September 24, 2011
The Serengeti was generous yesterday, giving a great day of game viewing. We started our day with cape buffalo just outside the lodge property, followed up with a pride of fifteen lions, more leopards, cheetahs, elephants and we even came quite close to a collision with a giraffe. We also added a few more newcomers to the list like, hirax, genets, topi, crocodiles, dik diks, a tremendous number of birds and now we all know the difference between the Grant and Thompson gazelle.
After a full day we pulled into the Ndutu lodge near Lake Masik. The team gathered in the bar to watch the sun set and talk about what’d we’d seen. We ate a dinner of lamb and finished the day out by the firepit, looking up at the nights sky as tiny wild creatures scampered about. Today, we headed to Ngorongoro Crater and finally got to see the elusive Rhino. In fact, one of them walked right in front of our safari vehicle! We’ve had a great trip, but soon it will be time for the team members to say goodbye and head for the airport, to catch their homeward flights.