Safari Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti

Previous entry.

Today we drove around Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti National Park. Ngorongoro is a beautiful caldera covered in a rainforest. The conservation area surrounding the caldera is home to many of the Maasai people, who tend their flocks of cows, sheep, goats and even camels in the surrounding regions. It is also the place where you find the Oldupai Gorge (AKA Olduvai Gorge), the likely birthplace of humanity. Such an interesting region that our vehicle decided to break down before we left it...stupid battery terminals coming loose on the "rough" road (might as well call it off-road).

After reconnecting the battery, we continued into the famed Serengeti. Welcomed by vast herds of gazelle, zebra and similar spread out on the open plains it was clear this would be a great park. We spent several hours driving through the park, seeing elephants, zebras, gazelles, buffalo, lions (male, female and cubs), giraffes, various birds, a rainstorm and more before rushing to confirm our balloon ride for tomorrow morning. And then we got to see the extremely comfortable camp we'll be staying in the next couple of nights. Should be an amazing few days coming up!

Next entry.