Crater Forest Tented Lodge
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An early start again today - ready to go by sunrise - well not too long after anyway. Were provided with an adequate breakfast to keep us going until we got back at lunch time for a cooked lunch provided by the cook. I won’t bore you with the goings on of the morning - just look t the photos. By the time we got back we’d seen 4 of the Big 5 animals - said to be the hardest of the animals to be shot by hunters on foot - Cape Buffalo, African Elephant, Lion ...
... to the Crater Lodge to relax for a bit before dinner and for Judy to have a nice massage in our room overlooking the Crater..
We gather for drinks in the main building and meet many of the other guests, including those who had spent the day with us in the crater and even a couple we had been with 10 days ago on one of our gorilla treks - small world.
Then another very nice dinner and off to ...
... several kittens but we were unable to count how many. It makes me sad that the rate of mortality for cubs ranges from 50 to 75 percent and in extreme cases such as the Serengeti ecosystem, up to 90 percent.
The Olduvai Gorge
We pick up speed and bounce along as we have to be at Olduvai Gorge at 4:00 pm. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area protects the Olduvai Gorge (or ...
... about how lovely people can be.
I seem to be writing War & Peace here, so I won't describe the school and my room etc for now, plus I may run out of things to say soon!!
Before I end, I shall just describe my current position - I have just finished dinner and an episode of Suits, it is about 20 degrees at 9:30pm and I am sitting outside my studio on the porch; there is cool balmy breeze and I can hear what I initially thought was ...
... elephant came right up to our jeep to warn us off the baby! I admit a tad scary but I was so busy looking at this incredible animal I didn't have time to be too worried! We headed back out of the park and drove to our lodge for the night. I was expecting to be camping but surprisingly we had private rooms with bathrooms and to my absolute joy, a hot shower! After using a bucket for almost 2 weeks it was somewhat very well received! We had dinner and even a bottle of wine and it ...