Thursday, July 17, 2014
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Friday, July 4, 2014
Thursday, July 3, 2014
If you are our frequent reader, you must remember one of my posts were I mention about two cheetahs I have encounter inside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, in Tanzania. Here they are, mother and her cub looking firmly to the other side of the lake, aiming to kill a hartebeest calf. It never happened.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Feeling very happy with my next expedition to Africa, especially because this time I will be guided by a very professional photographer who I like and respect so much. It seems that we going to have a lot of fun and as usual, will learn a lot. I have already started to dream about it!
Thursday, May 29, 2014
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
About 200 years ago the Maasai arrived and have since colonised the area in substantial numbers, their traditional way of life allowing them to live in harmony with the wildlife and the environment. Today there are some 42,000 Maasai pastoralists living in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with their cattle, donkeys, goats and sheep. The Maasai are allowed to take their animals into the crater for water and grazing, but not to live or cultivate there. Elsewhere in the NCA they have the right to roam freely.
Two main geological rifts run through the area of Ngorongoro. Nine volcanoes in the Ngorongoro highlands were formed during the past four million years. One of these, Oldonyo Lengai which means Mountain of God is still active.
Over millennia the ash and dust from each eruption has been carried by the winds to form the fertile soils of the Serengeti plains.
The earliest sign of mankind in the NCA is at Laetoli where hominid footprints are preserved in volcanic rock 3.6 million years old. Further north, Oldupai Gorge has yielded a wealth of hominid and animal remains.
NCA is for sure a place that all travellers should consider into their destination list.
Today I got really good news from our safari operator informing names and area of our next Wildlife Project expedition to Africa. It is going to be for sure, another amazing experience, specially because we going to be guide by a very professional top quality photographer. Can't wait till we start all over again!