The Retreat Selous
Travel Blogs from Selous Game Reserve
... uses of the trees and plants that we passed along the way, and interpreted the animal noises with their species. The hike was incredible. You can't really explain the feeling of being on top of the world, so I don't think I'll try... you all are going to have to use your imaginations. Anyway, a hearty breakfast of eggs and toast is on its way, and soon we will be off to our home base near Iringa! Blessings and besos to all of you at ...
... bus, but I was glad that I was on track. Even though many Tanzanians have probably made the trip to Iringa frequently, even they were pointing out the window at the wildlife, clearly enjoying some of the creatures that definitely do not roam the streets of Dar. One nice thing is that buses in Africa will drop you at any location that you'd like upon request, so I was able to get dropped off directly in front of the Tan Swiss Lodge, where I would be staying for ...
... trip, which was probably around 175 miles, was going to end up being 6.5 hours. Gotta love bus transport in Tanzania!
I just got word that my Korean friends have successfully made it through immigrations so I'm going to continue this post later. What's to come is the story of Udzungwa Mountains, one of the most amazing national park jungles you'll ever see.
Talk to you soon!!
Trundle down the rails overnight to Kisiki station. Travel
on open safari jeeps through the village. Plenty of children waving at us as
they go to school and we go to Selous Game Reserve along rough dirt track
roads. Shake, rattle and roll is the theme for today. Once inside the park the
jeep roof is raised to afford better views and at least we can now stretch our
legs enroute. Spend the next 4-5hrs driving along bumpy dirt tracks looking for ...
The bush pilot flew the only passenger of the day to one of the airstrips surrounding Selous NP. Me! ;) Alone in a 12-seating aircraft! Got picked up by safari guide Kiki and drove to the Rufiji river to take a boat over to the Selous Wilderness Camp. Natasha, the manager welcomed me to this oasis of luxury deep in the African savannah. For the afternoon a boat safari is planned. But we're still waiting for a Swedish family ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool