Up before dawn to do a game drive - didn't see much. "Maasai", our driver and guide, is being very anoying - won't stop to let us take pictures when we ask - instead he says no we can get closer then invariably scares away whatever we were trying to take a picture of. Back at the camp we have breakfast, pack, and go pick up Lois from her posh hotel. Spend the day driving around the Serengeti. See a couple lionesses with a cub just barely visible. See tons of zebras and wildebeests. Later our driver screws up again and very nearly runs over a male lion sleeping in the road - Terry yelled at him and he slamed on the breaks, stopping 6 or 7 feet from the lion! Left Serengetting via the Naabi Hill gate - the same one we arived by, and hiked to the top of Naabi Hill - the view is amazing, the Serengeti is so flat it looks like you can see forever. Once at the crater it's clear, and the view down into it is absolutely spectacular - it's like looking out of an airplane window. Unfortunately it's cold - very cold. Set up camp and have an early diner. Aretha was in bed to keep warm before it even got dark. Terry and I were on our way at about seven when the tour company next to us started a fire so we went to make friends. Even so in bed by 9:30.
[Original entry lost - Reconstructed from notes May 2, 2000]