Ruaha Hilltop Lodge
Travel Blogs from Ruaha National Park
Ieri siamo tornati a Mafinga, o come qualcuno ha detto: siamo a casa!
Pochi giorni in questo paese e per il gruppo tutto sembra "normale": il
nostro banchetto delle stoffe al mercato, le nostre pannocchie abbrustolite
per merenda, la corrente che ci lascia..e ci regala una splendida notte
africana...mentre cerchiamo le torce …
Ruaha National Park is the oldest and now the largest of Tanzania'a parks. We stayed just outside the park gate at Ruaha Hilltop Lodge. Arriving late after bouncing down a dusty, bumpy road for two hours in the dark, we were greated by a smiling woman who handed us hot washclothes to mop the dust from our faces and hands. What a luxury! The rooms …
Wednesday (10/24/12) - We are up at 5:45 AM. Tea is brought to our tent at 6. Our escort takes us to the main camp and we are in the Land Rover by 6:30. There are six of us with Marc and Johannes. We drive back to the Mwagusi River where we saw Grumpy's pride planning the buffalo ambush last evening.
The large herd of Cape buffalo never came to drink last night. Instead, they moved deeper into the heavy brush. Instead, this morning we see a different and smaller ...
Tuesday (10/23/12) - My favorite meal at Kwihala is breakfast. Every morning I stoke my internal engine with omelet, bacon, sausage, toast, juice and hot tea. I am having difficulty with the Malarone malaria medication I take after breakfast. I literally cannot eat lunch or dinner.
The cooking facilities at Kwihala deserve special mention. Our cook feeds the guests and the staff (17) using only a wood stove and a butane two burner camp stove. Using these ...
... the only green one, with water enough for hippos to live in. Hippos are not the only inhabitants of this precious pool of water. We counted 6 big crocs, and fish, too many to begin to count, all live here. Birds of all kinds sit around on the rocks as if they were spectators to whatever drama was about to unfold.
We drove on and tried to stick to the river bed as far as possible. We saw Giraffe, Kudu, Impala, Zebra and Elephants. Lots ...
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