Kilimanjaro: Grom & Team Visit Ngorongoro Crater

Posted by: Casey Grom | September 13, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

Today we visited the famous Ngorongoro Crater, believed by many to be the 8th wonder of the world. It is a two million year old collapsed caldera that is home to more than 25,000 large mammals, and has a dense population of lions.

We spent nearly the entire day driving around looking at all the animals and waiting at times for either the wildebeest, or zebras to get out of our way. We saw about a dozen lions, a far off black rhino, thousands of pink flamingos and many others. I’m pretty sure everyone had a great day.
We finished off the day with a quick visit to a working Maasai Village to see how this semi-nomadic group of people still live the way they have for thousands of years.

Hopefully tomorrow we’ll catch a glimpse of a cheetah and leopard to round out the safari.

RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew  

A herd of Wildebeests at Ngorngoro Crater. Photo: RMI Collection An RMI team visiting the Maasai Village. Photo: Casey Grom

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Words cannot describe my envy, but so happy at the same time for these experiences for you.  Love and miss you (and Gig ‘Em)!

Posted by: Tasha on 9/14/2013 at 6:34 am

WOW. Just like on Wild Kingdom.  “Jim,  jump down and get that lion”.  ( showing my age here).  Waiting on giraffe pictures.

Posted by: Tracy O. on 9/13/2013 at 7:44 pm

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