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Nov 3, 2015 - back to the Stone Age

I thought that the Masai were primitive people. Silly me. Today we went back to the Stone Age. Fred had a tough time preparing us for this optional tour. He said we were traveling to no particular place to see people who might or might not be there. He wanted us to leave at 6am to get there early before they wandered away. After an hour's drive on a road even worse than the horrible roads we've been on, we came to a tribe that truly lives off the land, the Hadzabe. Fred called them Bushmen; I'd call them cave men. They hunt with bows and...

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Nov 1, 2013 - Shopping, visits to hospital, school

This morning 5 of us had breakfast at the hotel instead of having a box at the National Park late in the morning! It was wonderful. Nathan was supposed ot pick us up at 8 but was so late that we started to figure out how to contact him to find out if there was a miscommunication. He had a flat tire on that bumpy road into the the hotel and had to take the jeep to a nearby repair center to have plugs put in. We got under way about 8:30 AM. The first stop was at the Africa Galleria which was nearby. We were early shoppers, so all the...

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Jan 28, 2012 - Day 11- Arusha to Karatu...closer to the sun

It took us the best part of the morning to pack. I was feeling slightly crusty from the previous nights' revelling at TGT. Harden up the geezer said to me so I fixed a large greasy breakfast, laid in the hammock til I got caught then began the dreaded task of fitting all our gear into the back of Fatboy. We farwelled Chris, Nadira and Jack (Mikey was on a school trip to Zanzibar the lucky sod). Olie refused to shake hands and instead gave Jack a parting kick to the groin. Where did this devil child come from? We called into Meat King to...

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5 African Hornes