Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge
Travel Blogs from Ngorongoro Conservation Area
We started out this first safari day with some errands in Arusha. Our drivers Olais and Samuel were joined by Kenaroo, a Maasai warrior (age 34) who is studying wildlife conservation. We exchanged money and fended off eager guys selling everything from bracelets to safari hats to teach-yourself-kiswahili books. On the way out of town heading west, …
This was our first full safari day. After a yummy breakfast of bananas, mangoes, pineapple, papyaya, and eggs as-you-like, we loaded into our safari jeeps for the drive down to the crater floor. Once at the bottom, Brent said the lake was the largest he had ever seen (the rainy season had just ended).
The Ngorongoro Crater is …
On Sunday morning we were met by Bush2Beach the company that was to look after us on the Tanzanian Safari leg of the trip. Ingrid, one of the owners introduced us to Simon who would be our guide, and his trusty Toyota Landcruiser. We were driven to our first lodge just outside of Arusha – the Ngare Sero. This lodge was built in the early …
... As Sheryl often asks..."what was your favourite bit?" It had to be the part where many animals were grazing together near a beautiful tree with the crater rim in the background. It was like being in a paradise in a lost world. It was a "pinch me" moment! Seeing the mother elephant with her baby and other little elephant and the baby suckling right in front of our car was another favourite moment. So many other wow moments its hard to pick a ...
... wildlife. The crater was filled with grazing zebra, wildebeest, Thompson and Grand gazelle and saw hippos, lions, and numerous other birds.
- Several prides of lions
- Hippos turning in water
- Herds of different grazers
- Beautiful scenery
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- Free parking