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Africa » Tanzania » North » Ngorongoro Conservation Area October 11th 2007

Ngorongoro Crater is one of the best national parks in Tanzania, and is a giant volcanic crater. To gain access it is necessary to climb up and over the crater wall, hence the lack of giraffes. Once inside there is an abundance of wildlife. There are four prides of lions and for some reason only male elephants.... read more
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater

Africa » Tanzania » North » Ngorongoro Conservation Area October 7th 2007

After an amazing two days in the Serengeti, we headed the rough road, i.e. 130 km on a dirt road with potholes so big, just unreal, to the Ngorongoro Crater for another spectacular day of safari and wildlife viewing, so here are some pictures! enjoy picture=xxxx ... read more
A leopard with a fresh gazelle kill
and another lion!
wildebeest blocking the road

Africa » Tanzania » North » Ngorongoro Conservation Area October 1st 2007

Habari! I just returned from a glorious weekend safari. I have to saw that the majority of the people here elected to go on a camping safari but I chose to go on a lodge safari (for $50 more) with two other volunteers, Denise and Sharon. We did a private safari where you stay in a hotel at night and boy was it worth it. We used Powerful Kingdom Adventures - if you get the chance to go book through John ( He used to work at CCS so he gave us a great deal and also ask for Victor. He was a great guide and had unbelievable eyes - he spotted a 2 in crab crossing the road in front of our car!!! I know that my words and pictures will not do justice to ... read more
Hunting Lioness

Africa » Tanzania » North » Ngorongoro Conservation Area September 18th 2007

Hello everyone. We are finally getting a chance to send another update on Africa. As you know, we are definitely no longer in Africa. We are actually in Greece right now traveling with my mom. She got here last Sunday and will leave this coming Saturday. Anyhow, we are doing very well. We are sorry that we have not been able to update the blog more often. We would like to share more pictures but it takes FOREVER to download them. Bare with us, we will post more soon (: There are some new pictures under the "Local Living" blog and we'll also post more in the "Mt. Kili" one when we get a chance. Ok, Ok I know we've put you through the boring accounts of our trip to a village and our stinky account ... read more
Just beautiful!
Striped friend

Africa » Tanzania » North » Ngorongoro Conservation Area August 10th 2007

Random Meetings For our first weekend in Tanzania a large group of us organized a safari to Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara. It is about a 2 1/2 hour drive from Tengeru and on the way we stopped at Meserani Snake Park. When I mentioned to my friend Ben I was going to Tanzania, he said, "Oh, my friend Lan's family has a snake park if you want to meet up with them". My first thought was why would I want to go to a snake park, I hate snakes. I asked our safari driver if there were a lot of snake parks here and he said there were a couple, but this one is the biggest and most popular. I then asked if it was owned by a South African and he said yes. Sure ... read more
Me and Ma
Creepy Buzzard
What Nice Teeth You Have


Africa » Tanzania » North » Ngorongoro Conservation Area August 6th 2007

So, I apologize for abruptly ending all of my blog entries. I went on safari and then the last few days we just were doing wrap up discussions and tying up all the lose ends of the course and of our lives in Africa. So, I have been back for about a week and a half now and I want to just let you all know what I did in the last few days, especially safari because it was amazing!!! The last weekend in Arusha our group went on safari in the Ngoro Ngoro crater, it is one of the seven wonders of the world, or at least that is what we were told, but I think they meant one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Basically it has some sory of prestigious title. ... read more

We went to Tanzania to see some of the big sights like... Lake Victoria - Jason ate fish from the lake and we visited a fishing village full of children. Interesting fact: while sitting at dinner eating local lake fish someone was reading their guide book which noted the high concentration of pollution in the lake. We are still waiting to see if there are any effects. The Serengeti - The wildebeests were gathering! Each year millions of wildebeests and their friends, the the zebra, gather around the Mara river before heading to the Serengeti for greener pastures. The big event is watching them actually cross the river while the Nile crocodiles pick off one here and there. Woodley was very happy that we didn’t actually see the river crossing. All we saw was the gather, ... read more
Fishing Village
Ngorongoro Crater
Maasai Village

This is the big one!!! Safariiiiii!!! So for our safari we went to Ngorongoro Crater, which is a huuuge conservation area. It is the world's largest unbroken volcanic caldera (formed by the collapse of land following a volcanic eruption). It is sooo big, it's like 160 square miles... and 2,000 feet deep! It was soooo amazing.. the pictures don't even show it, but nevertheless there will be several on this entry! There were zebras EVERYWHERE and tons of wildebeests... lots of gazelles and hippos too, but it is hard to spot a lion, hyena, or rhino. There are a good amount of buffaloes too, and I wanted to get some pictures of them for Mom, but the buffaloes here look nothing like the ones you see in America, or the pictures! They look more like ... read more

Habari! So my time here is flying by and I will be heading home in one week! But I wanted to give you all another update before I head home :D I think the most exciting thing that has happened in the last week or so is that I got to go on Safari for two days! I wasn’t planning on going on one, but one of the local women we work with at another children’s home was able to get us an amazing deal so last Thursday and Friday we head off to Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro crater. Lake Manyara is this beautiful reserve out near Maasai land, so the whole drive there is basically desert and then all of the sudden you are in the middle a literal oasis of trees and ... read more
Our angry Elephant friend
Flamingos and Hippos in Ngorongoro
Antelope in Ngorongoro

Ngorogoro  Africa » Tanzania » Ngorogoro Crater By Tamsin June 15th 2007 Tamsin Sebba Friday 15th Amazing morning - 6.30 breakfast (with another hot chocolate) and then drove down into the Crater. The first thing that we saw was nine lionesses and one lion. They looked like they were stalking a warthog, but it noticed & ran off. Inside the Crater is a big lake, with a few flamingos, zebra, wildebeest and Thompson gazelle milling about. It is really pretty with the mountains surrounding it. We spotted two black rhino in the distance (but they were sat down), two cheetahs (close up) and lots of hippo sitting in the sun. There was so much to see, inc... read more
and the other one!
The crater

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