Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
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... 2000 ft below the rim. This area was about a 20,000 ft volcano about 2 million years ago. After it's final eruption, it collapsed, and formed this crater. We drove around the rim to the other side where we picked up one of the only two roads into the crater, which was very narrow and rough. We cannot even begin to describe the wildlife in the crater. It was like God decided to make a zoo and here it ...
... 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 ...
... his fan dance, lion cubs(3-4months) amongst the vehicles, leppet faced vulture, a walking hippo, baboons, the hippo pool with at least 50 hippos, yellow billed stork, great white pelican, a warthog having a mud bath, pink flamingoes, hyena having lunch, lots and lots of wildebeest, grey crowned cranes, two black rhyno(11 in the park) a young male lion eyeing off his dinner, golden jackal, ...
... are many more predators there than were in Amboselli. individual cottage is beautiful, with a balcony overlooking the edge of the crater!! However, the weather is a surprise!! It is very cold, around 15 degrees and overcast. We could see heavy rain showers behind us as we cross thru Amboselli. It is very foggy at our new Lodge, but apparently very clear on the crater ...
... and cool so we didn't go for a swim in the blue tile pool but we decided it would have been great.
Fortunately, we found some cats. That seems to be the thing missing from Tanzania - nobody has cats (maybe because of the big cats?). Well we found a bunch here and of course we made friends with a few on our way up for dinner. Before dinner we visited the bar, part of which has a glass floor looking down on their award-winning wine cellar. So ...