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Published: June 15th 2007
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June 15th 2007
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, including crested crane, kori buster, jackal, hyena, warthog, ostrich, buffalo, vervet monkey, Grant gazelle and hartebeest.
Back to the campsite for lunch, cooked by our cook, Justin. Very good food - and he washes up!
Then journey back to Arusha, where I went to an interesting Masai museum. When leaving the museum we were bombarded by ladies selling curios, where I used up the last of my Tanzanian Shillings. Spent the evening in the campsite bar as it was the truck’s last evening together.
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