Rivertrees Country Inn
Travel Blogs from Arusha
Morning pickup by Amahoro Tours for visit to Genocide Memorial Centre. Continue onto Kigali International Airport for nonstop Rwandair flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport (depart 12:00h/arrive 14:40h). Met by Wayo Africa for transfer to River Trees Country Lodge. (B,L on flight,D)
I'm not sure what possessed me to book a climb up to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 metres/ 19,200 feet) but I suppose I thought it was a good idea at the time and something Debbie would enjoy. As we trudged our way to the summit, in the dark early hours of the morning, with my lungs struggling for air, feeling nauseous and having to …
After Selous we headed north to Arusha with a change of plane (&airport) at Dar es Salaam, ready for another 9 days of safari. Checked in overnight at the Rivertrees Country Inn, which was very nice. Funniest thing was that they had a roaring fire going at night, and we had to sit at the opposite end of lounge cos we were roasted.
... hyenas, elephants, ostriches, giraffes and the final one for the day - a leopard! This meant that we'd managed to see the full 'Big 5' which is amazingly good luck for our first trip to Africa. Apparently there's also an Ugly 5 which we've seen most of: warthogs, hyenas, marabou storks (they certainly don't have an alibi), porcupine and wilder beasts. We haven't seen the porcupine...yet. That night we camped in the Serengeti. The were no fences, no armed guards, no ...
... at under USD20,000 - is the first goal. Rejoining everyone in the lounge area we saw that masai material were draped over the 2 desks at one end of the room with 4 chairs - for us - a couple of rows of chairs and tables for the children. The ladies were cutting up the fruits. It was fantastic to see that Grace now wears a pair of glasses - last trip we suspected that she had seeing problems as she often squinted - so glad to see she's been checked. she looks quite the young lady ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility