Rivertrees Country Inn
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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.
... me on my way. The day starts with about 5 hours of driving to cross the border into Tanzania. The landscape is immense and diverse, towering hills giving way to giant flat valleys, filled with acacia trees and patches of milk-white flowers that look like poppies with the blood drained out of them. Occasionally we pass through a small town- a shambolic collection of dusty wooden shacks, random debris and wandering chickens. Every now and then we pass ...
... its dry apart from odd patches of water, but no signs of life and no other cars about. We head up the bank on the opposite side into forested land and begin to see zebra, and then in the tree lining we spot what we hoped to see, Giraffe! And lots of them! We park up, climb up on the roof and watch. There are two giraffe that are fighting, and its a fascinating sight. They swing their necks low and then into each other trying to knock their opponent over. Then one ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet