Meru Wellness Retreat
Travel Blogs from Arusha
We set off with great excitement at 6.30am into the Serengeti again. Drive drive drive. Serengeti/Endless Plains - but no creatures! There didn't even seem to be any zebra or wildebeest today. For about 3 hours we drove around scanning the landscape. Eventually we did find a pride of lions; and two cheetahs sitting up in the grass. Unfortunately I don't think our driver had seen the cheetahs so just as we were focusing our cameras he drove off. The lions were fab but by ...
Kimmie and I were sorting out our luggage this morning when my phone rang. I heard Mum in tears and immediately thought something had happened to Nanna. She gave me the devastating news that Uncle Damian had passed away that morning. I just can't wrap my head around it- I'm still in complete shock and can't believe he's gone. I had the briefest of chats with him on Christmas Day; he made some crack about me not falling off the mountain. I'm absolutely gutted. I had so much ...
... ago and since that time we had been having a few strong discussions on this topic. He mentioned the following arguments in favor of climbing Kilimanjaro:
- It was his only opportunity to do it.
- If he doesn´t do it now he will never do it.
- He considered it to be a great challenge that must be helped over.
- He wasn´t prepared for such a strenuous rise. ...
... where the 'Visa Application' sign hangs only to be foiled by Important Looking Man in a Uniform. Show me the $$$ (50) of them, then handover your most precious processions (passport) to said official, then lose sight of passport and $ whilst queuing system collapses and you wait to have one of the languid officials at the actual Visa Desk make a fist of your name and wave your passport around- having said that the visa sticker was worth the wait. Thank God we ...
... of sitting around and chatting, the driver finally cranked the engine (Land Cruiser I presume) and we started-out on the 2-hour journey to Arusha.
We stopped in Moshi for fuel, we stopped in Moshi (again) for supplies. I was beginning to under if we would ever get out of Moshi… On the positive side, the roads were a considerable improvement over the journey from Kilimanjaro Airport to the hotel. The driver told ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center