Heather and Nate's African Adventure travel blog

A Masai hut on the rim of the crater.

A Masai village on the crater rim.

Member of Masai wrapped up in a traditional blanket.

First look into the crater.

Our tour group.

Another view of crater

The first animals we see in the crater.

Why did the zebra cross the road?

Jackal alert

Too many zebras to count.

So many animals!

Flamingo

More flamingoes.

Woo Hoo a lion in the middle of the road!!!!!!!!!!!!

Isn't he a beauty?

Lion

Lion

Lion

Lion

Lion

Lion

Lion

Lion

Lion--close up

Lion

Lion

Lion

Lion

Lion

Lion

Lion

Lion

Wildebeest

More wildebeest.

Cranes

Flamingos

Ostrich and wildebeest.

Ugly wart hogs.

Hungry hungry hippos--notice the hippo rolling over on the right hand side.

Hyena loner

Elephant with nice backdrop.

Close up of elephant.

Another view of the elephant.

More elephants.

Starling that tried to eat our crumbs at lunch

 

Our safari vehicle for the day.

Muddy hyena.

Gazelle

Elephant

Elephant

Lilac-breasted roller

Monkey

Monkey

Monkey perched on tree limb.

Leaving the crater--notice the dust storm.

Another view of the crater.

Look at all the dust flying around!

View from the rim

View from the rim

View from the rim

Final view of the crater

Baobab tree near lake Manyara.


We had an amazing day in the Ngorongoro Crater. Geologically, Ngorongoro is the remnant of a volcano that blew apart, leaving a flat plain area ringed with steep walls. The Ngorongoro volcano, before it exploded and collapsed 2 millions years ago, was one of the world's tallest mountains. You can see by our pictures what it looks like now.

The highlight of the day was seeing a young male lion in the middle of the road!!!! It came so close to our vehicle we could have touched it if we had opened our window. The crater itself was absolutely incredible. The scenery was almost surreal it was so beautiful. The wildlife was amazing--the crater is home to more than 30,000 animals--and everywhere you looked there were more animals. The pictures speak for themselves. I highly recommend that anyone who has plans to visit Tanzania should make sure to spend time at Ngorongoro Crater.



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