Ngorongoro to Serengeti

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Olduvai Gorge
We waved good-bye to the cold Ngorongoro Crater. We said hello to warm weather again!

We drove around the rim of the crater, providing us with some excellent scenery. As we came off the rim, we started to drive through rolling hills. The road to Serengeti was bumpy as hell. It would knock your teeth out. None-the-less we toughed it out as we had no choice. On our way there we stopped at Olduvai Gorge. We got a quick history lesson and was allowed to drive into the gorge. It was very interesting to see the different layers and all the history that surrounded Olduvai.

We got back on the bumpy road to continue on to Serengeti.
Baboons
I guess the road is a highway to Lake Victoria. There were four door sedans driving on these rough roads. It must have been terrible for the suspension and overall health of the car. But they had no choice.

We finally made it to the gate of Serengeti and stopped off to have lunch. At the lunch spot there is a hill you can climb up and look out over the Serengeti providing excellent views.

More bumpy roads once you entered the Serengeti, but you could see forever as much of it was flat.

First day in the Serengeti we saw a cheetah with her cub. It was on a kopje (pronounced copy) which is a rock with some vegetation in the middle of the flat lands and was a great sight to see. They were just laying there like no one was looking at them even though there was eight cars surrounding the kopje.

Then we saw a leopard in a tree! What a great way to start off our stay in the Serengeti! He was nearly impossible without looking hard. No wonder we didnt see any in Ngorongoro Crater, they blend in so well with the trees! You had to spot him by his tail. But with some binoculars he was right there, laying on the branches. An amazing sight.

We got to camp. The tents were again the same. But at this camp there was a much larger central tent. It has a dinning room, bar and lounging area. Very nice and the best camp of the three. Our guard this time had a bow and arrow and he allowed his to shot it.
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Olduvai Gorge
Olduvai Gorge
Baboons
Baboons
Baboons
Baboons
Baboons
Baboons
Baboons
Baboons
Crocodile
Crocodile
Our room
Our room
Stand
Stand
Sink. An upgrade!
Sink. An upgrade!
Marabou Storks right outside our c…
Marabou Storks right outside our …
Olduvai Gorge
Olduvai Gorge
Olduvai Gorge
Olduvai Gorge
The first skull was found here
The first skull was found here
The first skull was found here
The first skull was found here
Agama Lizard
Agama Lizard
Agama Lizard
Agama Lizard
Cheetah
Cheetah
Cheetah
Cheetah
Cheetah
Cheetah
Serengeti
photo by: Baosafari