Crater Forest Tented Lodge
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... of hippo, one of the
heaviest and most gormless looking creatures in Africa. I cannot recall ever
seeing hippo before, even in a zoo and therefore this was another animal that
surprised me with how enormous they actually are. Driving along the plains we
continued to see many zebra, wildebeest, Thompsons gazelle, Grants gazelle,
jackal, hyena, ostrich as well as some warthog. Coming up to the centre of the
crater we found a large stretch of track with ...
... always live in large groups but it was explained to me
that she was rescued from animal traffickers and it would be unsafe to
re-introduce her to another troupe. She was very friendly too and seemed to
like human company, as I got near her enclosure she reached through the fence
and shook my hand!
After the snake sanctuary we went to the wedding of a Maasai
guy named Daniel who Lalahe was friends with. It was an unusual wedding and ...
We spent a very chilly night at the campsite on the rim of the crater. Apparently a bull elephant and buffalo normally visit and drink out of the water tank but we didn't see them! The campfire was another roaring success though and was still warm in the morning for us to sit around while waiting to head on safari. I was lucky as girls had hot showers while boys had cold. Although I did ...
... season for many months every year so this does not particularly narrow it down. I met a really nice Dutch guy called Job at my hotel and Lalahe and I ended up going to a nice backpackers bar with him for some beers, I had a good first evening in Tanzania.
The following day I had a few things to sort out in Arusha and Lalahe and his brother Isaya helped me sort out things like my volunteers visa and a new SIM card (that does not work at the moment). Arusha is ...
... the smoke from the fire to go out. Near to the narrow low opening into the hut his wife sat in the darkness with a shaft of sunlight lighting up the bead work she was doing - it’s sold to the tourists (like us) who visit the village. She suddenly noticed that I was taking photos from where I was sat near the fire and exposed all the bead work around her neck etc. As I went out realised there was also a second older lady sat there as well.