It’s hard to think that anything would top Ngorongoro Crater. However, we were going to spend the rest of our trip in Lake Ndutu. Aside from a day trip to Serengeti National Park, we were just going to be on game drives around Lake Ndutu. We were told that this was “cat heaven” and boy […]Read more "Tanzania – Day One at Lake Ndutu"
Our first day on animal safari did not disappoint! After seeing the crater from the rim, we were so excited to go down into this massive crater and see all of the animals! The Ngorongoro Crater was formed when the top of the mountain collapsed and created a volcanic caldera. There are lots of animals […]Read more "Tanzania – Ngorongoro Crater"
The last tribe we visited was the Maasai tribe. The Maasai are cattle farmers and measure their wealth by how many head of cattle and how many children they have. This is one of the larger tribes in East Africa – they are mostly in Tanzania and Kenya. Since we missed out on the Maasai […]Read more "Tanzania – The Maasai Tribe"
In my last post, I said that our plan for this day was to visit the Hadzabe tribe and then drive to Ngorongoro Crater, where we would attend a Maasai market. We left the Hadzabe and began our journey to Ngorongoro Crater. As you may remember from the last post, it had been raining all […]Read more "Tanzania – Rain Delays and Baboons"
This was the day where nothing really went as planned, but it ended up being one of our favorite days of the entire trip! It started with an absolute torrent of rain at 4am that woke everyone up. It literally sounded like someone was pouring buckets of rain on our cabin!! Since we had been […]Read more "Tanzania – The Hadzabe Tribe"
The first three days of our trip were a cultural safari in which we visited three different tribes. The first tribe was the Datoga, who are farmers and herders. In this particular village, the men worked as blacksmiths, and the women tended the herd, so it was really incredible to see the two vastly different […]Read more "Tanzania – The Datoga Tribe"
We arrived at the Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania on a gigantic plane that seemed to take up the entire runway! We deplaned onto the tarmac and walked into the airport. This is what our plane looked like – We had a 45 minute drive ahead of us to where we were staying for the next […]Read more "Tanzania – Arusha Coffee Lodge"