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“The ferry is in Mombasa,” Rahim translated the ticket officer at Zanzibar’s port, surrounded by an angry crowd hurling abuse at the ticketer.

“Mombasa?” I repeated, blinking. 2,176 more words

Adventure Travel

Hakuna Matata: Tanzania

I’d say Tanzania has been my favorite of all the many trips I’ve taken so far. I learned that hakuna matata (cue The Lion King theme) is a real and regular saying in Swahili and it was like watching my childhood memories and dreams of traveling to Africa becoming real. 585 more words


The Road Between Longido and Arusha

The dented and rattling dala dala crests a hill. The driver swerves sharply to avoid one of many potholes in the ribbon of highway we’ve traveled for two hours. 388 more words


A glimpse of Mount Kilimanjaro

It’s always a very special feeling to go to Africa. I have been in Africa four times, out of which two trips went to Tanzania. Tanzania is a country that I find very friendly and inviting because of the happy and friendly people ( 192 more words


When Nationalism Comes Knocking (Part 1)

I like the European Union. I enjoyed studying abroad, I appreciate not having to go to a Forex when I travel from Berlin to Rome, I am able to buy affordable duty-free yummy French Camembert in Germany and I like that I have the opportunity to apply for jobs anywhere around the EU without thinking about permits, visas or the like. 1,144 more words


Prepping for Serengeti


As we prepare to enter Serengeti, we are temporarily residing in Rena Hostel located in Arusha, Tanzania. It is a quaint little hotel, where in the yard grow fresh avocados and bananas. 169 more words

East Africa

Tanzania Day 2- Safari: February 14th, 2015

We had a wonderful Valentine’s Day safari in Arusha National Park and then drove to Marangu where we spent the night at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort. That evening we had our pre-climb meeting and met the 11 incredible people we were about to embark on our journey with. 156 more words