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Overland Safari 2 – Our last few days in Tanzania…

The Tanzanian Diary cont…..

After such a beautiful break on Zanzibar Island, we made our way back on the ferry to Dar es Salaam to get ready for our 2nd Overland Tour with Africa Travel Company.

A small fishing boat making its way back to Dar es Salaam

A small fishing boat making its way back to Dar es Salaam

We spent two days in Dar es Salaam which is a vibrant busy city. Much of our time spent here was actually in a computer store with an hilarious english man who fixed Pete’s computer which had been out of action for some weeks due to a power surge. When that was done we had a small amount of time to check out nearby stores and pick up some last minute supplies and enjoy our last two nights at Jambo Inn in proper beds before returning to the tent.

Back in a bigger city after 2 weeks on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar...

Back in a bigger city after 2 weeks on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar...

Day 1: We met our new crew at Kipepo Camp Site in Dar es Salaam for a pre-departure briefing and dinner. Already there were a few differences between this tour and the last. Firstly and what we quickly learned to love was that this tour gave us our own cook and if dinner the first night was anything to go by, we were  going to be well looked after. Lunch was also included in the tour costs whereas on the previous trip we would buy local dishes or goods from the supermarket. The other thing noted was that our driver, guide and cook were all local men from Nairobi whereas our last tour guide was an Aussie.
With an early start planned for the next day, we spent a little time meeting the other travelers and then it was back in the tent for an early night.

On the road in our 2nd Overland Truck...

On the road in our 2nd Overland Truck...

Some people just aren't cut out for the road...

Some people just aren't cut out for the road...

Day 2: Today was a long drive day which meant tents were down by 4am, breakfast was served at 4.30am (of which the cook whipped up cereal, toast, eggs and fresh fruit) and we were ready to depart by 5.30am. This was our last day in Tanzania. We drove through Mikumi National Park but didn’t see a great deal. We arrived at The Old Farm House to camp. This site was very rustic. There were amazing hot showers but no electricity so the bar area was beautifully lit with lanterns. We were also told that this campsite was famous for it’s Amurula Hot Chocolate and Chocolate Brownies… So we indulged (it would be rude not to).

We entered this park but saw very little...

We entered this park but saw very little...

We don’t have a huge amount of photos in this gallery as we were mostly on the road, but they are saved here anyway….

Hot Air Ballooning, Cappadocia

Tigers in India
MADAGASCAR VOLUNTEERING
GORILLA TREKKING
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