Travel Blogs from Arusha
... to Gemma, a man came out of the gate. He was looking for the gardener to bring his car in, as he was going out. He invited us in and welcomed us and said we could have a look around and the mamas would help us with information. He apologized he had to leave so quickly. After a quick chat, Gemma also said goodbye. Children ran up to us and shook our hands, hugged us and welcomed us. It was an overwhelming welcome and it got even better! Sheryl and ...
... could almost not hear her when she asked for orders. Once she realised we came in peace - and growling bellies - she relaxed and even smiled once or twice. The food was quite delicious, although it ended up being over an hour's wait. Africa time. Tired, and satisfied with our day - it was another 'big one', time for us to 'retire' to our rooms for our various activities: debrief, showers, diary, and an early night to relax. 12 September Awake before 7am alarm, to the familiar ...
Our arrival into Arusha at 2:15 pm local time capped off a two day journey from home to here, having left our US homes at 3:30 pm Milwaukee time on Thursday. When there are so many connections and different parties involved, it can make for a harried trip. That really was not the case. Having said that, I don't think anyone really wanted to sit in another transport vehicle for another minute!
The local ...
... and I was buzzing. An incredible experience!
... the tarmac waiting to get into our bus to transport us to the terminal to wait for our next flight. At 5:30am it was a smoking hot 36 deg C and climbing. After a quick layover we boarded the plane for a 5.5 hour flight to Dar Es Salaam where we waited in the plane for an hour and then had our final 45 min flight to Kilimanjaro. We could see Mt. Kilimanjaro above the clouds as we approached. Getting off the plane was wonderful. It was a balmy 27 deg C; a much needed reprieve from ...