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 …
... trying to enter again and you technically haven't left". I said Not my fault, we left from Zanzibar and your people should have stamped the passports accordingly. No they said, it is your job to ensure your departure is properly stamped. **** I said, your people handle that aspect not me. I was getting a little loud and upset so they quickly stamped our entry and said Next time this is a problem.
Well I went outside all red and flustered and Clare and the driver were waiting ...
... our every move because as soon as we weren't looking they were on our table in seconds stealing food, or in Elise's case, her wet wipes! While taking photos of these cheeky sods I also noticed they have rather bright blue balls! Couldn't help but see them...!
After lunch we were treated to so many more elephants and giraffes. The giraffes were at a bit of a distance but they were definitely giraffes! Unmistakable necks that you could see from so ...
We are up before dawn - as usual - but everyone is dragging a little today. Either fatigue or minor illness is affecting nearly everyone. The effects of anti-malaria medication (Malarone) are being felt. Several of us, including Beth & I, have stopped taking the Malarone. Regardless, we load into the Land Cruisers and head into the bush.
We drive slowly along the creek headed for the marsh. We pass two hyena eating bone from ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking