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Feb 14, 2012 - Day 29 to 30 - Mwanza...timetable of a truant

Below are two entries from Saba's journal written while we were in Mwanza: Timetable for Mwanza 7.00 get up 8.00 get dressed 9.00 have breakfast (bacon toast & eggs) 10.00 climb the tree & swing on the rope 11.00 drawing and righting class with mum 12.00 chilling out on the beach & talk to Lucy 1.00 fizzy drink in the shade 2.00 we all go put to the shops 3.00 get back from the shops 4.00 school work maths & jornal 5.00 treasure hunt Olie's Abc's 6.00 tea (fish fingers & chips) 7.00 watch the sunset 7.30 watch a movie and brush our...

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5 African Hornes

Feb 13, 2012 - Day 28 - Kigoma to Mwanza

Packing up in the dark we left Jakobsens beach at 6am. I am a great believer in omens. Out of the shadows of the jungle, the family of zebras bid us farewell as we pulled out of camp. It was going to be a good day. As my dear friend Lucille says, "Always believe something wonderful is about to happen". I have held that sentiment close to my heart on this journey and have never been disappointed. The road this time didn't seem to have the same sense of foreboding. Maybe it was seeing the villages wake up and begin a new day. Maybe the police...

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5 African Hornes

Feb 2, 2012 - Day 15 to 17 - Mwanza and boy Tarzan

After the debacle of trying to find accommodation the previous night we didn't want to be in the same position on arrival in Mwanza. After breakfast at the Serengeti stopover camp, we got on the iPad and looked at Tripadvisor for places to stay in Mwanza. The Tunza beach lodge seemed to tick all the boxes. When we arrived at Tunza lodge it was exactly what we hoped for. We checked into a beach Banda which surprisingly slept 5. The carved wooden Zanzibar bed would have slept us all but there was also a double so no need for 5 in a bed. The...

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5 African Hornes

Jul 7, 2011 - Zanzibar to Mwanza. Epic.

Our epic journey began after two and a half hours sleep. At 5:30AM we arose to face the ferry to Dar. Thankfully, our sidekick Tony, accompanied us on the journey, and we managed to get the fast ferry back (2 hours compared to 5, and yet strangely the same price!?). The YMCA took us in for the night(the first of three nights in Christian hostels). The next day was another 5:30AM start as we took the bus to Dodoma. The buses are supposedly designed for comfort, however the 5 seats per row weren't built for the bootalicious African ladies, or...

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Mar 22, 2009 - Serengeti-bound

Our plans were a bit buggered up with today being a Sunday, thanks to the changed itinerary, but we got through it. The biggest concern was getting our permits to enter the Serengeti, but Sarah and I thankfully found an open tourist information office who helped us out immeasurably. Local markets got us by for food, as the supermarkets were closed. We'll have no shops for food or water until we get through to Arusha, so it was vital that we stocked up. We stayed at a basic, but pleasant, campsite just outside the park tonight. Hot showers...

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Mar 25, 2008 - Mwanza

We had arranged a taxi to pick us up 10 to 5 since fellow who sold us tickets said we should be a station by 5. We got up and waited outside til 5 and no taxi! We really didn't know where the bus station was since we'd come in late in the day and didn't pay any attention where driver took us that day. We began walking in the direction we thought most likely, it was dark, but almost a full moon and easy walking on the potholed road w/o flashlites. We had called the fellow who had taxied us around the first day but rejected his offer to do it...

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Africa Plus

Nov 20, 2007 - Off to Mwanza

Following breakfast Al and I packed our bags and walked with our very heavy full packs to the Precision Air office where a shuttle would take us to the airport. We are now carrying the sleeping bags we used for safari but hope to get rid of them soon. The shuttle left shortly after 9 and took about 45 minutes to the very small Kilimanjaro airport. We boarded a propeller plane with about 40 passengers. The ascent was rough but it soon smoothed out above cloud level. We left a rainy Arusha this morning. The flight served a small 'lunch' which...

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May 11, 2007 - Mwanza

Llegamos a Mwanza, conseguimos un hostal y pasamos el resto del dia alli. Conocimos a unas inglesas que nos dijeron donde eran los "happening places" de Mwanza, asi que en la noche fuimos al bar recomendado. Estuvo bastante bien, conocimos a varia gente....

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