Songota Falls Lodge
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Another long drive day but the roads are getting better. The border crossing was accomplished with no dramas and we arrived at the campsite in time for the rugby. Arusha is the gateway for the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater and we are all going on a 3 day safari camping in the National Parks. We will be traveling in 4x4s which for us over landers has to be a luxury and to ...
... It was intense in the market as all the local villages and tribes come together to buy and sell goods. Accompagnied by our guide Amigo we had authorisation and acceptance to take pictures, but some people felt differently, masai from a different area and dressed differently in fact. Even though we always asked before we took pictures, in one instance, taking advantage that Philippe and Amigo were 5 meters ahead of me, one man hit me in the arm and pushed me aside. ...
... the night as this is Preeti] I heard Karen respond on the other end. K: I know. I have a very important question. S: ok. K: do you have a trash can? S: um, yea in the bathroom. K: no, one in the main room. S: maybe? I don't know. Preeti do we have a trash can? Me to Steve: I don't know. S: not sure if we do. K: ours was next to the bed, but your room is set up different... Me: oh wait! Yes, we have one next to my bed. Why does she need to know that? S: we have one. ...
... cooking stove piled up on the floor at the end of the bed. There is no water and no electricity. Light and heat is by candle.
Bathing and washing takes place in the primitive toilets which are shared with four families. Doreena pays USD $15 per month for this room. To be located in a room in an area that is safer and cleaner would cost an additional $40 per month. Less than $500 a year!
We didn’t stay long here – the room can ...
... of the day - very thick clouds surrounded us throughout and we couldn't see anything at all... I guess being right next to a 6000 m mountain and not seeing it is quite a feat though, reminded me of not seeing elephants because they've gone just behind a bush ;-) We were picked up by yet another very friendly East African at the airport and warmly welcomed to Tanzania - a first for both of us. After an hour drive along a bustling road with lots of views of the very ...