Last week’s Safari through Northern Tanzania was split into three full days.Â We spent the first day in the Tarangire National Park, the second day in the Ngorongoro Crater and the last day around Lake Manyara.
Out of these places, for me the highlight was the Ngorongoro Crater, a 20km wide caldera that has over 25,000 wild animals within its boundaries. When looking down into the crater from its rim, it really feels like you’re looking at some sort of prehistoric landscape.Â There is a huge arid area, there are mini-forests, there is a lake and there are swamps and hippo-pools.
Over the coming weeks I will post quite a few shots from there, but for now I’ll start with the photo below of a lone elephant close to the edge of the crater. It was right at the end of our drive and I loved how the elephant looked completely at peace within this amazing landscape. It’s also really obvious that elephants do create a lot of destruction as all the downed trees you see around are the result of elephants pushing against them.