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January 23, 2016

Ngorongoro

Our last day on safari was spent in the Ngorongoro Crater. It's technically a caldera, not a crater, as it was formed by a collapsed volcano. It's actually one of the coolest things I've ever seen - it's pretty much a giant bowl filled with animals, like a natural zoo.


The walls of the caldera make for such a beautiful backdrop.


Zebra family!


A lioness in the shade of our truck. The animals here are less afraid of safari trucks because they're more used to seeing them up close.


Being joined by her friend for a sun-and-sleep sesh.


A young male lion.


Water buffalo. Maybe the same ones that woke me up with their munching in our campsite.


A lioness watching an elephant.


More water buffalo.


Male ostrich - the female ones are brown.


Hippo.


Elephant bones.

This is the last of my Tanzania posts! Coming up next will be my overland trip from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls in southern Africa. There is more safari involved there so stay tuned.

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