Dar es Salaam

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21 travelers at this place:

  • Day13

    Kilimanjaro National Park

    July 25, 2017 in Tanzania

    Free day in the Kilimanjaro National Park, approximately 15km from Mount Kilimanjaro. Walked to Kilaysia waterfalls located at the bottom of a steep jungle covered ravine with three of our truckmates. Quick swim as it was freezing cold.
    Managed a quick glimpse of Kilimanjaro as the cloud covered it except for 20 minutes.

  • Day15

    Truck Life

    July 27, 2017 in Tanzania

    Our truck is 21 years old, has six wheels and weighs about 9.5 tonnes. It's called Chui, meaning Leopard in Swaheli, as it is our drivers favourite animal. Our driver, Often, is fantastic and is from Nairobi. He has been doing this job for over 20 years, is very passionate and thorough with everything and keeps the truck immaculate and in good working order. It's not uncommon for him to do a full days driving then get under the truck to change something. We have an Australian guide, called Vicky, who is about the same age as us. She is really good at her job and is a good laugh too.
    The day starts with the cook group, who had cooked dinner the previous night, preparing breakfast 30 minutes before it is served , usually toast and porridge or eggs. Meanwhile everyone else is packing up their tent and belongings usually in the dark so we can get away early straight after breakfast. Often people pass the time on the truck looking out, listening to music, reading, sleeping or playing cards, using the big eskies as a table. Not always easy when the beach and sides are open. Roadside lunch stops are quick, with everyone helping the cook team to prepare it, either bean salad, pasta salad, salad sandwiches or cous cous. Some days we just pick up our own food from roadside cafes and stalls, like samosas. On the way to camp the new cook group will be given their budget and have to shop at either a market, roadside or supermarket and buy fresh ingredients for dinner, breakfast and lunch. Evening meals usually take up to 2 hours to prepare as alot of chopping is required. Meals are cooked on the three coal burners and require some careful management as hot water is also needed for washing up as well as cooking the meat, veg and carb dishes. Others put up tents, handwash clothes, sit around and chat, play cards or go to the camp bar. Most campsites are at a campground that is fenced in, has showers that are often heated by wood fires, or cold showers, toilets and a bar.
    Most people travelling are British, although we have some Australian, American, a Maltesse, Danish and an Ecuadorian with generally around 23 people. There are various places that people can join and leave.
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  • Day15

    The long drive home

    August 12, 2017 in Tanzania

    On the truck yesterday I overheard a discussion between two English passengers about the heatwave in England back in June. And as we do, I thought back to myself swimming in the Thames, getting sunburnt at Royal Ascot and popping the top on the Campervan to let the breeze in because it was too hot to sleep. It also feels like it was so long ago, holidays have a habit of that as I am fairly sure that if I were to ask anyone who was in Melbourne if they remember the big chill of June 2017, they would say it hasn't ended! But for me it seems so long ago due to the amount of ground I have covered.

    Yesterday I set off with my new group for the longest drive of the trip so far. We left the powder white sand of northern Zanzibar at 7.30am, spent two hours on a ferry (I stared at the horizon for 1 hour and 50 mins before being drenched by a torrential downpour) then two hours in gridlock traffic in Dar es Salaam (me awake, everyone else asleep) before driving another 9 hours to camp. It was a no lunch day and we were given 10 mins in a mini mart to buy snacks before getting back on the truck. Snacks means biscuits or cassava chips. I also found a can of chilled sparkling pineapple juice. Winning.

    Our camp is in a national park and one of the best camps so far. There are hot showers, a restaurant/bar, swimming pool and, so the sign says, wifi. But let me say, that it's African wifi. I have now learned the true meaning of that. I am told it costs an establishment $250 US per month to maintain a wifi connection, and needless to say, many of these places have issues with "the network" when you arrive so you take the signs with a grain of salt.

