An Official Throw Back Thursday Post.
It was during July of 2007 that I went on a mission trip to Africa. Our 21 days were spent between South Africa (beginning and end) and Tanzania, where we worked in Arusha, Moshi and Kilimanjaro. It was lots of hard work, but extremely rewarding and grounding. I took over 5,000 photos with my Olympus camera as my Blackberry (remember them?) didn’t have a camera. They are saved an an EHD, packed away somewhere,
During our time in Tanzania, we were treated to two safaris. One was at the Serengeti National Park. Yes, that Serengeti, where the beauty of nature combines with survival of the fittest.
The second safari took place at the Ngorongoro Conservation area, aka Ngorongoro Crater, a volcanic crater, some 12 miles across….with (if I recall) one very narrow, steep road in and one very narrow steep road out.
Below is a video (and don’t let the click bait title fool you…nothing dies in the video) of how I remember that safari . . . lions all around and so close that you could reach out of your Landcruiser and pet them (not recommended) since the vehicles do not resemble prey, they are ignored by the lions who are used to the traffic. Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom in real life.
Enjoy this short video of a dusty, yet enchanted land.