Mountain Village Lodge
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... misty and about 8 degrees! The first view into the crater is unforgettable and the day spent on the floor was really worthwhile- rounded off the big 5 with a sighting of 2 Black Rhino. If you are in Tanzania it is a worthwhile trip, but you would not need to go a second time!
We drove down the escarpment to Mto Wa Mbu , turned left and headed up towards Lake Natron- this is where the 3million Lesser Flamingoes come to breed! They feed off the Spirulina which grows in the ...
... up, people ask me how is your day?
I tell them, every day is a good day, so far I haven’t been wrong, my days have been great
The next and final day we would be going into the Serengeti,
There aren’t many trees here, considering the size of it, this is down to the Ngorongoro volcano, the magma just spread over the land and the soil was just a thin layer that allowed just grasses to grow, the trees that are there are mainly acacia trees and they have ...
... s disheartening for them.
We keep driving through amazing and beautiful scenery, eventually approaching Ol Doinyo Langai, a local volcano that is an outlet for Kilimanjaro, and last erupted about 7 years ago. It was an option for me to hike up, but I decided against it since I'm still recovering from Kili! But it's really stunning to see.
Along the way were a number of "gates" where usually a single person is there, and some conversation between Rajai ...
... but we made it! Awesome day all round. We were all sore and sunburnt on Sunday.
Sunday was a lazy day, we spent most of the day lazing in the sun and cooking pizza, soup, yoghurt and cheesecake. We entertained Dr Lori and Dr Isyah for dinner and had a few quiet wines. Absolutely tops!
Recount: So Tanya was up this week an exciting first time experience. She just got back from lunch and a patient walked in and ruptured her membranes right in the door way ...
... stares, despite being “the only mzungu in the village” – and it was good to just sit and reflect on what we had witnessed. Paul in particular was extremely moved, and commented on how appalling it was that people still had to live this way. This led to the first of many discussions about inequalities throughout the world, not just in Africa. Without getting too bogged down in politics, it’s probably best just to state that aid doesn’t always ...