Travel Blogs from Arusha
... why we were there and they were very happy to show us around. We were then, strangely, seated at a table, a tea tray set upon it and just as we were wondering what on earth was happening, they told us the children would like to sing us a welcome song. With that we heard singing and beating of drums and in they came, parading, clapping and singing. They were very well rehearsed and it was most entertaining. When they had finished each child came and took ...
... blaring radio, man clearing throat, baby wailing, birds, but the sounds seemed more muffled ... it had rained. As I emerged from shave, shower, dressing and tidying up my bed, I wandered out to the deserted lounge area and saw that everything outside was damp, and it was nice and cool. My coffee pot was already prepared for me by Anastasia, which was very thoughtful of her, gave her a hug of thanks. Need good coffee to get started for the day. Strains of harmonised singing drifted ...
... juices waiting for us and, shortly thereafter, we sat down together for a wonderful, home-cooked meal of chicken and green beans, roasted Irish potatoes, and a fresh vegetable salad.
Simple Hope welcomed visitors from several hours away, two women (a mother and daughter) who had been invited to receive water purification systems and training, but had no real introduction to Simple Hope other than ...
The Safari continues! Dusty, dusty, dusty! Watching as daily my nice white shirt turned browner and browner - and no chances to wash it! Barely enough water at the campsites to wash ourselves! The dust is so fine it is not even gritty in your mouth. Campsites at night look like tent cities, with every language you can think of being ...
... of Paris and London. The visa process was quick and painless and cost $50/each. Our driver, George, was waiting to bring us to the Planet Lodge in Arusha, an hour's drive away. As we approached Arusha, the arid landscape gave way to lush tropical foliage and the temperature noticeably cooled. Arusha is located at a high altitude and is near two huge mountains (Kilimanjaro & Meru) so the people were mostly dressed in warm sweaters and jackets. Approximately 1.3M people live ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service