Road to Zanzibar / Day 5
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a conservation area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located 180 km west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania.
On this day, I officially visited the most beautiful place on earth! Ngorongoro Crater. I cannot believe that this place is not an official '7 Wonders of the World' site. With its spectacular array of wildlife, wetlands, salt lakes and water links, there is no more tranquil place on earth.
Impossible it is to get tired of this place and it is here that I have taken a photo that I dub 'my best wildlife photograph yet'. Congratulations to me!! :) Back story, we came across a group of Wilderbeest who were about to cross the road behind some Zebra, I knew we had to beat them to the road in order to get the photograph I wanted, also no wanting to get stuck waiting for them to pass. When we pulled up, I could not stop smiling as it was such a brilliant site. It may not seem like much but to me it is perfect.
I will be selling this photograph upon return to Australia as a one-off piece, never to be replicated again. I have a series being released which I will be working on for the rest of the year.
On our drive through the Crater, we saw some Ostriches getting their freak on.
I also did something very stupid and got very very close to some Baboons who were protecting their food in an old cubicle stall. They had dug a hole and covered it with rocks, this was the second stupid thing I did, the first being the proximity in which I was of a certain pack of Hippo's.
This needs to be on your bucket list, seriously, before you kick it, visit it.
Tanzania is proving to be the most beautiful place on earth, the next post will cover more of the people and places we visited. I am writing this from a beach in Zanzibar so it might be a little while.