Category Archives: Tanzania

Howie dies of the heat

Stone Town is a world heritage site – a functioning historical town. It is full of winding, twisting narrow streets. Unfortunately, at street level it is hot and humid.

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Cloves and other spices

Zanzibar is called the spice island. It is the chief producer of cloves in the world. Other spices are mainly for local use.

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Snorkling in the Indian Ocean

We went snorkling this morning, then Howie slept all afternoon because he was tired. I read by the beach. Generally a good day.

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Beach and sun

Internet/ pool/ reading by the beach/ walk on the beach. The day we needed.

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Off to Zanzibar

OMG! are we really flying in those planes? And then they took us off because the left engine was having issues and put us back on 15 minutes later. By God’s graces we made it to Zanzibar.

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Missing $100 mystery

We may never know what happened to the $100 bill but we have looked everywhere and can’t find it. Probably flipped out of my purse when I reached for a $20. New animals today were topi, crocadile, yellow throated sand … Continue reading

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Cats in the Serengeti

After rushing at Olduvai Gorge an important archaeological site,we proceeded to the Serengeti. The highlight of the day was seeing sleeping lions, a serval, a leopard crossing the road in front of our vehicle and a cheetah walking in the … Continue reading

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Day in the crater

We spent the day in the Ngorongoro crater. New finds include: Jackel Hiena Birds Grey Crowned Crane Secretarybird Kori Bustard African black kites bateleui (Eagle) Antelope hartebeest Grant’s gizelle

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Lake Manyara – Moma lost a $100 bill

This day’s hotel had the crappiest internet known to man. I also misplaced a $100 bill that daddy gave me in Arusha. He will probably never let me forget this. Our third day of safari brought: Hadada Ibus Silvery cheekd … Continue reading

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You need what to go to dinner?

OMG – he said an armed escort. We moved from the cool, highland, fenced lodge to a dusty, hot, dry, unfenced tented camp. First we toured Tarangire NP. New animals seen – elephant lions Tree Hyrax primates velvet monkey Antelope … Continue reading

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