July 20, 2018
Phunuru Sherpa called in this afternoon with a final report from safari. The team the team had an absolutely wonderful day in the Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is roughly 16km by 19km and home to almost all of the animals of the Serengeti. I remember the safari driver on my safari telling me that there are 5 prides of lions in the crater. One in each ‘corner’ and one the in middle. There are also over 500 hyenas, 30 rhinos, several hippo pools, elephants, countless zebras, wildebeest, buffaloes, etc. Noticeably absent was the Giraffe because there are little or no acacia trees (Giraffe food) in the crater.
After enjoying the crater they made their way to the Farm House, their hotel for the night. This place is amazing! It’s more of a resort than it is a hotel. It sits on a working coffee plantation. There is also an amazing garden where they grow all of their own fruits and vegetables for the restaurant. This is a roundabout way of saying that it is the perfect place to relax, get cleaned up and packed up for the long journey home.
The team will enjoy the Farm House until they depart for the airport around midday.
All is well in Tanzania!