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Safari!, Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania travel blog

Safari!

A travel blog entry by eric

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Jambo!! Hello all from Africa!!  I am still alive in the land of the HOTTTT!  Wilting faster than a NW flower but enjoying it immensely.  A very unique experience.  Incomparable to America. My safari consists of Millinga (my guide), ...

Evolution, Oldupai Gorge, Tanzania travel blog

Evolution

A travel blog entry by eric

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... Leakeys at Oldupai in 1959.  Another is a photo and cast of the footprints discovered by Mary Leakey at Latoli, Tanzania.  Evolutionists theorize these establish a the link between primates and humans.  And lastly, a display of the famous ...

Close to nature, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania travel blog

Close to nature

A travel blog entry by eric

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Hello! My most anticipated stop of the safari.  Why?  22 square kilometers of the highest concentration of wildlife.  The Ngorongoro Crater is actually a collapsed volcano.  The nutrient-rich environment has produced animals that ...

Lions & rhinos, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania travel blog

Lions & rhinos

A travel blog entry by eric

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Hello again. This morning I caught sunrise over Ngorongoro.  It's a beautiful sight seeing clouds billowing in over the 600 meter rim.  Last night we had buffalo in our camp. I was really looking forward to the morning game drive.  It ...

Elephants, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania travel blog

Elephants

A travel blog entry by eric

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"Are you sure?"  Dowdi's favorite line, which I didn't understand. Dowdi cooked some delicious meals on safari.  Traditional African food with a Western twist to accommodate tourists.  He's very cautious about sanitation too:  ...

Leopards & cheetah, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania travel blog

Leopards & cheetah

A travel blog entry by eric

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Hello everybody. Lobo was interesting with all the lions.  Millinga and Dowdi thought the real migration was located further West, however, so we headed to Seronera. On the way, I saw two interesting bucks sitting on a cluster of rocks.  I ...

'Scuttlebuckets' and old presumptions, Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

'Scuttlebuckets' and old presumptions

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... she was salvaged in 1927, converted into a ferry, and has been shuttling the run from Bujumbura (Burundi) to Kigoma (Tanzania) and Mpulungu (Zambia) since. Fractious Burundi has left the Bujumbura leg ‘under suspension’. There is comfort the ...

Zanzibar Island, Nungwi, Tanzania travel blog

Zanzibar Island

A travel blog entry by eric

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... new best friend - Fanta.  Orange, red or purple...they're all good.  Anything cold in a bottle goes down fast here. Tanzania is located along the Indian Ocean.  It has been a major trading route for centuries.  Fishing is a common ...

Wildebeest Migration, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania travel blog

Wildebeest Migration

A travel blog entry by eric

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Hello again. Have I mentioned one of the rules of safari is not to leave your tent at night?  Needless to say, everybody uses the water closet before retiring.  This evening we heard a pack of hyaena outside camp.  So I took some ...

Further down into Tanzania, middle of nowhere, Tanzania travel blog

Further down into Tanzania

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... exactly, there is our entourage of course. Man with gun, man with bow and arrow, cook, driver, guide and one of the girls. So actually almost as much people as in the main camp. More ...

Journey to Myanmara, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

Journey to Myanmara

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... , wonderful. We are driven back to through the ghettos of Dar to the airport. As the first light hits the streets it still looks as dangerous and uninviting as the day before. more ...

Ngorongoro  Crater, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania travel blog

Ngorongoro Crater

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Rain overnight and I don't think my flyless tent cut the mustard. At one point with strong gusts of wind outside I had water droplets landing on me. A very steep road down into the crater - this place is so green compared to the Serengeti. Buffalo, ...

Arusha - The town of tout!, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog

Arusha - The town of tout!

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Into the Minja Hotel and I was accosted by touts on the street in the 5 yards from my taxi to the entrance. I thought that was bad, but after I'd dived into the shower there were a bunch of them waiting outside the shower for when I exited and thought ...

Tanzanian capital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania travel blog

Tanzanian capital

A travel blog entry by eric

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Hello finally, I'm enjoying this trip immensely, mostly because I'm going to four places and getting a variety of experiences.  I have to admit, it's taken quite an adjustment to live in the 3rd world.  Shift, shift and shift some more.  ...

Usambara - Day 2 - An evening with the nuns!, Usambara, Tanzania travel blog

Usambara - Day 2 - An evening with the nuns!

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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I found out where all the chicken shit came from. About 5am there was a cockerel cock-a-doodle-doing in the corridor right outside my room! Tea, chapatti and Karimata (a donut type thing) for breakfast at another dive joint in the morning before ...

