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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Early Birds Catches the Worm - Guest Post by Rosemary Widenor

We started this morning bright and early on the Serengeti to try and catch some of the harder to spot animals.  Pulling out of camp at 6:30, we were able to see a beautiful sunrise over the savanna.  Our early departure proved to be worth it! On the morning game drive we saw two leopards, a few male lions, a huge line of elephants, and a lioness with her kill.  

After a quick breakfast, we drove out of Serengeti, heading towards Ngorongoro Crater.  Along the way we saw a lioness in the middle of the hunt, a secretary bird, and plenty of giraffes.  We made it to the Rhino Lodge on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, and man, it is cold here.  We actually have to layer up, which is a welcome break from sticking to the seats of the safari cars with sweat.  We are getting up again early tomorrow to hopefully beat the crowds into the crater.  Tomorrow is our last night in Tanzania--AHH! 

Brother lions out just after sunrise
A giraffe, mowing down on an acacia tree
Just a couple leopard friends hanging

The gang on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater

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