Before climbing the highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro altitude 5895 m, there were time for safari. To be able to see all the fantastic animals you have to visit a national park. Ngorongoro crater in the northern Tanzania is one of the most famous national parks in the world and if you are lucky you can see the big five there (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard). This tour was successful, we saw them all except of leopard, which is the most difficult to spot.

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This lion family is more dangerous for human beings and domestic animals then all wolfs in Sweden together. Therefore it was very interesting to compare experiences with two guys from the maasai tribe. The maasais have cattle and all their animals are important for a villages survival. One killed cattle could mean that a family would die of starvation. Lions and other predatory animals (leopard, cheats, and hyenas) are killing a lot of cattle every year and of course some human beings, aprox 10 in Tanzania and Kenya. I told the maasai tribesmen that people in Sweden are afraid of wolfs despite the fact that wolfs are not a treat to humans and we will not die if a wolf attack a few domestic animals. When the maasais heard that wolfs have not killed human being in the last 100 years and only kill a few domestic animal, laughed a lot and said that Swedish people could come to them and learn how to live with the wild animals so they don’t have to be afraid anymore.

More pictures from the safari tour.