Tanzania a month in has been full of life. The rainy season is approaching and everything is extremely green. This month has been full of exciting clinical medicine along with some fun weekend trips.
The most exciting one has been my safari last month. One of the highlights of it was the Ngorongoro Crater which is a large volcanic caldera that is home to hundreds and thousands of animals. From herds of zebra, buffalo, wildebeest, to multiple prides of lions, and uncountable hippos and giraffes! We even spotted a few rare rhinos. The crater is a unique habitat such that predator and prey reside in surprising close proximity to each other. Since there is an abundance of water and grazing land, the prey has no desire to leave and thus neither does the predator. The species of predator, such as lions, have been so stagnant that the amount of interbreeding is causing weakness in the lions genetic structure. It was a fascinating and exhilarating place that is a great treasure!
|Simba all grown up|
|The Ngorongoro Crater from the rim|