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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 ...

Cruising up the river, Pangani, Tanzania travel blog

Cruising up the river

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... cut into one of those elfin-side burned, close-cut lesbian styles. "So, Janet, how long have you been in Tanzania?" I ask to make conversation, as she shows no inclination to do so. "I grew up here," she says ...

Over the border - 6 hours, my ass!, Ngara, Tanzania travel blog

Over the border - 6 hours, my ass!

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... ~ Pemba Island ~ TAZARA ~~~~~~~~~ Day the Thirty-sixth - in which we nearly get stranded at the border, and Tanzania scores 2 points straight off. ~~~~~~~~~ Up to pack and move out, though not particularly early [by this we mean we got up ...

Tout central?, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog

Tout central?

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Stonetown, Paje and Daladalas!, Stonetown, Tanzania travel blog

Stonetown, Paje and Daladalas!

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Flew from Nairobi to Stonetown the historic city on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar...it was an easy flight on a prop plane with marginal pressurization capacities!  Stayed in the Malindi district 'near the port' as the ad for the hostel ...

Day 2 - Traffic Jams, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania travel blog

Day 2 - Traffic Jams

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... tents at this site - there were over 100! I was also rewarded with Kilimanjaro's summit clearing and also views across to Tanzania's second highest mountain, Mt Meru, about 40 miles away. Markus had a headache, maybe due to the altitude, and the ...

Lusaka to Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Zambia travel blog

Lusaka to Dar es Salaam

A travel blog entry by dcm

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... 1st class carriage on the last day at 05:30.  I braved the icy water and scrubbed my filthy body clean. Upon entering Tanzania, the authorities boarded the train and did their rounds, issuing visas and stamping passports.  I was so happy I had ...

A vacation from the vacation, Zanzibar, Tanzania travel blog

A vacation from the vacation

A travel blog entry by sharadnsusan

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... bake in the sun. Zanzibar is an island two hours by ferry (or vomit comet, as Susan remembers it) off the coast of Tanzania, and has been important in the Spice Trade for centuries. As a result, Zanzibar is a very interesting blend of Swahili, Arabic, ...

Kili Trek - Day 6 (Summit Day), Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

Kili Trek - Day 6 (Summit Day)

A travel blog entry by christosp

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The big day! Woke up at midnight for a summit attempt of the biggest mountain in Africa , one of the 7 summits. Woke up feeling pretty rough after only a couple of hours of sleep. The plan was to summit at dawn, which is 6.30 and let the Tanzanian ...

Usambara - Day 3 - The long ridge and dodgy kebabs, Mtae, Tanzania travel blog

Usambara - Day 3 - The long ridge and dodgy kebabs

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Fresh bread and milky coffee to get me of to a raring start for the day. A bit of mist lingering but that soon burnt off. Farmland and villages to start the day before entering the cool of the pine forest. A locally planted venture used for local ...

More Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania travel blog

More Salaam

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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Prosper reminds me of someone my mom might work with at Deaconess Hospital. He took me out to his back yard - a giant garden on a hill above an gully. He said that it's been in disrepair since his mom died, but it looked beautiful to me. All the ...

It's a Kind of Tragic, Zanzibar, Tanzania travel blog

It's a Kind of Tragic

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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Like the rabbit and the cane toad, the Lesser-Spotted Loon is not indigenous to Australia. This particular species was introduced there only 20 years ago after having spent the first 30 years of its life in the art world of Brighton on England's south ...

Hippos, 3,000,000 flamingos and banded mongoose, Lake Manyara, Tanzania travel blog

Hippos, 3,000,000 flamingos and banded mongoose

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Scotch eggs and donuts for breakfast! Well they were like scotch eggs but nicer, a hard-boiled egg wrapped in some sort of meat product. There was some drunk outside my room who kept following me around and knocking on my door, it turns out he was ...

