African Safari, Day 3, Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro crater above, and some scenic views heading around and down below. The crater has trapped an entire ecosystem of animals within it.

Standing with the hood popped up, we descended into the unbelievably gorgeous crater with the sun rising in the background.

This was the first elephant we saw, huge tusks, we were told that the bulls don’t mind eating out in the open like this, because there’s really no match for their ass kicking power around.

Baboons for days! There were many more animals along the way, but for the most part I just watched and enjoyed it without snapping too many photos.

We went back to Mama Simba Homebase for a few more days, contented with our experience, and flew home not long after. Tanzania forever has our hearts.

Finally a view of Kilimanjaro from the plane, it looks like a cloud, but there is actually a peak hidden in there. Below we are cruising over some place in the middle east.

Sunrise and nearly home.