Kilimanjaro: Tucker & Team Enjoy Day on Safari

Posted by: | August 02, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

Jambo from the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge,

After enjoying a hot shower, our celebration dinner and a good night’s sleep we departed the Dik Dik Hotel for our first day of game viewing in Tanzania’s National Parks.
We left at 9 a.m. and made a quick stop at a local grocery store for drinks and snacks.  We stopped in a town called Mesquito River where we purchased some local bananas before entered Lake Manyara National Park and spending four hours following the herds of elephant and giraffe.  The cloud cover made for a nice temperature for us and the animals and we were excited to see warthog, dik dik ,superb starling, hippo, baboon, blue monkey, bush buck, impala, cape buffalo, zebra and wildebeast.

We continued our caravan to the Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge located on the crater rim.  We arrived in time to see the sunset across the plains of Africa and are enjoying the views from our big picture windows looking down into the crater. 

We have a full day of game viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater on tap for tomorrow.  We have planned for an early morning start with hopes of seeing the sunrise over Tanzania as we descend onto the crater floor.  We are keeping our eyes out for the elusive rhino.

Everyone is doing well and enjoying our continued adventure.  It should be a great sunrise!

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

Enjoying the sites in Tanzanias National Parks.  Photo: RMI Collection

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