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East Africa Day 11 – Ngorogoro Crater Safari

East Africa Day 11 – Ngorogoro Crater Safari

A rather uneventful night in the tent this time.  No wild animals passed through, despite the repeated warnings of the guides that bushpigs, zebra and the like could come if we left food in our tent.  I almost wished I had, just to tempt them.  It was cold in the morning, and I woke up […]

East Africa Day 10 – Serengeti safari 2

East Africa Day 10 – Serengeti safari 2

Woke to a sunny, chilly morning.  Breakfast was Spanish omelette, sausages, tomatoes and cucumber, toast and honey, fruit, and lashings of tea.  Not bad saying we were in the middle of the Serengeti.  A perfect start.  Today, it was just Baraka and me, and we were going on a full game drive. We set off […]

East Africa Day 9 – Serengeti safari

East Africa Day 9 – Serengeti safari

Woke early, like everyone else, and ate breakfast – a delicious and varied one prepared by Lawrence – pancake with honey, toast with butter and jam, fruit and loads and loads of sweet Kilimanjaro tea. After Lawrence had packed away my tent, we set off for a long drive to the Serengeti via Ngorogoro Crater.  […]

East Africa Day 8 – Lake Manyara safari

East Africa Day 8 – Lake Manyara safari

Safari time! Woke for a lovely breakfast of toast, omelet and cheese and Kilimanjaro tea.  Baraka’s friend wasn’t coming after all.  Went to Easy Travel to buy a plane ticket to Rwanda when I’d finished my safari, for $400.  Only later, during my safari, did I realize I couldn’t possibly afford it.  It was going […]

East Africa Day 7 – Zanzibar

East Africa Day 7  – Zanzibar

Woke up around 6.30am. Stone Town was awake all around me.  Cocks were crowing, birds were chirping, children playing, people sweeping, men shouting….it was hilarious.  I couldn’t believe the noise levels all around me at such an early hour.  I couldn’t possibly sleep.  I was exhausted, and dragged myself out of bed eventually at 8.30am […]

East Africa Day 6 – Zanzibar

East Africa Day 6 – Zanzibar

Saturday.  Woke up and decided to go back to Stone Town – I needed to get my camera battery anyway.  I took a packed minivan and passed village scenes on the way.  Men pushing ancient bicycles, women carrying bundles of sticks on their heads, children running around, slightly older children driving ox-carts which trundled in […]

East Africa Day 5 – Zanzibar

I went for breakfast at 8am, still tickled by my last dream.  I met a blonde, curly-haired American as I ate breakfast in the little wooden shack with sand as the floor, overlooking the beach and the ocean.  He was living in Sudan, and boomed ‘MORNING!  HOW ARE YA’?’ as I tried to fight the […]

East Africa Day 4 – Zanzibar

October the 1st.  My Sri Lankan thread bracelet, given to me by the Chief Monk of Sri Lanka in Kandy, fell off today after nearly 6 months….perhaps my luck is running out!  I woke at 7:45 am.  Luckily, I had packed the evening before, and just threw a couple of things in my bag and […]

East Africa Day 3 – Zanzibar

East Africa Day 3 – Zanzibar

Woke at 8 for breakfast, simple bread with butter and jam, and a pancake, washed down with Kilimanjaro tea.  Today, I was going on a Spice Tour of Zanzibar.  At 9, I was picked up and taken to join around 10 others for the tour.  We were packed into a minivan and driven off to […]

East Africa Day 2 – Zanzibar, Tanzania

East Africa Day 2 – Zanzibar, Tanzania

Woke at 8:30am with a hangover.  Packed, 50 press-ups, showered, changed, ready to go!  Got a taxi to the ferry terminal, and checked in for the 90 minute trip to Zanzibar.  The trip across was uneventful  I had 2nd class seats downstairs for my $35, but they were still comfortable.  David Attenborough was narrating a […]

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