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Ngorongoro Crater

December 17, 2011

Mike and I are now back in Nairobi after completing our first tour with Intrepid. Before Kilimanjaro the last part of the tour with our group took as the Ngorongoro Crater. The Crater is a conservation area and is about 250km square and boasts the largest concentration of animals in east Africa.

Our campsite was on the rim of the crater and was a little cooler than the previous places we had camped. We were treated to a gorgeous sunrise before heading down into the crater. I must say it was the most beautiful campsite we have ever stayed in. A little different to normal too as there were armed rangers patrolling at night to keep the elephants out of the camp site… I was a little disappointed that we didn’t get to see one! 😦 We took smaller 4×4 vehicles into the crater which was a little change compared to the Intrepid truck we had been in for our Safari through the Serengeti. The crater is still perfectly intact and is home to some 30,000 animals including the black rhino, lions, leopards, elephants, impalas, zebra and hippos. We got to see a family of hyenas up close and so warthogs.

We stopped for lunch at a hippo pond. That completed our last game drive for this part of our trip. We than made our way out to the crater and meet back up with our Intrepid team to head to our final campsite at Meserani which is about 45min out of Arusha. The morning after we and two other bid good bye to the crew and follow travels and headed for Kilimanjaro.

Tomorrow we start our second part of our trip which will take us through Kenya, across to Uganda and back again. We will still be able to be contacted via email so feel free to send us through an inquires.

Amy xx

One Comment leave one →
  1. Deniese permalink
    December 19, 2011 11:21 am

    The zebra photo is fantastic! We have been looking for ages for a picture/painting of a zebra for our wall, you have captured an amazing photo. 🙂

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