TripAdvisor Reviews Ngorongoro Farmhouse Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Travel Blogs from Ngorongoro Conservation Area
... not seen properly for
months. Strangely I think it will take a while to get used to life in England
again where my diet will change, I cannot carry a knife, start conversations
with random strangers, regularly wear my Shuka and switch between Swahili and
English every few minutes. If you see me in the next month or so be patient if
I great you with "Jambo!" before apologizing “pole pole”.
If you are at all interest in Maasai culture ...
... English very well and they have a lot of good ideas and are hard working. The organization here has been doing this teacher pd for about 8 years. 28 teachers from 7 different schools around Tanzania will be attending the week long seminar. The directors John Kavishe and Salome are awesome and everything is so well planned out.
On Thursday I woke up very tired and my stomach felt sick. By Friday I felt better.
It is nice to have a tea break at 10:30 and ...
... off to the bush. We had taken a bolo taxi to meet Robert which is a 12 seat mini-bus, only I found that I was sharing it with 18 other people and 5 goats. Needless to say I have never shared a taxi with a herd of goats before and to be honest I don’t mind if this is a one off experience as the goat underneath my seat kicked me relentlessly for the entire journey.
However once we got to the bush it was fantastic! Lazaro showed me the plants that were used ...
... experience was good.
We were up at 5am, breakfast with lots of coffee at 5:30, in the vehicles at 6am to be at the crater gate when it opens at 6:30. Although we left in the dark it was light by the time we headed down although the fog/mist made it a tough time for our driver Sal today. He and all the other drivers have been both great drivers and very knowledgeable guides.
The first great sighting was a black rhinoceros which not everyone gets to see. ...
... we spot the herd of elephants and there is that baby elephant....it is so small that is can literally walk under its mother's tummy! We also see more black-faced monkeys with the "blue balls" as well as many baboon families (here they are an olive green colour as opposed to the golden colour we had seen elsewhere)
Having spent a long day on the crater floor, we head for the ascent road out of the crater ...