Didn't get much sleep last night - stomach problems - so the morning came way to early. Then despite being all packed and ready to go on time we were an hour late leaving. I think the cook was doing some shopping, so maybe we can look forward to a good meal tonight. Drove a couple hours into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Tons of Masai around - mostly in traditional garb trying to flag down the car so that they can charge us to take pictures, but some out there doing their day to day business (mostly moving cattle around). Some animals, mostly zebras and various antelopes.
When we got to the crater the cloud cover was pretty dense so we could only catch glimpses of the crater floor. By the time we'd driven around to the other side of the rim the cover had lifted a little and you could see the floor of the crater spread out like a map. Continued down off the crater (we're coming back here for tomorrow night) towards Serengeti. Stopped after one for a packed lunch - best meal so far though the plastic wrapped orange sections were rotting.
Entered into Serengeti proper a little after two. It's amazing how flat the land is here - the "Welcome to Serengeti" sign is the only thing you can see as far as the horizon. Another half hour drive gets us to the entry station at Naabi Hill. There we paid, used the toilets, indulged in some chocolate and hiked to the top of the hill for the view - a stunning panorama of flatness.
We set up camp then watched a fantastic sunset. Complaint - a group of about twenty very loud boy scouts from Tennessee came in and surrounded our campsite - perpetuating the American image... Took our cook two and a half hours to cook dinner - which once again was mearly ok. The driver went to get beers for the Greek guys and took over two hours to get back - no idea where or what he was doing, but it was kind of weird.