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 ...
... everywheres, with a few zebras. We drive a little further north up to the Kenyan border but are not allowed to cross...the two parks, Maasai Mara and Serengeti and one park for the animals...but not for humans!!!
Apart from safari, one of our other main occupations for the day is killing Tse Tse flies!!! They are all over and bite...they are mixed with the horse flies, which also bite..they are a real pain and don't seem to be impressed by our DEET sprays!!!
breakfast. Within 2-3 minutes of driving outside the camp we spotted
two Lions on the side of the road. I guess we were right to feel
scared the previous night being so close. We just stood there looking
at these beasts looking so calm but knowing they are so vicious. We
moved the truck to get a different angle and managed to see a whole
pride just lazing about and munching on the ribs of some type animal.
After about 30 minutes of just gazing we started ...