Lots more animals

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Got up 6:30am, still feeling pretty tired. Had eggs, baked beans, sweet potato, cornflakes and a banana for breakfast and left camp at 8am, heading back to Ngorongoro. We saw loads of animals again in Serengeti, including a male lion, a lioness with cubs, hyenas, and even two lionesses just lying on the road! Saw a herd (?) of twenty giraffes which was cool. Also saw a dying wildebeest with vultures just standing by waiting for a feed. Had lunch at the Serengeti gate. You can tell the difference between a Masai and Rothschild giraffe because the Rothschild giraffe's pattern stops at the knee. We also learnt that lions are kings of the jungle and so prolific because a cub can nurse from any female, not just its mother.

Watch out bubba, the mud is slippery!
This is in contrast to cheetahs and leopards. Serengeti NP = 14, 763 square kilometres. Jacob taught us some Swahili words pertaining to the Lion King, which was quite interesting: Rafiki = friend, Simba = lion, Pumba = stupid, and Mufasa = evil intentions (that last one didn't really make sense...that's what Scar should have been called in the movie!).

After lunch we drove all the way to the Simba campsite overlooking the Ngorongoro Crater. This was a wonderful place; grassy with flushing toilets (paper provided!) and hot showers. There were loads of people around though, also camping. We often see the same people at each campsite. Still no luck with Bon's luggage. Had chicken, rice, veggies and passionfruit for tea. I was on pots duty. Tried Adrian and Richard's Afrikoko liquer which was nice (chocolate and coconut). Sat around the fire for awhile then headed to bed ~9:30pm. Coldest night EVER!

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Agama lizard
Agama lizard
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Rock hyrax/dassie
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