This isn't really a walk - in fact it's the opposite. We had just finished our climb of Kilimanjaro, and had booked up a safari trip in a 4x4 to see another side of Tanzania - the national parks maintained as wildlife reserves.
We descended into the dramatic Ngorongoro Crater, with zebra and warthogs and water buffalo (click for gallery of photos).
Next day we visited a Masai village to take part in a dance, enter a traditional hut and visit a school. We also went to the Olduvai Gorge where some of the earliest human remains have been found, here in the African Rift Valley (click for gallery of photos).
Then we had a couple of days on safari in the Serengeti, seeing some of the wildlife of the savanna, including lions, a family of elephants, a very elusive leopard and a variety of birds (click for gallery of photos).
It was really the antidote to walking - going round in a big "Land Cruiser", sticking our heads out of the roof to look at the wildlife. Very soon we wished we could get out to do some walking again, but were warned against it because of the risks from wildlife!
There's another good story about Tanzania, including a visit to another school, which you can find by clicking on this link to the Moivaro Country Walk near Arusha.< Back to Tanzania page for links to other stories
|Location||North-Western Tanzania, near the border with Kenya|
|Date walked||September 2007|
|Walk type||Countryside and easy hill walks|
|Difficulty||Easy - driven around - only a few short walks during breaks|
|Time taken||3 day(s)|
|Walk source info||Guide/driver travelled with us|
|Getting there||4x4 converted for safari|
|Places to stay||Tented camps|