"Drive north for about two hours and swing right at the fig tree; in a while you will see three low hills ..." these were our (rather vague) directions when we first tried to reach Nasera Rock.

Nasera Safaris is named for a 250' high monolith that looms over a rarely-visited part of the Serengeti. Joseph and David have taken people to this region for many years and continue to marvel at the stunning beauty of the area. Having a picnic lunch in the shade of the great rock, under the large acacias, marveling at the fig trees that ooze from rocky folds and creases, is an experience that you won't soon forget. Occasionally there are Maasai herders in the area and there can be all kinds of game on the drives to and from the rock.

Both the rock and the fig tree have some fame. In various stories and legends from the past the tree is called "the place where the man was killed" for inconclusive and often contradictory reasons. It is also used as an iconic signpost in the middle of seemingly endless grasslands. The rock has sheltered humans for at least 10,000 years and still might harbor wild dogs, Maasai herders, and even the rare, bone-breaking lamagier. There are two excellent and relevant books that mention the area: My Serengeti Years by Myles Turner and The Tree Where Man Was Born by Peter Matthiessen.

We are now working with Capture Africa Tours to give you an even better experience on your tour! Our highly experienced guides and photographers, Joseph Ndunguru, Dick Berry and Shaun Taylor are sure to help you get the most out of your trip and send you home with lasting memories.

Joseph Ndunguru was born and raised in Tanzania. He has worked more than thirty years studying and interpreting the wildlife of the country. Joseph has led safaris for the most important organizations (and for some of the the world's most important people) for more than twenty years. His sense of humor and encyclopedic knowledge make him a wonderful traveling companion. Prior to being a tour leader, Joseph worked for 16 years at Ngorongoro Crater in education and tourism.

Born in the southern part of Tanzania (near Mbinga), Joseph was educated in Uganda. When he was a youngster, the East African Union existed and Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda were cooperative members of the Union. Joseph was educated further at the College of African Wildlife Management and then traveled to the US where he attended the University of Michigan's Park Management and Recreation program.

David Clapp has spent his adult life working in the environmental field and in eco-tourism. In his thirty-plus trips to Tanzania he has found a second home, a nation full of friends, and enough wildlife to keep his heart racing day in and day out. David will provide books and checklists, photographic and pre-travel advice; as well as working in the field to make your trip memorable.

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