On Safari in the famed Ngorogoro Crater is where we came across this water buffalo. We had been driving around and although we’ve seen tons of Water Buffalo, something about this guy just caught our eye. He was actually munching on some grass, if you look closely you can see it on his tongue, but the way I managed to capture the picture it looks like he’s spitting his tongue out at the camera.
The crater itself is a rather special place. It is a stunning feature in the African Rift Valley and is filled with all the African mega fauna you could want. We spent one day in this crater and saw just about every animal we could possibly want with the exception of a leopard or cheetah. The lions were so tired they came right up and took a rest in the shade of our car. One day was literally all we needed inside the valley as we didn’t get a break from wildlife viewing all day long.
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IF YOU GO: We visited the Ngorogoro Crater while on Safari with Peter Tours. Our Safari was 3 days long which was actually plenty. We booked from Moshi (a smaller town near Arusha) and camped, although the Crater has a beautiful lodge on its rim overlooking everything below. The Arusha airport is served by direct, daily flights from Europe but many people will fly into Nairobi, Kenya and go for the 6 hour ride across the border. If you’re doing a longer safari you’ll probably want to check out the Serengeti but for just a short safari the Ngorogoro Crater is all you’ll need.