The drive to the Serengeti, easily Africa’s most famous National Park, was about 4 hours from Lake Manyara. The time passed quickly on the windy, hilly roads due to interesting landscape and watching the Maasai wrangling their herds of cows and goats grazing along the side of the road. Several times we passed some youth dressed in black with their faces painted black and white. Peter, our guide from Pristine Trails, explained that those were young men recently circumcised, after which they are to leave their tribe and be on their own (or with a few other boys in the same position) for 6 weeks.

The Serengeti is easily Africa's most famous National Park. On our second day with Pristine Trails we drove in our open-air vehicle through the vast plains of Tanzania while witnessing the Great Migration. Read more at thefivefoottraveler.com

We had a quick stop at the Ngorongoro Conservation Center, then proceeded to the crater rim. Once there, we hopped out at the viewing platform and took in the site of the world’s largest intact caldera. Using binoculars, we saw a rhinoceros way down on the floor of the crater, then took a few photos before getting back into the truck to make our way to the plains of the Southern Serengeti.

The Serengeti is easily Africa's most famous National Park. On our second day with Pristine Trails we drove in our open-air vehicle through the vast plains of Tanzania while witnessing the Great Migration. Read more at thefivefoottraveler.com

Before we knew it, we were driving amongst the herds of zebra and wildebeest during their annual great migration! Some were grazing, some were wandering, some were napping, some were playing, some zebra were rolling on their backs in the dirt, but all were part of the Great Migration.

The Serengeti is easily Africa's most famous National Park. On our second day with Pristine Trails we drove in our open-air vehicle through the vast plains of Tanzania while witnessing the Great Migration. Read more at thefivefoottraveler.com

We learned that zebra and wildebeest have a symbiotic relationship — although wildebeest aren't necessarily considered intelligent animals, they're better at finding water, while the zebras keen senses alert them to predators. That's why they make for good travel companions during the migration.

The Serengeti is easily Africa's most famous National Park. On our second day with Pristine Trails we drove in our open-air vehicle through the vast plains of Tanzania while witnessing the Great Migration. Read more at thefivefoottraveler.com

As we continued our game drive, Peter from Pristine Trails drove us to our first lion sighting of the trip – 5 lions just chilling out in the open!

The Serengeti is easily Africa's most famous National Park. On our second day with Pristine Trails we drove in our open-air vehicle through the vast plains of Tanzania while witnessing the Great Migration. Read more at thefivefoottraveler.com

The Serengeti is easily Africa's most famous National Park. On our second day with Pristine Trails we drove in our open-air vehicle through the vast plains of Tanzania while witnessing the Great Migration. Read more at thefivefoottraveler.com

As the sun began to drop lower in the sky, we pulled in to Southern Serengeti Acacia Camp for the night. We showered, ate a delicious meal, and went to bed after a fantastic first day in the Serengeti with Pristine Trails.

The Serengeti is easily Africa's most famous National Park. On our second day with Pristine Trails we drove in our open-air vehicle through the vast plains of Tanzania while witnessing the Great Migration. Read more at thefivefoottraveler.com

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The Serengeti is easily Africa's most famous National Park. On our second day with Pristine Trails we drove in our open-air vehicle through the vast plains of Tanzania while witnessing the Great Migration. Read more at thefivefoottraveler.com

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