    The group are heading off shortly on an optional game drive and I am staying put as we have another 6 hour drive this afternoon to our next camp. Not even the pull of the animals could make me want to break down the tent in the dark today. So I am sitting here with all the activity happening around me, just happy to be able to stand still for a couple of hours in my own company. Very few people get to experience even a fraction of what I have done over the past couple of months and I haven't lost sight of how fortunate I have been to have taken this trip. I also haven't lost sight of the fact that it's not over yet.

    The rest of the long drive home is jam packed with life changing experiences. We will see lots more animals, we get to spend a couple of days off the grid again at Lake Malawi, we are donating clothing, bedding and lots of goggles (a fellow passenger is a gym/pool manager and brought them with her) to some people in Malawi and the final stages will be visiting some of the places we went to 20 years ago in Zimbabwe. I still have memories of Bulawayo and the Rhodes National Park and of course Victoria Falls. It will be sort of a homecoming before coming home.

    If there was ever a way to wrap up the long drive home, then I would say this is picture perfect. But please, no cassava chips today.
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  • Day60

    Dar es Salaam

    February 28 in Tanzania

    Wir haben ja nun schon viele Touren in unterschiedliche Slums, Townships oder Favelas gemacht. Dementsprechend hielten wir uns für einigermaßen gut vorbereitet, in Dar Es Salaam eine City Tour zu machen (https://www.kizito-tours.com/). Aber dann war es doch noch etwas anderes, als wir es erwartet hatten. Wir hatten beide das Gefühl, in den Organismus von Dar es Salaam einzutauchen, durch die Lebensadern der Stadt zu fließen: Zuerst auf dem Kivukoni Fish Market (https://migrationology.com/dar-es-salaam-fish-market-auction/) und später auf dem Kariakoo Market (http://www.kariakoomarket.co.tz/): viele Gerüche, Geräusche, Farben und andere Sinneseindrücke prasselten auf uns ein. Überall eine Vielzahl von Menschen, die einkaufen, sich treffen und unterhalten, Spiele spielen usw. Zwischendurch ging es auch um die historisch-kolonialen und moderne Architektur, das war eher stadtgeographisch lehrreich. Nach mehr als 6 Stunden Tour mit Ferdinand waren unsere Köpfe (bei 34 Grad) mit Eindrücken so voll, dass in unsere Unterkunft gefahren sind uns und dort dem Indischen Ozean und dem "Kilimandscharo'" hingegeben haben. Schon verrückt, was so eine Tour auslösen kann.Read more

  • Day27

    Kom ons bespreek: waatlemoensap

    October 7, 2016 in Tanzania

    Waatlemoen in 'n glas. Somer deur die buig van 'n strooitjie. Hoekom drink ons dit nie meer gereeld nie? Ons is in Dar es Salaam en eet middagete by Ranger's Café voor ons nou-nou die ferrie vat na Zanzibar. Ons eet: vis met kokosneutmelk-kerrie. Verdomp lekker. Net grate oor.

  • Day1


    December 15, 2017 in Tanzania

    6 Days Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Manyara & Arusha National Park: Africa Natural Tours
    AFRICA NATURAL TOURS (The best tour company in Tanzania)
    Specialized in: Wildlife safaris, Cultural tourism, Beach holiday sand
    Mountain climbing
    Contact +255 653 679 958
    The Complete Northern Circuit Safari
    The concept of 'safari' summons ideas of exploration, vast plains of the savannah and wild animals. The Complete Northern Circuit Safari captures the magic of Africa by combining brilliant landscapes with spectacular wildlife. Giant is the word that best represents the Tarangire National Park from the numerous herds of African elephants to the colossal termite mounds and the ancient baobab trees. The Lake Manyara National Park was blessed with phenomenal biodiversity of habitat and wildlife and Arusha National Park is home to the infamous Mount Meru. We have two of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders – the lush caldera that contains the Ngorongoro Crater and the ultimate safari destination, the Serengeti National Park. The national parks and conservation areas of the Northern Circuit Safari will surpass every expectation that you have set for this trip.

