Kilimanjaro: Tucker & Team Visit the Masaii Village

Posted by: Mark Tucker | August 17, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

Jambo!

Today we visited the Ngorongoro Crater.  It was a bit cloudy and cool on the way in this morning so we visited with the friendly Maasai Village for dancing and shopping.  The hut life may not be for everyone but it is their way of life and they have adapted just fine. Visiting the village is a nice option to pick up some handmade trinkets and support the local economy, then down in the crater we went.  Still a bit cool so we were all glad to have brought some of our fine First Ascent warm gear to make the safari vehicle ride more comfortable.  The cats and rhino tried to hide but our pro spotter-of-a-driver was able to point out these magnificent animals.  We were in awe of all the types of animals that lingered around the beautiful forest of huge Acacia trees.  Luckily we spotted some lions just before we left the park entrance just beyond the crater.

The team is doing well and looking forward to our five-course dinner at the luxury Plantation Lodge.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

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