Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
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Time to leave our little round home and set off for a different adventure. Issa tells us we have 100kms to go to the border on very bumpy roads- he wasn't kidding.
5 minutes from the lodge we come across a cheetah just lying on the road and not far from where we walked yesterday! Up goes the roof and many photos taken, she is almost posing …
... then hike all the way back up. I truly admire them.
But that hour was totally worth it once we arrived at the rain forest. The view was absolutely breathtaking: a cliff where you could see for miles, trees so tall you couldn’t see where they ended, tropical birds, baboons, and a beautiful river. All of a sudden I didn’t even notice the hills. I was in heaven! My pictures of that hike do not come close to doing it justice.
Then we arrived at the ...
... and I had a strong feeling that this was a lot more dangerous than the guides were telling us. I was looking forward to seeing the route on the way down (in the daylight).
The hardest part was traversing the ridge between the crater rim and Meru peak. This wasn't much of a climb - it was more of a trek -but- we were fully exposed to the cold winds for about an hour and a half, and even with multiple layers, a hard ...
We landed at the Kilimanjaro International Airport at 3:20am, excited to finally be back in Africa, and in Tanzania, that country of expansive savannah, millions of animals migrating across the Serengeti each season, and Mt. Kilimanjaro. The airport is 30 minutes from the town of Arusha, now a city with over 1 million people, and 45 minutes from our base, the Mountain Village Hotel.
The country has changed dramatically since Scot was here in 1986, ...
The hotel car took us to Wilson Airport, but to the Kenya Airways terminal rather than the SafariLink terminal. Fortunately the guard figured this out quite quickly and managed to stop the car leaving so that he could take us to the right place. Although it is an International airport, Wilson is quite small and the various flight operators appear to have their own individual check n buildings, but share immigration and security.
We had ...