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African Safari – Ngorongoro Crater to Oldupai Gorge

African Safari – Ngorongoro Crater to Oldupai Gorge



Oldupai Gorge (originally misnamed Olduvai) is the most famous archaeological location in East Africa, and has become an essential visit for travelers to Ngorongoro or Serengeti.
At Laetoli, west of Ngorongoro Crater, hominid footprints are preserved in volcanic rock 3.6 millions years old and represent some of the earliest signs of mankind in the world. Three separate tracks of a small-brained upright walking early hominid. Australopithecus afarensis, a creature about 1.2 to 1.4 meters high, were found. Imprints of these are displayed in the Oldupai museum. Oldupai Gorge info – Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority

Red and Yellow Barbet (Trachyphonus erythrocephalus)

Common Bulbul (Pyconotus barabatus)

Red-backed Scrub Robin (Cercotrickas leucophrys) (African name: White-browed Scrub Robin) (Other scientific name: Erythropygia leucophrys)

Bird i.d. not known

Bird i.d. not known

Bird i.d. not known

Bird i.d. not sure but might be Streaky Seedeater (Serinus striolatus) or possibly a Scrub RObin of some sort.

 

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By Ron

Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron

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