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  Ngorongoro Crater  

Ngorongoro is the relict of a gargantuan volcano that collapsed upon itself, leaving only a base of it's walls to ring a crater 10 miles wide.  The floor of the crater is 102 miles square, with the height of the rim averaging 2,000 feet higher.  Lush vegetation, a soda lake, and animals condensed into a small area combine to make this a great place for game viewing.   We stayed at a beautiful lodge located on the Crater rim - with great showers to come home to after a long day in the dusty crater bowl!

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Wildebeest and Zebra roadblock

Young Zebra with lion bite

Flamingos

Hippo yawns

 

Cheetah

Cheetah rolls in the road

Lion covered in blood from her breakfast looks for shade ....

Wildebeest

Elephant with very long tusks

Flamingos

Hippo rolls over and plays dead

Cheetah

Beautiful Lion

             

....and finds it, under our car!

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