Sarah's home, Mtwara, Tanzania travel blog

Sarah's home

A travel blog entry by eric

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... through it. On the lighter side, one of the things Mtwara is known for is wood carvings.  Some of the best in Tanzania.  So I loaded up with animal carvings in remembrance of my safari.  Sarah had a bunch for her Peace Corps ...

Mtae to Dar es Salaam - Don't miss the bus, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania travel blog

Mtae to Dar es Salaam - Don't miss the bus

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... . A few slums on the way into Dar but on the whole it looked very vibrant and more affluent than else where in Tanzania. I found a population of 3 million hard to believe, from what I could see it looked more like a big town. Eventually the Indian ...

Day 6 - Down down down and out, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania travel blog

Day 6 - Down down down and out

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Woke up to rain - we had certainly seen our fair share of rain on this trip! Poor Freidel didn't like the rain at all and she was having a tough time of things. Freidel and Markus were nice people but on the way down after hearing ya, ya, ya and the same ...

Amazing Lake Malawi, Iringa, Tanzania travel blog

Amazing Lake Malawi

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... both missing the ocean surprisingly enough and enjoy the similar feel of the massive lake to our sides.  Today we are heading to Tanzania and making the border crossing early in the morning. We awake early at 4:00am to grab a quick bite, pickup and ...

A day at the Zoo, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

A day at the Zoo

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... comes as early as ever. It was still half dark outside when we made our way from our villa at the far end of the plantation lodge to the restaurant for our morning breakfast. more ...

Violence in Southern Thailand, Bangkok, Ngorogoro Crater and South Thailand, Tanzania travel blog

Violence in Southern Thailand

A travel blog entry by paul

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A few years ago whilst I was leading a group of young schoolgirls on a safari in Tanzania, we stopped to have lunch beside a lake in Ngorogoro National Park. The kids were all from Sydney, but one of them, Linh, had grown up for some time in Vietnam. We ...

Stonetown stings like a bee, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania travel blog

Stonetown stings like a bee

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... nothing but the sun, the ocean and the blue sky. It was nice for a few days, but honestly I can not imagine doing this for a couple of weeks, I would just get too restless. More on http://www.travelbysuitcases.com/journey/amazing-safari-tanzania ...

Usambara - Day 1 - The drunken guide, Lukuzi, Tanzania travel blog

Usambara - Day 1 - The drunken guide

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... . The locals must have been happy that the rains seemed to be finally returning. The short rains last year had not arrived in Tanzania and I think these were the first real rains for 9 months or so. Coming into town all the locals kids were chanting ...

Day 3 - Snow - Alpine Zone - Moonscape, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania travel blog

Day 3 - Snow - Alpine Zone - Moonscape

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Plenty of snow coming down the mountain side from the summit of Kili to just above our campsite this morning. The mist soon came down as we started to ascent into the alpine zone making for a moonscape like morning. We had some drizzle before lunch ...

Holding it as if my life depended on it, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania travel blog

Holding it as if my life depended on it

A travel blog entry by jmo

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... a wreck and thought, "Jan was right, I'm surfacing". Back on the truck again, we left Malawi and headed across the border into Tanzania. The roads were a bit better and I was no longer being jounced around and was starting to enjoy the view, we were ...

The plains of Serengeti, Serengeti, Tanzania travel blog

The plains of Serengeti

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Off to the Serengeti this morning, very excited as it's a place I've always wanted to go. We passed through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area on the way where we got fantastic views over into the crater. It is 200sq miles all together and when we looked ...

Wake up under a mosquito net, Makao Village, Tanzania travel blog

Wake up under a mosquito net

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... is deep in to Messai territory, so the chances of cats visiting are slim. Maybe a good thing as I don't want a hungry cheetah nibbling on my big toe in the middle of the night. More ...

The Cradle of Civilization, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania travel blog

The Cradle of Civilization

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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The next morning we awoke to very cool air which seemed to invigorate our group after being cooked in the african heat for the past 35 days. With excitement and morning warmup stretches we jumped in the land cruisers excited to see if our luck continues ...

Zanzibar days.....Ticket madness, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania via Zanzibar to Nairobi, Kenya travel blog

Zanzibar days.....Ticket madness

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... two tone strawberry Alpenleibe for the next few days.... We wandered around (and got lost) trying to find the Dalla-Dalla (Tanzania's Matatus) stand at the market, fortunately we kept asking for 'market' and eventually found it. The dalla-dalla on the ...

Back to Dar, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania travel blog

Back to Dar

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Up way too early nursing a bit of a headache and back in the minibus down to Stonetown. The driver was using 2 exposed wired that he would pinch together and sound his car alarm as a horn! I presumed the normal horn was broken, but half way into the ...

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