Tanzania Safari: Day 7

Early morning mist greeted us at our camp on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater (7,400’) as we made preparations for a dawn departure to the crater floor.

The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the “wonders of the world,” and is always a treat to visit. The descent to the floor, about 2,000’ below the rim, is a ride unlike anywhere else in Tanzania. 

We had a ton of photo opportunities today: from roaming wildebeests, to rolling hippos in the hippo pool, to majestic Black rhinos – we saw three of them. We also photographed numerous lions, too, but since our total lion count for the trip reached 65, we stopped counting!

We enjoyed lunch in the crater and a traditional Tanzanian dinner at the Thomson Ngorongoro Nyumba. We’re headed to Gibb’s Farm tomorrow, which is a wonderful place to conclude the safari. 

Tanzania Safari: Day 6

I always enjoy the dramatic shift of scenery when we move from the plains of the central Serengeti to the lush acacia forests on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. During our journey we saw several lions and a cheetah stalking a Grant's gazelle. In no time flat, though, the gazelle got wind of the cheetah, and no chase ensued.

Before arriving at the Thomson camp on the rim of the crater, we stopped at my favorite Maasai village where I did some environmental portrait lessons with my clients. Linda captured me hamming it up with one of the elder women before we started shooting. We had a blast! 

Tomorrow is our big day on the floor the Ngorongoro Crater, so it is off to bed early with a full moon gliding high above us.


Having fun on Safari

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