Pamoja Expedition Lodge
Travel Blogs from Arusha
... our stay for the evening, Meru View Lodge, where once again we were served a delicious meal. On the next day we visited Lake Manyara NP and at the beginning of the drive we saw a very old Boabab tree, a variety that only exists in Tanzania (there are a further six varieties in Madagascar and one in Australia). This is known as the"tree of life", "miracle tree" or "upside down tree" as it looks like the roots are above the ground. The actual roots travel up to 500m ...
... of the flame torch, as we begin to soar higher and higher. Light is only just breaking through and there is a low lying mist on the ground. It gives a strange sense of calm. When the flame torch isn't burning, the only sound is your own breathing, such tranquility. The wind is taking us south towards Ndutu Lake, we get to see from the air exactly where we game drove the day before. The mist surrounds the acacia trees and its hard to see any life on the ground, but we do pick ...
... ride. My head hit the window at least 7 times in a minute! We had more people join our group in Dar Es Salaam and are now 20 people on the truck plus 3 crew. Some reorganizing of the truck and major cleaning took place to make room for the new people but was definitely for the stuff as it is amazing how stuff gets lost when we are all in such a tiny place. At the time I'm writing this we are driving to Kenya for another safari in the Masai Mara! Word is we can see the big 5 in one ...
Today is a day of rest. We eat breakfast at 8 A.M. When Mariam arrives at 10 A.M. to take Jeanne to buy a local SIM card, we all tag along. The streets are fascinating. The people are uniformly friendly and anxious to practice their English. While the others are in the cellphone store, Beth and I stand outside making conversation with the locals.
We visit the Tanzanite ...
... and drove fast to the first of three game reserves, Tarangire, with our host. The day was fantastic, we saw lion, elephants, zebra, giraffe, jackal, wild dog, as well as impala, warthogs and more. The bird life was amazing - ostrich, vultures, love birds, bee eaters, eagles and buzzards. There the top things I remember as I sit here half asleep.
Last night we got ready to set up camp, but instead were taken to a luxury hotel inside ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet