Alarms woke us up and it was time for the last breakfast (at 0530) at Ang’gata before packing up our second home with all our belongings. Yawning and wearing fleece jackets we could at least comfort us with the fact that Ngorogoro Crater area opens at 0600 and since we were inside the Ngorogoro conservation area already we didn’t have to drive for a few hours to get there but rather 30 minutes.
Ngorogoro Crater is, as one almost can guess given the name, one big ass crater – the remains of a collapsed volcano from back in the days. Masai are allowed to live and herd their cattle here (when they were banned from Serengeti they “got” this permission) but it gives the whole Jurassic Park feeling when descending into the crater and seeing the volume and diversity of the wildlife.
I have not been able to reduce the number of pictures to a reasonable amount yet but will at least only post a few here.
At lunch we left the crater and headed towards Serengeti instead, we had our first night in central Serengeti at Kati-Kati wilderness camp so there was a bit of driving to get there. Serengeti started with setting pretty decent standards by after just one and a half km we were greeted by below sight.
So how do you beat a Cheetah seen in broad daylight from close distance? Add his brother in the same picture.A few (tens of) photos later we continued and it didn’t matter a bit we got to Kati-Kati just in time for sunset. It was several other groups there which was a change from Ang’Ata but groups were placed with separate tables with their guides so we were the usual trio. After another nice three course dinner we had a quick hot shower we hit the bed after a long and epic day.