The biodiversity here in Tanzania is absolutely incredible and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) only continues to amaze me. The NCA covers vast stretches of IMG_7192plains, savanna, woodlands and forests, from the plains of the Serengeti National Park in the north-west, to the eastern part of the Great Rift Valley. Together, wildlife and semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists coexist in this area. The historic Olduvai Gorge (Oldupai) and Ngorongoro Crater are included in the NCA, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. Conserving natural resources as well as allowing human habitation in the NCA, makes this one of the only sites attempting to reconcile human communities while providing protection for wildlife simultaneously. Read More

Spotted Hyena  

We have the spotted hyena, striped hyena, brown hyena, and the aardwolf. Today is focused on the spotted hyena. There are many misconceptions when it comes to these animals. They aren’t only scavengers. They have more ways of communication than laughing. They aren’t related to dogs. All misunderstanding you have of these are complex, highly intelligent, and social animals will be cleared up with this information. Read More

IMG_6903Entering the gates, we pause. A Baobab Tree. So thick and arms spread so wide, this tree is full of personality. We continue on, driving down a single dirt road deeper and deeper into Tarangire National Park, I now see why this is the dry season. It actually feels like there is no telling if rains will ever fall again for most nutrients are gone and few are in sight. Every color from oatmeal to coffee surrounds me, with small patches of dark and bright green that draw my eyes right to them.
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