Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge
Travel Blogs from Arusha
Jambo friends and family! We spent Dec 19th in Dar es Salaam. This is a huge city that hasn't a very good reputation. I searched all my guide books and there wasn't anything redeeming to say expect for it was one of the oldest cities in Tanzania,ie. this is where the slave trade started. Hmmm. Not a very good claim to fame. And even that claim …
We landed at the Kilimanjaro International Airport at 3:20am, excited to finally be back in Africa, and in Tanzania, that country of expansive savannah, millions of animals migrating across the Serengeti each season, and Mt. Kilimanjaro. The airport is 30 minutes from the town of Arusha, now a city with over 1 million people, and 45 minutes from our base, the Mountain Village Hotel.
The country has changed dramatically since Scot was here in 1986, ...
... a Help For Masai", an orphanage she knows to be well-run, thinking it would be good - particularly for Adams and Sheryl - to visit. So, off we piled into her van and Otakef's to go the back way through to the Kimandolu area (not far from Otakef), great to see another part of Arusha town! Once we arrived we had to wait a little while as Gemma wasn't sure if it was open to receive us, as no appointment was made or warning given. Eventually a European man welcomed us, but unfortunately ...
Today was buying the bulk food....100 kgs of rice, sacks of wheat flour, powdered soap, sugar, charcoal, buckets of oil, boxes of bar soap. Whew! We went from one market to another, sitting in the car again while the men did the bargaining. Some of the things we didn't get appeared in the afternoon...after getting money from Sheryl, the men went out and bought them. We returned to NOCET and unloaded the car. Joyce was so happy to see all the supplies. By getting ...
... Tanzanite though – my excuse is that apparently there is only enough left for the next 5 years.
In Arusha, we stayed at a snake park. It had the most amazing clinic – run by 2 local nurses, they see all the snake bites for the whole of Tanzania and are responsible for producing and administering the anti-venom. Apparently, no one has died ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet