Kisampa Bush Retreat
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- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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All fitted again and so after lunch we set off. First stop was the supermarket again and then
we headed to the town of Bagamoyo. Here we eventually found the
campsite after squeezing down the small streets of the old town.
Parked up by the beach in a ...
... catching the breeze and Wifi-ing! It was around 30 C and 100%2525 humidity, so we enjoyed escaping up there. Watched the sun set from beach, ate at a Swahili food restaurant then wandered back through Forodhani Gardens which transforms into a food market in the evening offering sugar cane juice, freshly cooked seafood, meat and chicken kebabs, pizzas and a lot of other local dishes a lot of which were deep fried - probably a good way to kill any nasties ...
A very long driving day. With the sides down on the truck and lots of talking, watching and waving to locals, it actually passes too quickly. Lots of police checkpoints along the way, many requesting money for fake reasons. Our guide has a good way of dealing with this, he said he normally sets up camp in front of the barrier until traffic builds up behind! Arrived at our camp and all went for showers... no water. Guess the bar will have to ...
Another day of travel, this time by jeep from Dar to Kisampa, the camp we will stay at while we are working at Matipwili. Now it feels as though we are in Africa. Small businesses line the road out of town and many, many people. It's dusty, at least partly caused by roadworks. The businesses are being run out of small, makeshift buildings - concrete is a major building material in the city area, as is corrugated ...
Drove to Dar via Bagamoyo (lay down your heart), famous for dhow building and 13th and 15th century Kaole ruins. The Arabic ruins were quite interesting with ruins of mosques, tombstones and other buildings. A lot of the original buildings are still underground awaiting ...