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Sunset rock, makao village, Tanzania travel blog

Sunset rock

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... hunting for a morning snack. Her small head just sticking out above the ridge in which she is hiding. But our presence distracts her and she shies away into the woods.  More ...

Arusha to Lushoto - The dreaded bus station, Lushoto, Tanzania travel blog

Arusha to Lushoto - The dreaded bus station

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... road out of Arusha and green as we traveled back passed the coffee plantations and fields of plantains. I was surprised how green Tanzania was, although not like Uganda, I had expected most areas just to look like the pictures I'd seen beforehand of the ...

Nungwi and the full moon party, Nungwi, Tanzania travel blog

Nungwi and the full moon party

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Took the 8am bus to Nungwi, a beach resort right on the northern tip of Zanzibar and booked into the Jambo Bothers Resort. Man this place is gorgeous. White sand, turquoise sea and small dhows both in and out of the water. Nungwi is known for is boat ...

Under African skies, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog

Under African skies

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... a National Geographic documentary and we are so excited to be here.   Arusha is a largish town in northern Tanzania where many tourists kick off their safaris or Kilimanjaro hikes.  It is also the Tanzanian headquarters of MondoChallenge, ...

Those who confine their farts, Pangani, Tanzania travel blog

Those who confine their farts

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... a dark concrete building. It contains two PCs, a desk and a couple of chairs, and is decorated with maps of Tanzania and fading photos of previous volunteers. Today is a public holiday celebrating Worker's Day. A cynic may suggest that ...

A lucky escape (CONTAINS VIDEO), Zanzibar, Tanzania travel blog

A lucky escape (CONTAINS VIDEO)

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... ; I am waiting for you in the immigration office," he says, pointing to a nearby building.  Although Zanzibar is part of Tanzania it still retains its own immigration section, mainly for ego reasons.  We had heard that it is not compulsory to ...

Kilimanjaro (CONTAINS VIDEO), Arusha, Tanzania travel blog

Kilimanjaro (CONTAINS VIDEO)

A travel blog entry by jambo

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Here is the video from our Kilimanjaro adventure:  One of the anticipated highlights of our journey was always our attempt at climbing Mt Kilimanjaro.  Even just the name is so exotic and other-worldly.  Africa's largest ...

Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania travel blog

Ngorongoro Crater

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Day the Fortieth - in which we have a Big Cat Diary moment. Ben got us up early, not that it was necessary; the cold seeped in so we were pretty much awake already. Packed and on the road in the dawn light. Before too long we were stopped with another ...

Dilly-Dally No 3 to Mwanza, Mwanza, Tanzania travel blog

Dilly-Dally No 3 to Mwanza

A travel blog entry by izzie

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This entry includes the whole trip from Ngara to Mwanza [via Kahama and Shinyanga]. As evidenced here, it can be done in a day, a long day yes, but a day nonetheless. Therefore Kigali to Mwanza [and vice versa I assume] can be done in 2 days. No ...

Misali Island, Pemba, Tanzania travel blog

Misali Island

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Hanging around at the station, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania travel blog

Hanging around at the station

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Addis in Dar, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania travel blog

Addis in Dar

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Day 5 - Altitude, cold and tales of sickness, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania travel blog

Day 5 - Altitude, cold and tales of sickness

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Woken by the porters at 11pm, still officially yesterday, this is going to be a long day! Tea and peanuts to get us on our way and on the road by midnight, as we start getting higher I am able to look down at a trail of flashlight coming up behind. ...

The exotic land of Zanzibar, Stone town, Tanzania travel blog

The exotic land of Zanzibar

A travel blog entry by jeffs

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Sarah and i have just spent a week enjoying the finest Zanzibar has to offer. After spending 2 nights in Dar Es Salam (known simply as Dar to the locals) we caught a ferry over the waves to arrive in Zanzibar by evening. The sky was cloudless and ...

Two to Tanga, Pangani, Tanzania travel blog

Two to Tanga

A travel blog entry by jambo

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Today I am making a 'business trip' to the title town of the Tanga region. I've never had a job that involves much travel, so it is a tiny bit exciting, even though Tanga is only a two-hour bus ride from Pangani. The purpose of the trip is to deliver ...

The Case of the Missing Computer, Pangani, Tanzania travel blog

The Case of the Missing Computer

A travel blog entry by jambo

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One of my tasks as a benevolent and selfless volunteer in Pangani is teaching computer skills to local people.  Some of my students have never used a computer before so the lessons have to begin with basics such as "this is the mon-i-tor.  This ...

To the coast, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania travel blog

To the coast

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Ferry to Pemba, Chake Chake, Pemba Island, Tanzania travel blog

Ferry to Pemba

A travel blog entry by izzie

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ngalawa outrigger Raf, Cisca, Helena, Eric, Annie, Neil, Mia, Nancy, Ali, Alex, Dar - Pemba, Chake ...

Safari - CONTAINS VIDEO!, Serengeti, Tanzania travel blog

Safari - CONTAINS VIDEO!

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... bit of a photographer and has all the gear - tripod, big lenses, etc. Rolien is also around our age, she has been working in Tanzania and doing the safari at the end of her stint here. She studied tropical agriculture at uni (how did I miss that one on ...

Kili Trek - Day 4, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

Kili Trek - Day 4

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Today the trek involved moving on from Baranco camp to Karanga Camp at 4050m, during the day we would be climbing to 4400m and then dropping back down, around 7 miles in distance. We started by climbing the Baranco wall which was a 200 metre ascent with ...

Kili Trek - Day 2, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

Kili Trek - Day 2

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Another early start, we hit the trail at 8.40am but I rose at 6.30am after very little sleep due the tent being at a 45 degree angle (slight over exaggeration). Today we were trekking to Shira plateau camp which is just over 3800m, but we actually ...

Kigoma to Mpulungu on the MV Liemba, Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

Kigoma to Mpulungu on the MV Liemba

A travel blog entry by dcm

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... monkeys what I needed, walking back and forth on the lakeside to speak to the ticket man to confirm that I was in fact leaving Tanzania and not arriving.  The taxi had to accept my dollars and some Zambian Kwacha. I initially had the two bed cabin ...

Wete, Pemba Island, Wete, Tanzania travel blog

Wete, Pemba Island

A travel blog entry by dcm

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The people, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania travel blog

The people

A travel blog entry by eric

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... like a step back in time - like a few centuries.  In Dar es Salaam, the most progressive and Westernized city in Tanzania, the government is trying to educate its people that AIDS can be prevented because it has a medical basis. Well, enough of ...

The Prosper Connection and the Haven of Peace, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania travel blog

The Prosper Connection and the Haven of Peace

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... . He graciously gave me his cell number and offered me hospice with his family (they sounded wealthy) if and when I got to Tanzania. I called about him 6 months later when I was planning my itenerary for this trip. He invited me to his house in Florissant ...

Two Nights in Mbeya, Mbeya, Tanzania travel blog

Two Nights in Mbeya

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... chicken and ugali (nsima, sadza, pup, all the same corn mush) with him and his sister at her home. Internet is cheap in Tanzania, less than a dollar per hour, sometimes 50 cents. I made contact with Prosper, my Dar es Salaam contact, via phone. He said ...

Abort dive!, Pemba, Tanzania travel blog

Abort dive!

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Stonetown - Zanzibar and spice tours, Stonetown Zanzibar, Tanzania travel blog

Stonetown - Zanzibar and spice tours

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... of town and I would surely get robbed. All in all though is was a pleasant little stroll. After all that I needed a beer. Funny in Tanzania they feel compelled to put the drink right in front of you. If you have a book on the table they will put the ...

Dar es Salaam Again, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania travel blog

Dar es Salaam Again

A travel blog entry by dcm

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... of the MV Liemba, the German 100-year old ship that I will spend three days aboard, sailing down Lake Tanganyika from Burundi through Tanzania and DRC down to Zambia. The account by a missionary was over 40 years old, but still as valid as the present. ...

Jambo from Zanzibar!, Zanzibar, Tanzania travel blog

Jambo from Zanzibar!

A travel blog entry by edamame

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JAMBO! (That's Swahili for 'Hello'). One of the places we've been most looking forward to since we booked this trip is the stunning island of Zanzibar in the Indian Ocean. After a two-hour ferry ride from the Tanzanian capital of Dar Es Salaam, we spent ...

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