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.

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.

What was I doing in Tanzania? This was my Social Sabbatical with my company, SAP Concur. Read my stories here.