Safari in Ngorongoro
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Habari! Napapenda hapa! (Hello, I love it here!) As you can see I am already half Masai! I bought a Swahili phrasebook by lonely planet and I’ve started to learn how to say the basic stuff. Fun stuff!
Today I woke up at the right time and I took pictures when the sun came out. So I had to get up around 6am. At 7:15 I was done with my pictures so I run to have some breakfast. At 7:30 we were ready to go and take a photographic safari inside Ngorongoro crater. We were very excited as It was supposed to be the best park in Tanzania. From the hotel to the bottom of the crater there is 600 metres so it took us 40 minutes to go down.
For the first time we saw lions (male and female).
So far we have seen 4 of “the big five” (giraffe, elephant, hippopotamus and rhinoceros) but we still have one missing…. The leopard! Our guide told us that in Serengeti we will probably see them, although it is difficult, they hide and they are not easy to find.
All along the park you find tons of Masai people as they are the only ones allowed to live in the crater.
The safari ended up at 1pm, so we went all the way up the creater to arrive to the hotel to have lunch. Food in Africa is just very good, I would have never said that! I’d better start taking care of my diet or i will become another kind of big predator in Africa. Alter lunch we went to the room and rested for a while except me, I spent some time downloading and organizing the 260 photos that I took today! At 5pm we decided to take some more photos around the hotel. The location was just spectacular with one of the best views over the crater! Check the pictures I am wearing my new TB t-shirt! ;)
One we finished our photo shoot around the hotel we went to the cafeteria to have a glass of red wine while Lucas read one of his books and I studied my Swahili phrase book. While we were there, there was a Masai show we recorded on tape!
That is all for today, tomorrow we leave at 7:30 to Serengeti, where we will stay 2 days.
See you tomorrow!