Month: February 2017


Arriving at Ngorongoro Crater and the Lodge, Tanzania

Before we peak at the animals on our third day in Africa, take a look at our hotel: a bonafide treehouse! More of that soon, but let me back up. We left Manyara and drove about 90 minutes through similar landscapes with narrow cows and cube-like houses in colorful strips lining the roads We were headed toward our second national park, Ngorongoro Crater, more formally known as Ngorongoro Conservation Area. If you, like us, are curious about this pronunciation, kindof swallow the n sound and…


Road to Manyara, Tanzania

I've written before about the great beauty of driving and taking trains across a landscape, seeing, albeit fleetingly, a culture in fast forward. On our second day in Africa and on the way to our first national park, Lake Manyara, we saw our first glimpses of the Tanzanian transport. We traveled west from Arusha toward our destination for the day, Lake Manyara National Park with our first safari guide of the trip, Francis. I don't have a lot to write about the journey because we didn't get a…