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Sunday, June 13, 1999
Crater Rim, Ngorongoro Crater to Mto wa Mbu (Mosquito Creek), Lake Manyara, Tanzania
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Mto wa Mbu (Mosquito Creek), Lake Manyara, Tanzania:
Latitude: 3° 22' 20" South
Longitude: 35° 51' 12" East
Altitude: 3085 feet
From Seattle: 10812 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Fig Resort

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Today's Travel:
Country: Tanzania
Region: Arusha
Route: Safari: Ngorongoro Crater Rim - Floor - Mto wa Mbu
Start: Crater Rim, Ngorongoro Crater
Stop 1. Crater Floor, Road, Ngorongoro Crater
Stop 2. Crater Floor, First stop, Ngorongoro Crater
Stop 3. Crater Floor, Second stop, Ngorongoro Crater
End:Mto wa Mbu (Mosquito Creek), Lake Manyara, Tanzania
Linear:34 miles
Weather: Overcast

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Crater Floor Rim Road, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Hippos Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Hippos Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Hippos Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Hippos Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Flamingo Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Lionesses with cubs Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Lionesses with cubs Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Lionesses with cubs Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Lionesses with cubs Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Lionesses with cubs Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Lionesses with cubs Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Lionesses with cubs Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Lionesses with cubs Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Lionesses with cubs Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Lionesses with cubs Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Lionesses with cubs Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Lionesses with cubs Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Cubs nursing Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Lionesses with cubs Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Flying birds Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Bat eared fox Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Black backed jackal Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Cattle Egret Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Buffalo herd Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Wildebeests Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Hippos Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Storks Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Spotted hyena Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Flamingos Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Common jackal Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Common jackal Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Black rhino Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Blue Wildebeest Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Blue Wildebeest Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Wildebeests Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Buffalos Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Kori Bustard Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Zebra and Wildebeest Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Lake and trees Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Elephant Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Elephant Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Elephant Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Trees on crater floor Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Trees on crater floor Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Acacia trees Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Crater floor Rim road, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 794
Linear Dist: 146220
Countries Visited: 57
Regions Visited: 228
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Hotels: 238
Friends / Family: 160
Camping: 117
Hostels: 217
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 3022
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Journal Entry:
Incredible day! Went in to the crater. Ngorongoron Crater has to be the cown jewel of Africa's game parks. It's relatively small and the animals are very accessible - I think it's a bit of a garden of Eden to the animals. The highlight was definietly two linonesses with seven cubs. But there was so much more in the five hours we drove around the floor of the crater. After leaving the crater we drove back to the same hotel we stayed at the first night of the safari.

[Original entry lost - Reconstructed from notes May 2, 2000]


Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Tanzania
CIA World Fact Book: Tanzania

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