To visit Tanzania without going for at least one safari is probably a mistake. Penina arranged a comprehensive one for us. Early Tuesday morning Moody and Penina fetched us in a Toyota Land Cruiser. In Arusha Penina made sure we had our lunch packets, said good bye to us and without her we set out for Tarangire national park. It took a few hours to get there, but it was definitely worth the effort.
The park is not the largest but has a lot of elephants. We did not see the bigger groups, where hundreds of elephants can be together. We did however see enough. Besides that we saw cheetah and lion and a lot of other, smaller game.
We were, as so often, given a lot of facts around the park
and the animals, by our guide. He had worked eight years and we believed him.
|A male, albino baboon.|
Before it became too late we left the park and went to the lodge, close to the Ngorongoro crater, where we were going to spend the night. Penina had done a good job. The lodge was nice and the food good.
The chef, Godbless, took me for a guided tour in the kitchen. Among some international dishes he especially pointed to a traditional Tanzanian dish, which consisted of potatoes, bananas, and carrots. All were mashed and then he added green peas and spices.
|The chef and his menu,|
We went to bed early as we needed to get up early for the Ngorongoro crater experience.