Our itinerary said a park ranger would lead us on a hike to Olmoti Crater. The itinerary was planned in America. We were in Africa.
"No park rangers are available," Didas, our driver, said as we drove to the Ngorongoro Park station. After picking up our group from lunch at a resort in the Tanzanian park, Didas headed out on the typically pock-marked road for the mountains.
"Can you speak English?" Didas asked in native Swahili. One young man jumped up excitedly,. "Would you take these people to Olmoti?" Didas asked. The warrior nodded "Yes" and ran to get his spear from under a tree.
Stay tuned for "the rest of the story."
Photos by Larry and Beverly Burmeier