Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is perched on the edge of the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater at the eastern edge of the Serengeti in northern Tanzania. It lies within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which covers more than 8 000 square kilometres (3 100 square miles) of pristine African wilderness.
The Crater Junction
Down in the Crater floor there is a main junction where two tracks cross each other. Usually when we reach the junction on game drive, we need to decide in which direction we should go to find wildlife.
But when we reached the junction on this particular morning we could not believe our eyes! Right next to one of the tracks was one of our most endangered species, a Black Rhino!
This cow had a calf with her, and we had not seen them for almost two weeks. Not too far away from them was a pair of Honeybagers trotting along in search of food. And standing in the middle of the track was one of our Star Birds! A Kori Bustard, the largest flying bird. And not too far away was a single Spotted Hyena keeping a close eye on the large Rhinos!
How wonderful it was to just sit and watch all these animals around us!