Ngorongoro Crater – Safari Part II

Ngorongoro Crater – Safari Part II

After leaving the Serengeti, we headed to our campsite for the last night, at the rim of Ngorongoro Crater.  The Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is the world’s largest unfilled volcanic crater.  At a depth of over 600 meters, the crater acts as its own ecosystem, with a majority of the wildlife living their entire lifespan inside the crater without venturing out. The temperature at the rim of the crater was remarkably cooler than the flatlands of the Serengeti, and I found myself bundling up to keep…

Safari-Lake Manyara and the Serengeti

Safari-Lake Manyara and the Serengeti

I’ve had a busy last few weeks and haven’t had a chance to blog, so here is a belated post about the safari to Lake Manyara, the Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Crater I went on a few weeks ago. Myself and 9 of the other volunteers went on a four day/three night safari to Lake Manyara, the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.  It truly was a memorable experience. Lake Manyara Lake Manyara was our first stop on our safari.  We left Arusha around 8am, driving for about four hours.  The drive…

Life in Arusha-Volunteering and Exploring

Life in Arusha-Volunteering and Exploring

In this post I’m going to jump around a bit, highlighting a few noteworthy events of the past week or so, as well as my volunteering in Arusha, Tanzania thus far. Teacher Alma’s Last Day  Alma (Finland), was another helper in one of my classes at Cheti.  She had arrived in Arusha a few weeks prior to me, and unfortunately had to head back home.  To celebrate her last day, we had a mini party with the kids, complete with soda and treats.  It was very entertaining to see all…