Day 3 Ngorongoro – Serengeti

As if the previous night wasn’t wild enough, as we ate breakfast the next morning kites swooped down and took the toast right from our hands! We were all laughing at sharing our brekkie with the wildlife!

Following breakfast we wound down the crater heading towards the Serengeti. Stunning scenery was dotted with Maasai villages, and we stop at one of the villages to meet the Maasai people and to and learn about their culture. A warrior asked if we had a doctor on board and showed me a huge cut to his hand. He told me (between my limited Swahili and his limited English!) that he had cut it the day before with his spear. I disinfect the wound and apply a bandage – it’s all adventure out there!

The Serengeti lived up to its reputation as one of the most famous and amazing National Parks in the world – we saw plenty of elephant, zebra, hippo, impala, kudu, giraffe, and even lion. A special treat was watching a mother leopard with two tiny cubs (about 2 months old) eating a kill in a tree! It really is awe inspiring to see nature like that.

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