Day 15 Zambia – here we come

1st class lounge to go from Dar-Es-Salaam to Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia

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The day started with a late breakfast and then we packed our bags to go by taxi to the train station.  We had 1st class tickets to go for two whole days to Zambia (Kapiri Mposhi). 1st class turned out to be real exciting… We passed the time in one bout with four beds playing music, games and cards, eating, talking, reading and watching the nature and people pass by. Emeric Philip has still no more symptoms of malaria. Continue reading

Day 13 and 14 Relaxing in Dar-Es-Salaam

By the seaside in Dar-Es-Salaam

20160712_120901After quite a busy Safari week we decided it would be wise to relax some days before heading southwest to Zambia with train… Emeric Philip got a fever and showed symptoms of malaria. We had to rush to the hospital but the doctor could say exactly what his state was so he equipped him with 2 self-test sets of malaria and medicine in case of emergency on our train trip to Zambia they day after. Continue reading

Day 12 Moshi to Dar-Es-Salaam

Bjørnis has fastened his seatbelt – ready to go to Dar-Es-Salaam20160708_095818Early in the morning we went by bus back to Dar-Es-Salaam. The bus trip took us 10 ½ hours and we were all exhausted when we finally arrived the hotel. We ate a quick dinner before entering our preparing our mosquito nets around our beds to go to sleep. Tomorrow will be a day of relaxation Continue reading

Day 11 Ngoro Ngoro Crater

The lion king in Ngoro Ngoro crater20160708_103946

After a good night sleep in our camp at about 3000 meters above sea level, we stood up early to eat breakfast. A little behind schedule, with some stomach pain, we started our descend to the Ngoro Ngoro crater to look for lots of animals living there. We had a great day cruising at the bottom of the crater together with lots of different animals – most of them the same as in Serengeti. After some hours driving, we headed back to Moshi where we arrived late in the afternoon. All of us feeling happy but tired. Continue reading

Day 10 Serengeti wonders

Sunrise in Serengeti

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Up again at 06:00 to eat an early breakfast and go for a safari in the Serengetis. What  a thrill! As we watched the sun arise we discovered one by one the wonderful different animals living side by side in Serengeti. The animals we were lucky engough to see was  apes, antilopes, zebras, giraffs, elephants, gnus, wild boars, ostrichs, vultures, goats, hyenas, buffaloes and hippos.. Continue reading

Day 9 Travel to Serengeti

Overview of the Ngorongoro (gift of life) crater20160706_135944At 05.30 the alarm clock went off, we slipped into our clothes and picked up our bags.  A new adventure awaited. We set off for Serengeti at 06.30 and arrived our camp destination at 19.30 – exhausted. Still our driver Freddy had driven like a pro in “Rally Dakar”. After a flat tire and a motor breakdown we were lucky enough to get rescued by another Landcruiser and reached the camp just before sunset. Continue reading

Day 8 Chaggas, bananas, gophers and Kilimanjaro

Going bananas…20160705_121305Today we aimed at visiting the Chagga tribe nearby Kilimanjaro. We learned how they made iron spears and tools, cultivate coffe, ananas, bananas and learning about their history with gophers (soil caves) to hide from other tribes in their past. Further we walked to a beautiful waterfall nearby and nearly touched Kilimanjaro… Next time we’ll klimb it perhaps? 🙂      Continue reading