February 17, 2017
Well, we can put a bow on this one because that’s a wrap! We heard from IMG senior guide Emily Johnston last night over in Tanzania. She was checking in from their luxury safari lodge as the team had just finished off their last day of game viewing and were enjoying a very nice dinner.
They started the day with a game drive on the Serengeti, exited Serengeti National Park mid-morning, and had lunch at the historic and unique Oldupai Gorge. The Oldupai Gorge is famous because it’s where some of the oldest human remains on earth have been discovered. To say it’s full of history is a tremendous understatement.
For the afternoon they headed into Ngorongoro Crater — a truly special place in the world. It’s a huge volcanic crater filled with all kinds of African wildlife, from hippos, to buffalos, elephants, rhinos and everything in between. This place really has it all and is usually one of the highlights for almost everyone. I love that this is how the safari ends!
Finally, they made the drive out of the crater and up to the very comfortable safari lodge for their last night. It’s hard to put this lodge into words, but I’ll try: “5 Star Tropical Resort.” Unfortunately this doesn’t even do it justice. Flower gardens, coffee plantations, vegetable gardens, mango trees, giant storks, private, thatched-roof bungalows and gourmet food! A superb spot to spend the last night of the trip sharing stories of all they have seen and done over the past two weeks.
Tomorrow they’ll have a leisurely start to the day, and after breakfast, they’ll head back towards Arusha. They will definitely do some souvenir shopping along the way before picking up the rest of their bags and heading to the airport for their evening flights home! Guide Emily Johnston will be staying in Tanzania where she will welcome our next group arriving on February 20th, and then she’ll do it all over again!
This has been a super fun trip follow, and we hope you’ll follow us along on the next one starting next week.