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On Monday morning, we visited a Maasai chief. He answered questions about his culture: how all cows belong to the Maasai; how they herd the cows away when wildebeest are giving birth, since the afterbirth is poisonous to the cows; polygamy; how they traditionally stained their furs red but now bought red-dyed clothing.

Maasai

After lunch we drove to Ngorongoro Crater, where, because of the protected conservation area, there were lots of animals. Grey crowned cranes; jackals; hyenas.

Ngorongoro Crater

We drove up to a hippo pool and saw them up close. None of this struggling-at-800mm like the day before.

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

A lion was sleeping in the distance, our first big cat.

Further along, we saw two lions sleeping next to the road, lazy after mating. They rolled over, and I managed to get a picture when the male lifted his head, just for a moment.

Ngorongoro Crater Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

We arrived at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge just as the sun was setting.

Ngorongoro Crater

At dinner, the lights went out, then the servers came out with a lit torch, singing in Swahili; I guessed this was their birthday ritual.


The rest of the photos are here.

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