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 ...
... distance! We speed up to try to get a better view.
The black rhinoceros or hook-lipped rhinoceros is referred to as black but its colors vary from brown to grey. The black rhino is a browser and they are solitary animals. The other African rhinoceros is the white rhinoceros. Naiman tells us the name "white" was a misinterpretation of the Afrikaans word for "wide" which was derived from ...
... As we flirted between the borders of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro areas, in the late afternoon sun, we stumbled upon half a zebra… yes half a zebra. Where was the other half you might be wondering… well we wanted to know too… so we drove around the area looking for the culprit. “There must be lions nearby” Daniel said. “What do you mean and how do you know?” we enquired. “See up there - a ...
... really got hit with the ugly stick. They had to be the last animals created, because they look like they're made of mismatched spare parts. They have the face of a grasshopper, the ears of a donkey, the legs of a hyena, the tail of a horse, the butt of a cow, and the stripes of a zebra. We saw herds of them today, but this is apparently nothing compared to what we will see in the Serengeti! We stopped for a boxed lunch prepared by the lodge. My box had ...