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tanzania 2011 day six

Day Six: 24th December 2011

We leave the Ngorongoro Crater and head through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Being a conservation area means people live and work the land, we drop into a Maasai village to do the tourist bit. I feel for them having to put on these shows every hour or so.

The countryside is amazing and parts remind me of the lush greens of Scotland, we round the corner and there are lots of giraffe, three of them fighting for the eye of the ladies.

A sign above the road and two Maasai are all that mark the start of the Serengeti National Park, the Maasai are not allowed to enter the park. Then the show begins.

Never in my life have I seen so many Wildebeest, Zebras and Gazelle. There are an estimated 2,500,000 wildebeest in the Serengeti and I think we saw most of them. It’s odd because for miles that is all you see then you can see nothing but grass and the odd Jackal and stray Gnu then back into hoards of wildlife.

On the way to the lodge we spot a Leopard and he wonders passed us just 5 feet away…wow.

Day Seven