Hotel Fort Des Moines

Pangani Street, Arusha, Tanzania | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Arusha

Heading back to Arusha

A travel blog entry by angelakent on Aug 05, 2014

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Today we head back to Arusha. We're expecting this to be a long day. Typically, the drive takes 7 hours as we retrace our steps through Serengeti National Park, traverse the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Rift Escarpment, and descending into the Lake Manyara area and continue on to Arusha. However, we developed problems in both vehicles during yesterday's trip to the Mara River. One truck has a radiator leak that is manageable, but ...

Day 2 - Aug. 5th, 2014

A travel blog entry by moonpie67 on Aug 05, 2014

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... right outside. About 45 minutes later, we finally arrived to the family we were to visit. They showed us their previous traditional style home/hut. This home was small, dark, and served multiple purposes, such as housing their animals. We sat down for lunch outside of their more updated home next door. The family cooked us three delicious meals. We really enjoyed having an authentic tanzanian lunch. After lunch, we surprised the family's grandchildren with crayons ...

The big 5 - Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

A travel blog entry by lottieuganda on Jun 25, 2014

... hundreds of eyes, pretty scary at first, but they were just wildebeest staring at us. They also made a tremendous noise all night and I think they were around the tents at points during the night. Someone had told us that lions and hyenas also come into the camp but thankfully we didn't witness any. Another early morning and we set off on our second game drive, all very excited and hoping it would be as successful as the day before - it was! One thing we ...

Hot air ballooning and a dream come true!

A travel blog entry by linziprytz on Mar 07, 2014

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... minutes and we see hyena on the way, there are so many hyena here. We get our first glimpse of the balloon already half inflated in the plains to our right, its big! We are introduced to our pilot, and given the safety instructions before climbing into the basket and strapping ourselves in for take off. This is it, after all the waiting and the countless times I thought this wasn't gonna happen, we are ready for take off! The balloon gently leaves the ground to the ...

Leaving Ilboru and arriving at St Jude's!

A travel blog entry by emdenbigh on Mar 05, 2014

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... to meet the girls who lived in the Simba B room - Salome, Sara, Selestina, Scholastica, Sesilia and Shamimu! They were all so lovely, one wanted to be a pilot, another an engineer and the rest wanted to be doctors. We returned to Moshono in the afternoon and had dinner over at the Moivaro boarding campus with the other students.

After helping to catalogue books and read with students in the library this morning, I was able to visit Salome's house. She lives in ...


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