Ngorongoro Crater

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So this weekend we rounded up the girls from Oregon, and went to Ngorongoro Crater, the most beautiful place on earth, often known as the birthplace of humanity. We drove out early Saturday morning, arriving in time for a nice lunch and plenty of time to explore the crater. It looks like an empty plain from the rim, as it’s hard to gauge the distanct. The crater floor is 5,100 square miles, so about 72 miles across! The rim is very high and steep, and we had a lot of fun getting into and out of it. Once on the floor, there were plenty of animals to see!
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More pix will be posted soon, but here’s a link for the few up now. I saw enough Zebras to never feel guilty about buying Zebra skin, that’s for sure! And we had a great time, although I desperately wanted to sleep at the $600 a night luxury resort, and not in a cold, but stuffy tent. Sarah and I both got up at 2:30 am to pee, cuz we were freezing too, and when we went outside we were blown away by the number of stars! We could even see the Milky Way, clear as a bell. It was so magnificent, I didn’t want to go back into the tent, but knew sleep was necessary. Next time, though, this is where I’ll be staying: http://www.ccafrica.com/reserve-1-id-2-12