Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Moshi, Tanzania
Jul 16, 2010 - End of project
Well, project work has now come to an end! The dining hall is looking fantastic! We've made and fitted windows and door frames, learnt how to mix and lay cement, built a stage and have even started to lay the floor! It has been really tiring and hard work but sooooo worth it and we are all so proud of our achievements! On Monday I head off to Zanzibar for ten days of luxury beach life!!! A well deserved rest after our hard labour!!! :) We'll be snorkeling with dolphins, going on a spice tour and visiting the old stone town which is said to...Jump to full entry
Jul 9, 2010 - Project
Jambo! After a jam-packed month of a variety of camps and a safari trip it is now time to settle down and get stuck-in to project work again. It was great to see how much the CT3 group had achieved in our absence but now after two weeks of work ourselves there are now even greater improvements. We have almost completed the stage after what seems like endless supplies of cement. It has been such a tiresome two weeks consisting of lots of shoveling, cement mixing and laying, and sweeping the entire floor to get ready for... you guessed it...Jump to full entry
Jun 27, 2010 - Safari!
Just one day after our amazing wildlife experience in Ndarakwai we hit the road again, this time in large safari jeeps, as we made our way to the Ngorongoro Crater, renound for its wildlife. It was so exciting and once again we had a brilliant and extrememly fortunate experience.On the first day of safari we went to Tarangire national Reserve where the animal sightings were literally non-stop. As soon as we entered the grounds we were surrounded by a huge herd of elephants, such magestic and fascinating creatures. We were really quite close...Jump to full entry
Jun 23, 2010 - Ndarakwai Wildlife Camp
Jambo! What a week!Full off so many different experinces as we ventured off into the wild to see 'The Real Africa'. Ndarakwai camp is situated in the middle of grassy African plains surrounded by the reserve's wildlife! From Elephants to Giraffes and so much more inbetween I knew I was in for an amzing experience! We were camping literally in the middle of the plains surrounded by tall trees where you would often spot a monkey or two! We stayed in tents and the scenery was simply stunning! On one side of us we had Mount Meru and on the...Jump to full entry
Jun 18, 2010 - Camp Kidia
Jambo everyone!!! What a week... The original group of 29 gappers was split as all the two month travellers ventured off to Camp Kidia to live among the Chagga people. It has been an eventful week and our group has really come together! The project at this camp was to make desks for the local school which is called Fumvuhu Primary School. At the start of the week we really didn't think we would complete the task as we all spent a full day chiseling one piece of wood!!! But by the end of the week we were so proud of our work as we finished 7...Jump to full entry
Jun 9, 2010 - TANZANIA!!!!!
Jambo from Tanzania!!!! Can you believe I'm in Africa!!!!! WOW!!! This week has been amzaing! From being reunited with my two gap girlies, to starting the volunteer project and everything in between, life in Tanzania is great!!!! :) Where do i even begin???? I sat in Nairobi airport on 31st May waiting for Lauren to come round the corner!!! It was so surreal! As if i was being reunited with my best friend in Kenya!!! The moment was so emotional as i literally jumped on her when i saw her!!! We had so much to catch up on as we flew over...Jump to full entry
Jul 14, 2008 - I set foot on Africa
Over 27 hours have passed, 3 flights, New York, Dubai, Dar es Salaam have all been logged into my journey and finally I am in Moshi, Tanzania. I have travelled x miles, and I am about to literally set off on a journey that will take me 19,340 feet, up above the clouds, all on my own tenacity, perserverance,and dreams..... I finally arrived in Moshi at my hotel, checked in at around 10:00pm Moshi time, which actually when translated means Miller Time, and to the bar I went as to not waste the liquor that was still lingering in my blood from...Jump to full entry
Feb 15, 2008 - Must have lost my mind....
Well...after 24 hours of planes, taxis and shuttles and trying to catch a few minutes of sleep in every odd position possible...I finally made it to Tanzania and Kilimanjaro. I already spotted a cockroach like 3 minutes after we landed...it looked enormous to me but in reality it was probably just a baby. i just hope I dont see the mama lurking around in my bed anytime soon. The flights were long and it was all I could do not to pull out my faux hawk on the last leg from Amsterdam to Kili...at least I was crammed in with my parents and not...Jump to full entry
Feb 15, 2008 - The Face of AIDS?
The last few days have been the most interesting to date (then again, I've only been here about a week...) We go to volunteer placement every week day from 7:30-12:30, then have lunch at 1pm, and then have Swahili lessons (for the first three weeks at least), and dinner at 6:30-7:30. The afternoon and evening are ours for the most part and yesterday my placement went really well. Of the 20 kids in the baby class I teach with Beatrice (their real teacher), two of them are significantly older than 2-4, about 10, both girls named Prisca and...Jump to full entry
Feb 12, 2008 - First Day of Work!
Hujambo all (or none, as is my sneaking suspicion), I have arrived!! That's an overstatement, actually, I arrived on Saturday, but haven't been able to update this journal until today (it is 9:02 pm on Tuesday the 12th), on account of the fact that the computer here is slow/always busy. Anyway, after the MOST hectic journey to the Kilimanjaro airport ever (we were stuck in Nairobi for about 5 hours), our luggage was lost for a few days (though we have it now, nothing was even missing), we came to the home base in Karanga, Tanzania. It is...Jump to full entry
Feb 9, 2007 - Nairobi to Moshi
9th Feb - Back on Fanny minus the ones staying behind. We set off into town for a big food shop. While we were shopping, Jez and Rach went to pick up the 9 newbee's. The truck seemed so much more crowded with the extra people on board. We headed straight for the Tanzania border and snake park (named this because they have lots of snakes - in cages). We arrived late at night and it was Lex and my turn to cook. We had lost Paul to another group but picked up Mary. We chose an easy dinner, bangers and mash with onion gravy. Early to bed. 10th...Jump to full entry