    Day One: Moshi to Arusha National Park
    We will commence the Northern Circuit Safari by traveling to Arusha National Park. The game drive will travel along the shores of Lake Momella and through the bronzed bush where the Ngurduto Crater Buffaloes, waterbucks, giraffes, warthogs, zebras and Gazelle reside throughout the year. The elusive leopards and elephants tend to be shy at Arusha but there is a chance of spotting them. Renowned for flawless memories, the Northern Circuit Safari offers more than the exquisite game drives. Education and exploration are on the agenda, we will set out on foot. The stroll is a chance to feel the sensation Africa’s vibrant pulse through the soles of your feet and experience the bush at its core. You will be accompanied by an armed ranger for the walk. He will guide you through the luscious forest up to the crystal waterfall and lead you to the area for viewing the black and white colobus monkeys. Overnight at a camp close to Arusha National Park.
    Day Two: Arusha National Park to Tarangire National Park to Mto wa Mbu
    The Tarangire National Park is a scenic haven that contains a high diversity of bird species. The African elephant is the largest mammal on land and the herds in the park are a remarkable sight. Tarangire's wildlife includes elephants, lions, giraffes, warthogs, ostriches, impalas, cheetah, mongoose, buffaloes, and baboons. We will drive to Mto wa Mbu and reach the campsite in the late afternoon.
    Day Three: Mto wa Mbu to Serengeti National Park
    You will continue your journey to Serengeti National Park. It contains the world's largest concentration of wildlife including zebra, gazelles, lions, wildebeest, elephants and giraffe. The seasonal migration of the masses of wildebeest is a magnificent sight. Serengeti means 'The Land that Moves on Forever' and the splendid plains of savannah validate this. We will stop for lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) and then the game drive will journey further into the park. Once the game drive is over we will proceed to the Serengeti Camp where an appetizing dinner and comprehensive camping facilities will be provided.
    Day Four: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater
    Our early morning game drive is exhilarating. The calls of the animals are clear and scents of crisp air linger. Tracks left by predators on the prowl are untouched and could lead us to their den. The splendid rays of orange, pink and purple start to emerge on the horizon as the birds’ melodies begin to harmonize. The park is home to leopards, cheetahs, buffaloes, elands, wild dogs, crocodiles, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos and various antelope. A delicious lunch will be served at the park. In the afternoon, we will depart for the Simba Campsite located at the Ngorongoro Crater rim.
    Day Five: Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Manyara National Park
    We will drive to the Ngorongoro Crater early in the morning. We will have a scrumptious picnic lunch and go on a game drive. The large amount of wildlife as well as the fauna and flora are traits that attribute towards the title of ‘Africa’s Garden of Eden’. Due to the lofty structure, few animals migrate in and out of the crater, so there is a big chance of seeing every member of ‘The Big 5’ in one day. You could also encounter vultures, zebra, hippo, wildebeest and hyenas. The alkaline lake attracts flamingos, geese and storks. Our dedicated, skilled, experienced guides will ensure that you discover all the glorious wonders of nature. We will drive to Fanaka Camp and they will provide comprehensive camping facilities.
    Day Six: Lake Manyara National Park to Moshi
    Extending for miles along the emerald base of the gold flecked Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara National Park, can only be described as an array of vistas. Giraffes that are so dark in coloration, they appear to be black from a distance and the tree climbing lions roam the savannah plains. Monkeys cling to the canopies of the forest whilst the hippos disguise themselves in the waters of the soda lake. With over four hundred species, Lake Manyara is a birdwatcher’s delight. Some of the wildlife includes buffalo, zebras, wildebeest, mongoose, klipspringer and bushbuck. A lovely picnic lunch will be served in the park and after the game drive. We will drive back to Moshi. Transfer to Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport can be arranged on request.

