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Arusha National Park

We had chosen beautiful Twiga Lodge as our base just outside the Arusha National Park, where we stayed with Erika and Paul, who also run a Safari company. Paul took us into the park, showing us all the spectacular areas of Arusha National Park. Besides of many animals living here, the landscape with Mt. Meru, …

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Kilimanjaro

Our first stop at the Kilimanjaro was at the town of Moshi, where we found a lovely “campsite” next to a very cool restaurant called Maisha Khalisi. We could chill here, enjoying their hammocks with Kili view and getting delicious drinks and food served. Kilimanjaro appeared mostly in the morning, and maybe came out again …

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Usambara Mountains

From the coast we were driving in direction of the Kilimanjaro, coming past the Usambara mountains. We had decided to go there to escape the humid heat of the coast. Our destination was the Irente Farm, high up in the mountains. Into the mountain led a good road, just narrow in some parts so we …

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Bagamoyo

In Bagamoyo, we stayed at the beautiful Travellers Lodge, which has a huge park-like garden behind the beach, with a lot of wonderful trees and palms. From here we could easily walk to all the sights of town. Our first destination was the Holy Ghost Mission, founded in 1868 by Father Antoine Horner of the …

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Kaole Ruins

After returning from Europe to Dar es Salaam, we spent some more days at the lovely Sunrise Beach Resort, before we left there, for a stop at the Mercedes garage (CFAO Motors) to get the brakes renewed. (We had brought the necessary spare parts from Europe.) In the afternoon everything was finished and we stopped …

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Long stop @ Dar es Salaam

When we reached Dar es Salaam in December, we first went to the Mercedes garage to get the engine filters and lubricants changed and the car checked. Afterwards we stayed at Sunrise Beach Resort for a couple of days, before we left our car there for our adventures on Mafia Island and Zanzibar. Afterwards we …

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Stone Town @ Zanzibar

While in Zanzibar, we of course also visited Stone Town, the old part of Zanzibar City. Former capital of the Zanzibar Sultanate, it was the flourishing centre of the spice trade as well as the slave trade in the 19th century. The name “Stone Town” comes from the use of coral stone as the main construction material. Sadly the beautiful palaces of the …

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