Crater

Ngorongoro Crater A few gazillion years ago a volcano blew its top off. Given the size of the crater today, 11 miles across and 2,000' deep, the mountain was taller than Mount Kilimanjaro, the world's tallest free standing mountain and just a few miles away in Northern Tanzania. It is the most intact caldera in … Continue reading Crater

African Weaver

There are several varieties of beautiful birds in Tanzania, but the African Weaver was the easiest to photograph.  I found this guy in a tree next to the road as we descended into the Ngorongoro Crater. With the top of the safari truck popped up, I was almost at eye level with it. Technically, this is … Continue reading African Weaver

Wanderlust

The travel bug has bit me again; I'm leaving today for Tanzania.   Be gone 15 days. Most of the trip is a "Vision" trip with the Nebraskan Lutheran Synod, visiting schools, hospitals, orphanages and villages around Arusha (near Mount Kilamajaro), and staying with a host family for two nights.  The Synod has a few … Continue reading Wanderlust