Our trek continued through the massive crater. Many animals hang around water in Ngorongoro – we stumbled upon more than a few hippos, as well as a lion couple, and lots of birds.
We spent a lot of time with these two lions – at one point the male tried to initiate but she WAS NOT having it. Too early, said our guide. The small bend in the stream eventually became larger, and the hippos throughout swam upstream to stay with the water throughout the season.
The hippo pool was hilarious – the massive creatures’ small tails flipping in the brown water… imagine it! At lunch time, we were near a few hippos as well, peacefully gliding through the water and the reeds.
By the water, there were also so many different species, sizes and colors of birds among the brush of Ngorongoro. The Hildebrant’s starlings – very present throughout our entire journey – were everywhere in Ngorongoro. There were the colorful rainbow males – and yellow/brown females which you can see in the photo.
I reveled the moment that I discovered a tiny egg hidden among the dirt, gravel and dried grass. I asked the guides (Ben and Osman) what species it belonged to.
What was I doing in Tanzania? This was my Social Sabbatical with my company, SAP Concur. Read my stories here.