strong elephant, actually, they are bigger than asian elephants! Also, did you know that elephant tusks are slowly shrinking because humans are killing elephants for their tusks and because the elephants want to survive, every generation the tusks are shrinking!:( And you know what?! Thats not good! Why? Because people are killing innocent animals! Also, in 2007 1 KILO of ivory cost 3$. But in 2014 it cost 1375$!!!!!!!! How about 2040?!
The Rhino is a awesome animal that lives by itself(it is a solitary animal) and I bet you have heard of it. They (you probably know this) have 2 horns, 1 is bigger and is the front horn, the other horn is smaller and behind the 1st horn. These fantastic animals have 2 main species:The White Rhino and the Black Rhino. The White Rhino is the most endangered type of Rhino. It is endangered because people think powdered rhino horn cures any disease! But modern science knows that its NOT true!!
Chapter 3: Wildebeest Migration
Above, you can see a map of were the wildebeest go in their migration. They start at Ngorongoro Conversation Area and then move to Ndutu Area. After that they go to Central Serengeti (By “they” I mean the wildebeest). And then they go to like, Western Corridor, After that Grumeti Game Reserve. And then (ugh, this is getting annoying!!) they cross Mara River. After that, ( Aaaaaaagggggghhhhh!!!!!!!!) Northern Serengeti is their location.And then blablabla (Sorry, but it is sooooooooo annoying when you are trying to list it down so i will 🛑 ) . The end of this tiny part.
Wildebeest migrate in HUGE groups, that go together to make EVEN MORE HUGE groups. If you have a average brain and has at least SOME luck (like, enough luck not to be hypnotised by angry alien that wanna take over earth) then you PROBABLY will be safe.PROBABLY! P R O B A BL Y!!!
You can see that these wildebeest are crossing a river called Mara River. The Mara River is filled with crocodiles and the wildebeest have to run real fast to escape. Also, normally the leaders die first when crossing. You see, the leaders are pretty much always in the front so its them who go in first.
Also, if you have read all the way to this part then thanks 🙂 ! I mean, this is my first article! 🙂