As the day draws to a close we reach our destination, Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp located at the base of the crater. Greeted by the local Maasai and the Lemala staff I am offered a cool towel and a welcome drink, perfect to wash away the safari dust. I then settle into my very comfortable tent with private en-suite and freshen up before our 3-course dinner.
With the moon now shining over the crater my personal Maasai collects me from my tent and invites me to watch bush TV. Here I find an open fire waiting for me with my drink of choice. There is nothing better than sitting around a campfire sharing stories and listening to the wildlife. What a perfect way to end a day on safari.
With a full stomach, my Maasai and his spear safely walk me back to my tent. As the lights go out the bush comes alive and I fall asleep listening to the sounds of the local residents. The next morning I wake up to the sound of singing birds while enjoying a hot chocolate and home made cookies before we head out on our next safari.
Today we leave Ngorongoro behind and pass through the Crater floor making our way to the Lemala Ndutu Camp in the Southern Serengeti. The lush green Ngorongoro is now a memory as we enter the majestic Serengeti National Park where the dust settles as the great migration wait for the rains to arrive. From the millions of wildebeest to the dazzle of Zebras we watch the cycle of life unfold before our eyes as the baby wildebeest take their first steps into the wild.
As we enter the game-rich Seronera Valley, twelve lions sitting on rocky outcrops welcome us. In suspense we watch them waiting for their next meal in a prime location overlooking the plains. En route we spot a cheetah and her four young cubs. Cute and playful, we continue to watch them as the sun sets before we settle in for the night at the beautiful Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp. This tented camp has all the luxuries one would want in the wild. It is not uncommon for this area to be frequented by lions or other predators. The Seronera Valley, with its spectacular scenery and large concentration of animals, is perfect for wildlife sightings all year round.
Just when I thought things could not get any better we make our way to Lemala Kuria Hills. This luxury tented camp offers the most amazing views of the Northern Serengeti. After my gourmet lunch I have a tough decision to make. Should I try out the spa and have a massage? Or sit back and relax in my private plunge pool while soaking in the views of Tanzania? Knowing that tomorrow is my last day, I have no choice but to do both.
As I look out from my balcony to an endless sky of stars over the vast Serengeti, I make a wish that one day soon I will return to this magical place and experience more of the wild beauty of Tanzania.