Thursday, 26 September

Another interesting night in regards to the local wildlife but this time we knew what to expect. Again hienas trashed our rubbish bins, one of or fellow hikers got kinda chased round the toilet block by a hiena. It might have happened slightly differently but this is how I’m serving it and I suggest you believe it. πŸ˜‰ Also the lion roars and zebras giving out weird sounds were the repeat repertoire.

The tents we had are not one of you super light modern and sometimes flimsy type. These were iglu design with thick heavy material and heavy steel poles. They weighed a tonne, especially if you had to carry them a slightly longer distance. And then lift them up into the truck.

After packing the tents we had breakfast and then cleaned the place. The road from the Naabi hill gate to the actual border of the park was horrendous. I wander if Herefordshire council gets tips from Tanzania on how to maintain their roads πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

The breakdown

Just as we started to ascend towards the Ngorongoro crater the truck came to a halt. Engine overheating. After topping it up with cold water we continued but about a kilometre up the road the same thing happened.

This time the guys did a bigger job of some kind and managed to get us to Ngorongoro.