The cradle of civilisation- Ngorongoro

Fifty years ago the Leakey’s discovered the earliest remnants of human life. Today the crater is a UNESCO world heritage site.

We had an early morning game drive. We started by watching a clan of hyenas, there are more hyenas here than any other park in Tanzania. Hyenas have pleasure of being part of the ugly five ( the other four are, wildebeest, vulture, warthog and marabou stork ). We also saw jackals, zebras, wildebeest, warthogs, hippos, assorted birds, various antelopes and assorted birds. The big find of the day was over 20 lions, 16 in one pride. The large pride was hiding, waiting for a kill when the Cape buffalo found them and chased them out of the area. Defeated the lions walked away, coming amazingly close to us.

We stopped and had breakfast at a waterhole that was home to hippos.

The weather is very dry, rain will not come until January, unless El Niño brings it early. Once it comes th plant life will all come back to life.

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