Africa Log: Day 5

We woke from a slightly less restful sleep before dawn. Unlike the first night, when I guess we were so exhausted that we slept through the night, this time we heard everything! Birds, bugs, bush babies, other creatures. And yet we were anxious to get cleaned up, packed, breakfast and check out to meet our connection to Ngorongoro Crater. Of course, everything went smoothly in spite of our anxieties. We had another delicious buffet breakfast. Read More

Africa Log: Day 4

We awoke the next morning to a chorus of bird calls. After braving the outdoor shower, we dressed and wandered over to the lodge for a buffet breakfast. Though a monkey watched from a tree top, no one tried to steal my food. Read More

Africa Log: Day 3

We awoke from a restful sleep to a cloudy, gray morning. Zal had mentioned that it had been very dry this year, so a little rain was welcome. We showered, packed, and had a nice buffet breakfast of banana fritters, a cheese omelet and bacon before picked us up and took us to a small airport for our flight to Lake Manyara. Read More

Africa Log: Day 2

We arrived at Amsterdam’s Schipol airport literally at the crack of dawn. Even though our arrival gate and the departure gate for our next flight were both in Terminal E, it took some exploring to find a place to get some breakfast. Read More

Africa Log: Day 1

The day started as expected. I woke up around 4:00, about an hour before the alarm, and could not get back to sleep. I got up quietly and let the dogs out. Read More