Africa – 2019 Day 3 and 4

by Nick Ambrose November. 30, 2019 741 views

Day 1 and 2 were spent flying out to Tanzania from London Heathrow.

Our room at Rivertrees Lodge, Arusha.

Our room at Rivertrees Lodge, Arusha.

Our room at Rivertrees Lodge, Arusha.

Early Sunday morning saw us picked up from Rivertrees Lodge in Arusha by our driver, Alfred.

Loading up the Toyota in Arusha.

Loading up the Toyota in Arusha.

Loading up the Toyota in Arusha.

Alfred was to spend the next 6 days driving us round, firstly the Lake Manyara National Park, followed by the Ngorongoro Crater and then The Serengeti Park.

Alfred purchasing us some red bananas to eat on the journey, delicious!

Alfred purchasing us some red bananas to eat on the journey, delicious!

Alfred purchasing us some red bananas to eat on the journey, delicious!

Day 3 – Lake Manyara Park.

Lake Manyara is a shallow alkaline lake at the base of the western stretches of the Rift Valley Escarpment and is known for it’s elephant and tree climbing lions.

One of the famous tree climbing lions in Manyara National Park.

We had to pull over to let the elephants pass.

We had to pull over to let the elephants pass.

We had to pull over to let the elephants pass.

Baboons

Baboons

Baboons.

Monitor Lizard

Monitor Lizard

Monitor Lizard.

Goliath Heron

Goliath Heron

Goliath Heron.

Day 4 – Ngorongoro Crater.

An early start and we set off for the Ngorongoro Crater. But first Alfred took us north east, skirting the rim of the crater to visit a Massai village. He had chosen a village which isn’t on the normal route so we could have a more authentic experience.

The red circle shows where we were staying south of the Crater.

Our room at the Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge.

Massai with their cattle

Massai with their cattle

Massai with their cattle

A Massai woman

A Massai woman

A Massai woman.

Massai

Massai

Massai child.

Leaving the village we then traced our route back and descended into the crater itself. Ngorongoro is the worlds largest, inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. It is 2000 feet deep and covers a 100 square miles.

This shows the route we took from the Massai village in the north east down into the Crater where we drove around all day.

Blue-Breasted Bee-Eater.

Four of a group of five lions walking toward us in the Ngorongoro Crater.

Black Kite.

Grant's Gazelle.

Zebra and Warthog.

Crowned Crane.

A Zebra crossing!

Water Buck.

Crowned Cranes in flight.

Wildebeest.

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Nick Ambrose 1 year, 6 months ago

Apolgies if you can see a double caption on the photos. They have been deleted but refuse to go. I have had to put the caption under the photo as this site doesn't always save the caption. It's very frustrating persevere

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Steve Bancroft 1 year, 6 months ago

Some nice photos and great memories for you both to look back on there Nick :-)

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Nick Ambrose Replied to Steve Bancroft 1 year, 6 months ago

Yes Steve, got some more to go though smile

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Benny Law 1 year, 6 months ago

I like #30. It looks a bit like a painting.

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Nick Ambrose Replied to Benny Law 1 year, 6 months ago

I used tone mapping software in Affinity Photo to get that effect Benny.

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Benny Law Replied to Nick Ambrose 1 year, 6 months ago

Thanks for sharing the tip, Nick. I just purchased Affinity Photo and will be exploring it in my free time.

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Nick Ambrose Replied to Benny Law 1 year, 6 months ago

You're welcome Benny. Good luck with Affinity!

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