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It seemed like a good time to leave Zanzibar as we woke to a wet morning which did not improve.
Our taxi to the airport arrived - thankfully we had asked the hotel to organise one for us which meant we did not have to walk down the street to find one.
At the airport we found that due to the rain there were major delays in flights departing …
... the roof up while we looked around the displays. There were also great views of Mount Meru from here
After about 15 minutes we set off into the park. The first bit of excitement was seeing the roof popped up. None of the guys had ever been in a safari car before. They all really liked standing up as ...
... fabulously plump lady whose smile was almost as wide as her hips, dressed in a brightly-coloured wrap and essentially a walking stereotype (I wasn't surprised to see she was addressed as 'Mama') - seemed surprised but pleased that I enjoyed the local dish - ungali - ground manioc with the consistency of hard mashed potato.
Tomorrow we go on safari in Arusha National Park, and assuming I don't get eaten by a lion, I will let you know how that goes!
... to sit on. We returned to Kye's and spent a while chatting with Edwina and Liz, their neighbour- they're all here through AVI. Liz is good friends with Ben too- they worked in Mongolia together. Such a small world! They were able to tell me heaps about AVI- I'm definitely keen to come back over for a longer period of time. Liz had just flown back from Oz and crashed so it was just the three of us ...
... br> 08.30: Taking a tuk-tuk to the Malawi High Commission
10.15: Going to the bus terminal by the same tuk-tuk
10.40: Catching an already departing bus from Dar es Salaam
23.00: Arriving in Arusha
The total journey time was 30 hours which is our unofficial record!
That morning we woke up quite early because we were planning to spend the entire day by walking from one tour agency to another and trying to get the best deal for our second Safari ...