Arusha Safari Lodge
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When it seemed our knees could take no more of the constant
downhill pounding the path changed to a 4WD access road – albeit still
downhill! By the time our toes were screaming from the front of our boots as
loudly as our knees protested, we reached the Mweka Gate and the end of our
Today had only been 4½ hours and 12.5km. We descended from
3,797m to 1,645m at the gate.
We signed out and boarded the bus back to Arusha.
... North. We stop on the way to a school that Alex knows well, as he often takes american sponsors of Nathan's father organisation to schools they are building across the country.
We speak to the principal who kindly explains to us the curriculum, and explains English has actually been removed from the schedule in primary school to focus on the fundamentals of reading, writing and counting.
After the school we continue our drive and towards the middle of ...
... of water, we saw male and female lions, lots of Thompson and Grant gazelles, huge herds of them
The leopard we did see was in a tree and we never saw much until he moved, then he was obvious, some great photos were taken
We saw my favourite, the wart hog, in most cases, just their backsides as they ran off, but we did get some of them on their knees feeding, their only real defence is a fast sprint and dodging any predator
All too soon the day was over and we ...
In the afternoon we were met by two Rotarians, Kimbuko and Robert, both Tanzanian who gave us their time to show us the real Arusha. We visited the open air Tengeru Market which takes place each Saturday and Wednesday. There are literally thousands of people thronging this area, women mainly, looking to sell anything that will bring in an income. This market has been the focus of assistance by Rotary in New Zealand, including Eoin’s Rotary ...
... day, one of the more stressful and difficult. Just horrendous. On coming onto the morning shift Tanya was greeted by a baby who was born the night before who had died just minutes earlier. The baby had suffered a difficult delivery, with poor apgars and meconium aspiration, it hadn’t been doing well overnight and stopped breathing in the morning, no resus was attempted. At report, we were handed over a woman who was here with her 4th consecutive ...