Travel Blogs from Arusha, Tanzania

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Potentially Polygamous, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog

Potentially Polygamous

A travel blog entry by cheeksmo


... news is that there is a program that is very successful educating women about family planning and providing birth control in Northern Tanzania.   Many of the projects that are done to "help" people are ill thought out, with the recipients not ...

MONKEYS!, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog


A travel blog entry by afrikanya


You have asked, you have begged, you have cajoled and cried and wept and whined.  And now, without further ado, the MONKEYS who live at my house!  For those of you who like this sort of thing, they are Blue Vervet Monkeys, and there's quite a ...

Arusha... What a town., Arusha, Tanzania travel blog

Arusha... What a town.

A travel blog entry by eadamson


... One thing to mention is the fact that various songs from the Lion King were constantly in my head during my stay in Tanzania. "Rafiki" means friend, and you are called this by anyone trying to sell you something. Also the name of the fun ...

Animal Safari, Lake Manyara, Tanzania travel blog

Animal Safari

A travel blog entry by musiquest

Tue Aug 30 Lake Manyara Game Watching pix: I am alive & well. Saw lions & giraffes & elephants etc all day today - very wonderful safari. I camp in a tent tonight & then head to the bush where ...

The second highest point in Tanzania, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog

The second highest point in Tanzania

A travel blog entry by trio


... next to the flag. Visibility must of been 15 meteres max but it didn't matter. We had achieved our fist goal in Tanzania, we were now on the second highest point in the country and had gained some valuable experience and acclimatisation ready for the ...

Home Stretch, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog

Home Stretch

A travel blog entry by riley_trottier


... for two weeks. Next weekend we are heading off to do some cave exploring and see some very famous cave paintings just outside of Arusha, and then we are doing a waterfall trek just below Mt. Meru. That will take us to Tuesday, and then on Wednesday we ...

Arusha, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog


A travel blog entry by izzie

Arusha ...

Overlanders Again & Snakes, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog

Overlanders Again & Snakes

A travel blog entry by harryabroad

We pulled into a camp site called Snake Park and intended to see if we could couple up with a Safari group to reduce our entrance fees into the Serengeti. To keep a long story short we have decided to hang around a few days to do domestics and then ...

Tanzania on Safari, Serengeti, Tanzania travel blog

Tanzania on Safari

A travel blog entry by sisterpeanut


... plane...or the individual dandruff flakes on his blue shirt.  We survived.   Zanzibar was beautiful.  Tanzania gets two rainy seasons every year so things stay much more lush than I'm used to in Senegal.  Banana trees ...

Holy Lot of Giraffes, batman!, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog

Holy Lot of Giraffes, batman!

A travel blog entry by afrikanya


... the rangers' station.  Apparently there is some elaborate new system by which tour operators purchase an electronic debit card in Arusha town, and there are signs up everywhere saying that the park entry fees cannot be paid by cash or check.  ...

Also I went to Church, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog

Also I went to Church

A travel blog entry by afrikanya


... , and she was a riveting speaker.  The only problem was the PA system.  As I have found typical not only in Tanzania but in Kazakhstan as well, the system was cranked up to the loudest possible level, so that after two hours of singing and then ...

Adventures in Cooking, Part I, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog

Adventures in Cooking, Part I

A travel blog entry by jhinch


Yesterday evening, around the time that Gina and I might be enjoying a glass of wine were I back home, my host mother, Devota, tried to teach me how to make chapatis. Chapatis are a flatbread, kind of like a tortilla, except oily. They have a consistency ...

Comforts of Home, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog

Comforts of Home

A travel blog entry by carlaandmike


For the past few days we have been very grateful guests at our friends' house in Arusha, Tanzania. Amy and Bjorn have been great hosts – and we've gotten to do "normal" things like help make dinner, wash dishes, do laundry (by hand) and sleep in a ...

Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog

Ngorongoro Crater

A travel blog entry by doubled

The Ngorongoro Crater isn't really a crater but rather a flat plain surrounded by mountains and extinct volcanoes. It is also an ecosystem all to itself. To get down to the bottom, you take this treacherous road down in our 4X4 jeep and you have to stay ...

Hot Lawyer Action, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog

Hot Lawyer Action

A travel blog entry by afrikanya


Sprinting repeatedly up and down three flights of stairs and across the width of a football field this afternoon in order to file a couple of last minute motions was, I admit, kind of thrilling.  It feels good to have a job where urgency sometimes ...

Karibu means Welcome, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog

Karibu means Welcome

A travel blog entry by afrikanya


... is almost all gone, and tonight I'll sleep in my own (new) bed and tomorrow I will wake up to monkeys! I welcome your emails- if you desire to send real mail: Annelies Lottmann AICC-ICTR P.O. Box 6016 Arusha, Tanzania (Tanzania has no zip ...

