Travel Blogs from Ngorongoro Conservation Area
... I was getting re-stung every two seconds. It made for a sleepless night, wrestling around to find comfort from a cold compress, compression, anything. Another look on Tuesday morning and it appeared that I was stung two or three times. By Wednesday evening, the pain was completely gone. Interestingly, this scorpion was almost white in color, allowing him to blend in well along the salty shores of Lake Eyasi. I thought of my friend, Patsy, immediately, knowing how much she despises ...
... which the Maasai were allowed to remain.
When we entered the Lodge the first evening, we were entertained by dancing Maasai. I had very mixed emotions about the whole thing, as I did when visiting the Maasai village a few days later. The Maasai seek to maintain their traditional way of life, but they can't escape the modern world. So, they entertain it. It reminded me of the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show where the proud Plains Indians ...
... stupid they were very aware that they were being watched. We now spend quite a bit of time observing the animals as they react with their environment and go about their daily activities. No need to photograph everything that moves anymore.
We had a picnic lunch, there is a nice area near a waterhole to sit quietly and eat. We stayed in the vehicles because there were some kites around who liked to share your food. There are some hippo submerged in ...
... than most days) most were
already eating having already packed and dropped their tents.
And so to Arusha to shop (Tanzanite is the focus today) and then to our
campsite at Snake Park where there should be wifi - NOT.
Impressions of Tanzania so far - cleaner than Uganda, vast landscapes,
maize crops have failed, so many areas look very dry, some very modern
homes with lovely gardens ...
... no en suite but we did have the luxury of spare
beds and a table to spread our belongings on.
The next morning we visited a giraffe sanctuary where the endangered
Rothschild giraffe is being bred and returned to the wild. Giraffes
came right up to the viewing platform and took food from your hand
using their 50cm tongue. Then on to an elephant orphanage where the
young were paraded beofre ...
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