We had to cover 600kms to get to our campsite in Iringa, passing through Mikumi National Park and Baobab Valley. To avoid traffic in Dar es Salaam we were on the road at 4am, watching the world go by and dawn break. Continue reading
Sat on the beach waiting for sunrise in the warm air, I watched the locals already far out to sea in the low tide, fishing. It was cloudy but still incredibly pretty and I had the rest of the day to chill out. Continue reading
My wake up call was the prayers from the nearby mosque filling the air – much gentler than my usual alarm clock.
Breakfast was on the arabesque style roof terrace of the Zanzibar Coffee House hotel, which afforded 360 degree views of Stone Town’s labyrinth of narrow streets. Continue reading
From Dar es Salaam we took the fast ferry over to Zanzibar, a smooth 1.5hr trip to Stone Town. Steeped in history, we walked past the beautiful and ornate building of The Old Dispensary just past the ferry terminal, in front of the weathered Old Fort and wandered into the labyrinth of small streets making up Stone Town. Continue reading
The 10 of us continuing the trip joined another bus load of people on safari, making a total of 24. Continue reading
Waking up to thick, moist early morning fog, we jumped into two land cruisers and our driver drove (somehow, with almost no visibility) into the crater; ‘mzunga in the mist’ as he put it! Continue reading
At breakfast in our camp in the wilderness, we saw the sun rise over the Serengeti. A cracking start to one of our best days yet. Continue reading