Nairobi to Moshi, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

Nairobi to Moshi

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... and drove along side me and the masses of locals and I jumped in the bus A-Team style.   Not long after entering Tanzania I caught my first glimpse of Kili, wow! It's just a massive lump in the middle of the African plains, the top half ...

Of dogshows and African diatribes, Zanzibar, Tanzania travel blog

Of dogshows and African diatribes

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... and violent, becomes a pat reply. [Enter into an ongoing conversation with myself ...] Travelling across Ethiopia, Kenya and into Tanzania for the first time, there is a rank danger of applying preconceptions and broad brush strokes to Africa as a whole, ...

National Geoverygraphic, The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania travel blog

National Geoverygraphic

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... done. For the next 41 days I'll be camping and sh!tting on the side of the road as I make my way through Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia before ending at the southern tip in Cape Town. I had been told there would be 17 ...

Just the name

Just the name "Zanzibar" sounds exotic, doesn't it

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... All those news media images of misery-plagued masses just don't match up with anything we have experienced thus far in Kenya or Tanzania. I truly hope that in the next few months as we progress further into the continent those words will not come back to ...

Much easier on the way back, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania travel blog

Much easier on the way back

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... out and making sounds of genuine agony. Dar es Salaam.  Another of those mysterious-sounding place names that Tanzania specialises in.  In 1874 Dar was nothing.  Now it is home to around five million people, ...

Camping along the migration corridor, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania travel blog

Camping along the migration corridor

A travel blog entry by eric

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Hello everybody. Our first night in the Serengeti we pitched camp at Lobo.  It's within sight of the Kenyan border.  It's about 100 yards from the migration corridor.  In the distance we could see herds of African buffalo running ...

Eat Dust Dodoma, Dodoma, Tanzania travel blog

Eat Dust Dodoma

A travel blog entry by irax

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... at the train the next morning it actually left at 8am on the dot. I should think so too! The journey was brilliant. Tanzania looks very different from Uganda which was really green and lush. Tanzania is far drier and therefore the landscape is much ...

Over the top, Pangani, Tanzania travel blog

Over the top

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... ; In your example, the other customers are receiving inferior service because of your tip." "What if I walk into the hospital here in Tanzania and the doctor beckons me to the front of the line because I am white and he knows he can charge me a ...

Moshi - Briefing Day, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

Moshi - Briefing Day

A travel blog entry by christosp

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A bit of a lazy day really, not a lot to report, had a briefing with our guides this morning. Cornel is the head guide, and the support guides are Lipman and Commander. Seem like a nice group of lads, pretty quiet but I'm sure when we get to know them ...

Back to Dar, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania travel blog

Back to Dar

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Back to Moshi, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

Back to Moshi

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... more people greeting by kissing each cheek. He also said that the Chagga are the "most educated" of the 100+ tribes in Tanzania and that they're smart business people. The Mount Kilimanjaro remained hidden in the clouds the whole time I was there. ...

Our last week on safari!, Karatu, Tanzania travel blog

Our last week on safari!

A travel blog entry by edamame

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... few days of our overland safari trip was spent taking in one last game drive in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area near the Tanzania-Kenya border. This area is also home to the infamous Maasai tribe of cattle herders whose staple diet includes mixing cow ...

You Can't Get There From Here, Sumbawanga, Tanzania travel blog

You Can't Get There From Here

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... long. We had heard there was a train heading out the next morning (there are no roads that head east from Kigoma to the rest of Tanzania) so we decided to try and grab some seats. We were up at five am and headed to the station. Hundreds of people were ...

It Was All Worthwhile, Bwejuu, Zanzibar, Tanzania travel blog

It Was All Worthwhile

A travel blog entry by irax

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I caught the cheaper and slower ferry over to Zanzibar, it's amazing how they make the sea that translucent turquiose colour. I had a quick overnight stop in Stonetown when I arrived before getting a tourist bus out to the east coast of Zanzibar. ...

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