We awoke at 6am. After breakfast, presented staff with tips and left for morning game drive in the crater. Saw single black rhino (very rare) 3 male lion, 2 female lion, gazelle and hippo. Watched as a cheeky monkey got into a van and stole a baguette then saw him eating it up a tree!
The view down into the crater
Maasai herding their cattle
Hyena relaxing with Flamingo in the background
Jeremy and Alex
Steve Our favourite Wildebeest photo
We stopped at this beautiful lake for a quick rest
Elaine looking out at some Hippo!
In the very last 5 minutes of the safari, we finally saw a beautiful male lion. He was not shy and we felt very lucky to get so many pictures of him.
He then joined two others - possibly his brothers
Leaving the Crater behind
Official entry point from the south of the park
Began the 4 hr drive to Arusha. Stopped at a Curio (gift shop) en route and went through driver Samuel’s home town.
Everyone kept nodding off on the bus – the culmination of too many early mornings and too much heat!
Arrived at Arusha ‘Outpost Lodge’ hotel. Got settled in rooms and enjoyed first warm shower. All met for pre dinner drinks in the poolside bar and then had dinner in the restaurant. The group shared nachos and hummous and most then had pizzas but Lars did have Goat!
Moses joined us for dinner then Steve made a speech and presented Moses with his tips from us all.
We said our goodbyes to Jeremy, Amy, Michelle and Christina as they had to catch an early shuttle to the airport in the morning. The rest of us stayed up a little longer.