Lobo Wildlife Lodge
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Away to our next safari lodge today. About 25 km and 45 min from Ngorongoro is Olduvai Gorge, the paleoanthropological site made famous by Louis and Mary Leakey in the 1930's and 1960's. From the numerous hominid fragments found at the site, a picture of human evolution was constructed and reconstructed over the years. Here we stopped to visit the …
A day of safari. Our morning drive found our first Eland. These large, humped antelope are very shy and don't allow us to come too near. Moving in single file through the tall grasses and across the track in front of us, they present a magnificent sight. Zebra, Giraffe, Impala, Hartebeest, Vultures, Lions, Secretary Birds, Lapwings, Wildebeest, …
... including 3 cubs were going to attack a buffalo. They surrounded the buffalo but the buffalo had 2 others for support. They started to charge the lions so the lions backed off. The lion distracted the buffalo while one of the cubs could get past. It was very exciting to watch. We had a packed lunch from the lodge. We were out for 9.5 hours. Back at the lodge we had a swim then I checked the emails etc before ...
Now we know why vehicle is as nice as it is! Very rough roads. Bounced along like what felt forever But Worth It! We saw elephants and zebras today so close up we could almost have touched them. And then we found a pack of lioness' (unfortunately no males) of at least 14 fighting over and feeding on a poor gazelle quite gruesome but totally fascinating! We are at this camp for two nights...last ...
... We then
headed straight for the Ngorongoro crater, seeing the plains which
were filled with Masai villages scattered along. You could see that
they were living off the land with herds of animals. However what
surprised me was a few groups would wait for cars and try and beg for
money. They also have mobile phones and sell jewellery. There
villages are fenced off with a few mud huts inside. We could of
stopped off in one but we thought the $50 was a bit steep so ...