Tanzania Safari: Day 8

We said our farewells to the wonderful staff at the Thomson Ngorongoro Crater Nyumba who made our stay so special and headed out to Gibb’s Farm

Gibb’s is stunning. It’s an oasis perched in the highlands with endless gardens and a vast coffee plantation – beauty is everywhere you turn! They serve organic, farm-to-table meals; all of our dining experiences there were second to none! 

Leska, a Maasai medicine man, enlightened our group with a talk about his healing practices and the role he plays in his community. We learned a lot from him! 

I also gave a presentation where I reviewed a number a photographs shot from our trip and demonstrated various ways to process them in Lightroom. It was great fun to take a look back at our safari as a group – my guests took some great photos!

With the outdoor shower calling me, it was time to prepare for our final dinner before you knew it!


From The Crater to Gibb's Farm

Today we said farewell to our wonderful camp staff on the rim of the Crater and we began our journey to Gibbs Farm for our last night on our safari. We stopped on the way down at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area HQ for a quick refresher on a huge scale 3D topographical map. As I pointed our the highlights of our journey, it was a graphical reminder as to just how much distance we have covered on our adventure. At Gibbs Farm, I did a session on Lightroom and protecting your photos. As we sat on the veranda with wine in hand, I always like to go around the table letting the clients comments on their highlights of the trip. Some of the highlights for them included: The amount of wildlife, the landscapes, the elephants, the flamingos, and of course the lions. Last count, elephants and lions TNTC (to numerous to count), 3 leopards, 3 rhinos, hundreds of giraffes of all ages, a few million wildebeests, and zebras beyond counting.

Back at Gibb's Farm, I found myself in the bar teaching the guys how to make a Seattle Martini.  Rachel, the Chef, prepared a wonderful slow roasted lamb meal for us with all of the trimmings.  What a wonderful place to spend our last night in Africa.....simply lovely.

Blogging live from Gibb's Farm in Tanzania, Africa