I awoke cold. For such a luxurious place, the rooms are cold. There is a fireplace that was going when we returned from dinner, and I guess we should have added some wood before bed, but we didn’t imagine that we would be cold indoors. There is no central heat, and the windows have shutters from the inside, but you can feel the cold around the edges.
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.
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.