Jakobsen'S Beach And Guesthouse
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... a bar. After the morning we had, ten hours squished in a dala dala from Bujumbura, we deserved it. Our new friend, Dennis the cab driver, took us to a sweet beach bar. Tables on the sand. Locals swimming in the lake. Nice sunset coming in. Beers. Perfection. I think I like Kigoma. We relaxed there for a bit, then needed some solid food to soak up the beers. So we had Dennis take us to a local spot for dinner. Only 4,000 shillings for chicken, rice and beans?! Score!! That's like ...
... thick. We take off and fly over Gombe Stream National Park and Jane Goodall’s chimpanzee research project. We settle in for the 2½ hour flight to Lake Manyara where Alan and Ann will leave us. They plan to visit Ngorongoro Crater before returning to Scotland later in the week. Beth and I fly on to Kilimanjaro International Airport and a day room at the KIA Lodge.
Our KLM flight to Dar es Salaam and on to Amsterdam leaves at 9:40 PM. We thought our fellow ...
... has a diverse population which makes it very interesting to be on its streets.
Jakobsens Beach is almost a world on its own. Tucked away just over the hill, it is quite private. It belongs to Ottwa Jakobsen, originally from Norway, but a true Tanzanian. Jakobsen's beach has 2 private beaches with campsites and chalet’s.
Ottwa offered to take us to town as it was Sunday and he had some business there anyway. ...
... a guide and pay the respective fees.
And so we set off to track the chimps. The tracking part seems easy or we were lucky. We found the chimps within 15 minutes. (We heard from other people spending the day there and seen none).
It is quite an experience to just spend the time while watching them doing their thing. There were numerous little ones. They are very cute and kept us busy watching them. Photographing the chimps is difficult as they are ...
... you always pay about $300 for a one or two day trip!
I left the ship and headed towards town to serach for a Tanzanian SIM card, an internet café and a place to stay. I stayed in the new Mapinduzi guesthouse which is in the middle of town. I found out that Mapinduzi means 'Revolution' and it was meant to be for me to stay here since was wearing my Ché Guevarra ...
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- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting