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Day 1: November 7, 2013
Last night we arrived in Arusha at about 23.00. It was definitely the longest journey we have made since we started our worldwide trip. Let me briefly take you through its itinerary:
16.00: Leaving from the Original Teddy´s Place
16.15: Taking a dalla-dalla from Paje to Stone Town
18.00: Arriving …
... 8 km on a steep incline road with speed bumps every hundred meters, to an elevation of 1800 m above sea level At least we got up the mountain a third of the way! Our next stop is at Marangu Hotel at the foot of Kilimanjaro. Marangu has a restaurant and also caters for campers and overlanders. From here, you can also climb Mount Kilimanjaro. It is a complicated process and expensive to do this. The ablutions are reasonable, with ...
... 8220;pack your trash and leave your cash” mentality. We both would come here again if we find ourselves back in Africa.
Mainland Tanzania does appear to be more prosperous than Zanzibar. Driving out of the airport we turned onto a two lane road that some would call a highway. I use that term loosely! Along the drive to Arusha (about 35km) we saw many Masai grazing their cattle and goat herds along with a few donkeys ...
... who is from India. He has worked for Serena for about 4 years, first arriving in Africa in about 2005. Mohammed lives in Arusha with his wife and child who attends an international school. Surprisingly, to us at least, was the fact that enough foreigners lived in Arusha to warrant such a school. In fact, checking the web, I found three international schools there. The students, according to Mohammed, were ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsArusha Backpackers Hotel
Service was good, although we did have the travel agent at the hostel help us to book a tour which was horrible. Rooms were clean, bathroom and showers were clean. Breakfast was simple, but still good and included in the board.
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