March 3, 2017
We heard from IMG senior guide Emily Johnston that the team had another great day of game viewing on their final day of the safari. They left the Serengeti in the morning, visited Olduvai Gorge along the way, and then made their way to Ngorongoro Crater for an afternoon game drive. It’s hard to put Ngorongoro Crater into words. In a nutshell, it is a large volcanic caldera which is chock full of nearly every type of big game that East Africa is known for. This makes it super interesting both from an animal density viewpoint as well as a geological viewpoint, and you always see something different and unique here. To top it off, there is a seasonal lake in the middle of the Crater which is often filled with thousands of flamingos. The day wrapped up for the team at their luxurious safari lodge, just outside the Crater and surrounded by coffee plantations.
Tomorrow the team will take a relaxed morning to enjoy the safari lodge and grounds, before they head back to Arusha, no doubt stopping for some souvenir shopping en route. After picking up their duffels of smelly Kili gear and doing a quick repack, the team will grab a late lunch and then continue on to the airport for their evening flights home. This has been another incredibly fun trip to follow. 100% of the team stood on the Roof of Africa and then they spent 3 days on safari seeing untold amounts of wildlife. As the long rainy season sets in over in Tanzania we take a break from Kili, but come June when the rains stop, we’ll be at it again. We hope you can follow along on our summer and fall Kilimanjaro programs!