Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge
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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 …
... Japan, he is 66 has 4 wives and owns 6 hospitals. Cousa is a student studying law from Japan and just turned 20. Pam and Terry are a retired couple from Kent but have lived in Canada for the last 30 years. Jaydeen is a Kiwi crocodile photographer in Darwin and is 36. Joe has Asian origins but lives in Sydney working in law. Ian works for Intrepid, the company I am doing this trip with, he's from Canada and does trips through the Rockies. Mateo is from San Diego, he ...
... time exploring the narrow streets of Stone Town. I attempted to barter at a couple shops for some gifts but failed miserably as I was too stubborn at all the wrong times. Again clouds thwarted a sunset picture but we still had great fun having sunset drinks on a rooftop overlooking the Ocean. On Zanzibar we got a break from camping and got to stay in hotel rooms which was thrilling to have a bed and a personal shower and Air Conditioning! We also went to the night market for ...
... him with the resources. “Who am I? Who am I to do so much? God is great, he takes care of me and my family so that I can take care of others.” Oh and an interesting fact, his son's name is Ryan, and their very first volunteer ever was named Ryan, coincidence? I was eager to begin working with such a man, but the schools were closed for the break, so I had to wait until Monday. That weekend, the volunteers from my house and I took a day trip to what ...
... Swahili Birthday songs. We ended up spending the whole day at the House of Happiness and when we finally left (only because it was getting dark, otherwise we would have never left) the children made us promise to come back next weekend!
This past weekend we spent all of Sunday with the children and came prepared with toy cars! They were absolutely ecstatic. We spent a solid hour organizing car races and seeing ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool