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... of 22 baboons walking along the Savannah, 7 huge crocs in the Mara River and 4 lions- 2 male, 2 female. We set out this afternoon in search of a serval cat. They're 1/4 the size of a leopard, spotted with a face like a fox. They're nocturnal so we'd have a better chance of spotting one at the end of the day when the sun goes down. ...
... to reduce their impact in the area. So much for the image of maasai living in perfect harmony with their environments..
As we leave Ngorongoro without going into the crater, there goes our chance to see a rhino on this trip.. but next time! We are now heading towards Lake Manyara and then onto Tarangire National Park.
In Tarangire we see a lot of elephants and zebras up close but no big cats even though they are there. This time ...
... the most feared and dangerous animal on the
African plains, they are unbelievably huge and what makes them more dangerous
than a Leopard or a Lion are that they are utterly fearless. Lion and other big
cats can be scared away but Stanley said that if a Buffalo decided to attack
you you could shoot at it with a machine gun and it would not stop until either
you or the Buffalo were dead.
Soon we reached a point where we could see the crater
... school work which we would consider to be 3rd grade work. You can tell they really push their students and teach them alot. The story that our friend told was so interesting. She is Masaai and grew up in a traditional boma hut. When she was about 12 her father wanted to marry her off but she wanted to go to school. A friend's mother helped her hide for two months and then took her to the Massai Girls School. She stayed there for 2 years and then finally decided to ...
So this week I have attended my first Maasai ceremony! I
began the day as usual at the school where I taught my first English lesson
which was great fun! I continued to teach the alphabet and the children were
quite good at this and then moved on to learning colours. I’m not sure who
learns more the children or me, as the lessons are also very useful to learn
the Swahili translations of words I’m teaching (although my Swahili is still