Jambo!!!, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog


A travel blog entry by 123donal


Jambo from Tanzania!  We have just left a campsite about an hour outside Arusha which is situated about a days drive away from Dar Es Salaam, in Tanzania. We spent the last few days split between a few different national parks starting with Ngorongoro ...

Home Visits with Tamiha, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog

Home Visits with Tamiha

A travel blog entry by musiclvr272


        Today  me and 3 other volunteers Ben, Tim, and Melody went on home visits  with Tamiha. One the way i got bitten by an ant that had crawled up my pant leg! They have large Texas sized ants here that ...

Safari, Safari, Safari, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog

Safari, Safari, Safari

A travel blog entry by sprflycat


... George W. had in his reasoning for going to war. The next morning I awoke and met my Safari partners. Mr. Giraffe, from Arusha, was the uncle of the tour operator and a fine gentlemen. Stephen, from France, who was so incredibly French that it was ...

Safari Hunting, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog

Safari Hunting

A travel blog entry by mrewkowski

... was not too keen on us going with Godfrey. After some discussion we went with Godfrey, went to his office in the Arusha International Conference Centre (where many of the Rwanda Genocide War trials happened) , and basically decided it was between Godfrey ...

Another long boring day on the truck, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog

Another long boring day on the truck

A travel blog entry by anneowens


... a partial view of Mt Kilimanjaro - the top was shrouded in cloud - and a great view of Mt Meru next to it. We passed through Arusha and went 30km on to our campsite. Thankfully we had a bbq laid on so no cooks help and wash-up duties tonight! After a ...

Tantalizing Tanzania, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog

Tantalizing Tanzania

A travel blog entry by landlubbers


Hakuna Matata!  (No worries!) The Serengeti in Tanzania has definitely been the highlight of all the natural wonders in the world we have visited to date.  The wildlife nd birdlife we spotted on our six day safari numbered well over a hundred ...

Arusha, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog


A travel blog entry by ccinafrica


... . It was really good getting this sorting as we could then focus on the important stuff - relaxing. As Arusha is the safari capital in Tanzania, due to its location close to the Serengeti, Ngorogoro, and Kilimanjaro, there are a lot of safari ...

Our first safari, Arusha National Park, Tanzania travel blog

Our first safari

A travel blog entry by wallyandchris


... a back road to Arusha National Park. It was very bumpy with lots of washouts and we saw many locals. We arrived at Arusha National Park. From the parking lot, we spotted some giraffes peaking over the tree tops. The adventure began. We went to ...

All the pretty flowers, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog

All the pretty flowers

A travel blog entry by afrikanya


... return till 6PM, so definitely a tiring day, well concluded with a big bowl of pasta and a glass of pineapple juice. Your Photo feature for the day are some of the beautiful fruit trees and flowering plants that I get to see every day here in ...

Mzungu!, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog


A travel blog entry by gingerschilling


... much more important and respected title that of "Mwalimu" (teacher).  I had already discovered in other Arusha encounters that teachers are highly respected in Tanzania. Although quite pleased to learn this, I hope I can live up to the expectation in ...

ARUSHA - TANZANIA, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog


A travel blog entry by sgaudun


Arrived in Kilimanjaro Airport and had a friendly Tanzanian drive me all the way to my guest house in Arusha about an hour away.  Next day I booked a 5 day, 4 night safari starting Monday into the Serengeti, Ngorongorn Crater and Tarangire National ...

Tanzania Orphan Project, Mtkuja, Tanzania travel blog

Tanzania Orphan Project

A travel blog entry by sgarris


... past week.  Taryn Aksamit, our bus driver at Zeman for many years, has started this orphanage just outside of the Tanzania Planting Corporation.  TPC is a huge sugarcane factory with miles of sugarcane fields all around.  We spent Sunday ...

Off the island on to the mountain..., Arusha, Tanzania travel blog

Off the island on to the mountain...

A travel blog entry by 20africa13


We left the island of Zanzibar headed towards Arusha in a really small plane...did I say small? And the driver looked all but 16...what scared us at first turned into a great experience...thank God all our over weight luggage did not weigh down the plane. ...

Been to Dar es Salaam, Still arusha, Tanzania travel blog

Been to Dar es Salaam

A travel blog entry by byebyebuckeys


... . It was built by German missionaries. Then back to the house where I did NOTHING for 3 days as they have a house girl. We came back to Arusha ton Sunday as Mamas son was home from school. He had been sick. He told us he was bitten by a cobra snake in the ...

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