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We got on a bus at 7 AM Thursday and after a long, hot 8.5 hour bus ride we arrived in Tanga. We met our taxi driver who took us to the ferry boat to cross Pangani River then we took the taxi again to the hotel. Went night swimming in the hot Indian Ocean under the stars and lightning. The next day we swam all day and laid on the beach and everyone …
... wouldn't even get a visa for Kenya, they point us in the right direction for the city center and leave us alone.
Our five-star hotel
A sweaty walk takes us past the busy market and a few mosques, over the abandoned German railroads, to the Ocean Breeze Hotel. You know the type; a hotel that might have been 3-star in its glory days, but which now rents its rooms for 15,000 Tsh (7 euros) per night to make up for the plaster peeling from the walls and ...
... to the pilot.
The other flight arrives shortly after. We see the most enormous bananas sitting waiting to be collected on the luggage desk.
We go to our hotel, which after 10 nights camping is so, so welcome!
We meet for the street market food where I had fantastic octopus and king fish. Most of the group go for pizza, which is actually pancake. After they have eaten I see a cat spray all over the stall! We go to Africa House, from colonial times, to have a drink
... to sleep alone. We all bunked up for the 3 nights that we were there. We were supposed to be there a week. However our quotient for spiders and the outdoors had reached its max. We also found out when we arrived that one of Kara's favorite aunts had passed.
Although we had a great time snorkeling, swimming and playing board games at Fish Eagle, the nights were tough all bunking together and ...
... a tree in a pre dug hole. We learned a lot though. The day after that we did a historical tour of Arusha in the morning. We saw the house of Margaret Trappe and saw the graves of an old lodge owners family. Mom thought she saw the butt of an elephant. In the afternoon we went on a canoe safari of Momella Lakes. At one point our guides took us under a tree and showed us a snake in it. " What is it?" we asked. " It's a boomslang " We paddled on for a little ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBeach Crab Resort Tanga
The ocean here was fantastic! So warm! The food here is amazing! Not very African comparitively, the breakfast lunch and dinner are all so delicious! Andthe bar is also nice and not terrbily expensive. They also have reaonably priced horse back riding and snorkeling is nearby. Not a very busy place when I went but enough people to make a party. The huts are very modest little tent sturctures that are fine except foor all the bugs. We had a problem with huge spiders and milipedes, we weren't harmed but it was scary and hard to sleep. So as far as sleeping accomodations you get what you pay for because it is very cheap. but overall I had a great experience!
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