Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
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After a quick breakfast, we get driving down into Ngorongoro. Apparently the name comes from the Masai, and it's the sound the cow bell makes when they move - cool! It's also technically a caldera not a crater since it collapsed not exploded.
It's very cloudy and almost rainy up here, but we're a couple thousand feet above the bottom, so …
... We stopped and sat amongst the bush for a picnic lunch! The drive out was crazy. It's so steep and zig zags all the way up. Plus it's paved with paving stones not Tarmac. It would of had to be done by hand. We stopped at a lovely viewpoint before heading back to meet the truck. A quick stop at a curio shop and some markets and we were on our way to the outskirts of Arusha for our last ...
... level. Breakfast awaits at the lodge, and we have a bit of free time before our 4:00 o'clock departure for our Maasai village visit. One of our drivers, Leonard, is a from a Maasai family and will tell us about life as a Maasai at 2:30 pm. We don't want to miss this!
Leonard is a charismatic speaker with an abundance of good humor. He was born into a large family with many siblings in ...
After this we headed to our camp for the next two nights. When we arrived our ...
... seven prides living in the crater. We saw both lionesses, cubs, and adult male lions close to the road. A group of lions walked over to our parked jeeps. This was in the late morning when the sun was out and the heat rising. One adult lioness and two cubs decided to crawl under the jeep in front of us and lie down in the shade. When that happens, your jeep can't move until the lions decide they're ready to move on! It poured rain during lunch. In the afternoon ...