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The first park on our list was Ruaha in the south of Tanzania near Iringa. We spent 3 nights here at Public campsite no.1. You do get a cold shower and a flush loo that may or may not be blocked. You also get wood for a fire- no fences and the campsite we had was on the banks of the Ruaha River. You could just sit and watch herds of Elli's, Giraffe, Crocodiles, Jackals, Kudu, countless Fish Eagles up to all sorts of tricks with crocodiles- all this whilst sipping a Kili ...
... windy and it couldn't handle flying and attacking flamingos. The body was starting to get petrified already due to the very salty water. Lake Natron is not a very deep lake, and gets to be about 3m deep during the wet season. It is a border lake between Tanzania and Kenya, but no one crosses the lake. The lake has no fish because of it's really high pH (10-11). However there are alligators. We walked back to camp and it was pretty dusty. It took us about 50min to walk ...
... but the pigs are way too fast, and the lions seem a little lazy today. Although there are about 12 of them, only one seems to be doing any hunting.
We eat lunch by an oasis of sorts that is full of hippos. They keep bobbing down and up, and look really cute, although I know they're very aggressive.
After lunch we drive out of the caldera, taking a few last looks at this amazing place. It's like the most incredible zoo ever, except ...
... goats, herbs and spices, medicine and materials.
He had some interesting perspectives on the Masai. He said he is mixed when I asked him if he was Masai (and I realized I just asked about his tribe, which probably isn't a good thing). He said the Masai have had to adapt and change. They are traditionally a nomadic tribe, moving away from people and moving to where the land supports their people, animals, and needs. But they have become more permanent as they learn ...
One thing I forgot to mention was I met with my travel agent Ben last night. It was a planned check in, and I really like him. I'm mentally and physically tired, and I went from never camping a day in my life to camping for five nights straight, on a mountain, up to 15000+ feet up, with a night of rain. I think I'm good with camping for a while. So when Ben came over to review the rest of my itinerary, I had one major change request - no more camping. Although there are ...