Amazing Safari at Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania

June 12th, 2016

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David Attenborough’s voice sounded in my head as the Landrover bounced down into the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti Plains. I had watched so many documentaries and dreamed about seeing vast herds of animals on the plains all my life, but nothing could prepare me for the amazing opportunity to be there in person. Looking over the Serengeti … Continued

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