    Safari Package Includes
    • Transport (4x4 Land Cruiser) with open roof
    • Camping & park fees
    • Tent & mattress
    • Professional English speaking safari guide & chef
    • 5 breakfasts; 6 lunches; 5 dinners
    • 1,5 bottle of water per day; tea and coffee with meals
    Not Included
    • Flights
    • Travel insurance
    • Visa and passport fees
    • Increases in park fees where applicable
    • Accommodation & meals in Moshi
    • Personal items
    • Sleeping bag
    • Tips for safari guide & chef
    • Soda and Alcoholic beverages
    • Extra activities (Hot Air Ballooning in Serengeti & Maasai Village

    For more information visit www.africanaturaltours.com
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  • Day1

    Boma road Moshi Kilimanjaro

    December 9, 2017 in Tanzania

    Our package includes Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya and Mount Meru, Wildlife Safari such as Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, Culture tourism such as Masai and beach holiday such as Zanzibar. I am Godfrey Ngaiza (managing director).

    Welcome to Africa, welcome to Tanzania

    Contacts with Us: Africa Natural Tours
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    What app Number +255 653 679 958
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  • Day6

    Tanzania Moshi

    August 17, 2016 in Tanzania

    Het vliegtuig ging iets later weg dan gepland maar de 20 minuten vertraging is onderweg ingehaald zodat we op tijd aankwamen in Tanzania. Een prima vlucht gehad van de KLM met voldoende eten, drinken en entertainment.
    De douane in Tanzania werd na het afgeven van vingerafdrukken en een foto snel doorlopen waarna de chauffeur van de reisorganisatie, Frederic, ons stond op te wachten. In een ritje van zo'n 40 minuten bracht hij ons naar de Kilimanjaro Lodge, ons eerste verblijf.
    Gedurende de rit vertelde hij allerlei leuke feitjes over Tanzania zodat de rit vlot voorbij was. Buiten was het al donker waardoor we nog weinig van het landschap hebben gezien.
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  • Day98

    Auf Wiedersehen!

    August 6, 2016 in Tanzania

    Leider ist unser Afrikaabenteuer bald zu Ende. Mit einem lachenden und einem weinenden Auge, wie man so schön sagt, fliegen wir morgen wieder in unsere geliebte Schweiz zurück und freuen uns auf Familie, Freunde, ein stabiles Stromnetz und eine Waschmaschine.
    Wie lange wird es wohl dauern, bis wir uns wieder kleinbürgerlich über Kleinigkeiten ärgern, welche in Afrika zum Alltag gehörten? Wir hoffen, Levin und Janis werden nachhaltige Eindrücke dieser Reise mit auf ihren Lebensweg nehmen, zumindst haben sie viel Englisch und sogar ein paar Sätze Chichewa und Swaheli gelernt.
    Waren gestern die letzten Sternschnuppen unter afrikanischem Himmel das Ende unserer Reise? Nein, dies war erst der Anfang!
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  • Day1


    July 17, 2011 in Tanzania

    Alles beginnt mit einem klaren Statement:
    "Dieses Jahr machen wir noch eine richtige Fernreise!" und einer ca. 18 Einträge langen Liste. Nach einem ersten langen Blick in die Urlaubsliste bleiben noch 3 mögliche Ziele übrig, die zeitlich machbar wären: die Reise mit der transsibirischen Eisenbahn; mit Rovos Rail von Daressalam nach Kapstadt und Peru-Bolivien-Chile.
    Und der Ritter steigt mit dem höchsten Gebot ein in die kleine Pokerrunde mit seinem Hasen, vermutlich um zum Schluß nach zähen Verhandlungen bei Peru-Bolivien-Chile zu landen.
    Doch was passiert? Afrika! Schon allein die Vorstellung von diesem großen, fremden Land mit all seinen wilden Tieren spricht offensichtlich eine Seite im Hasen an, die weder Hase noch Ritter bis dato kannten...
    Und so steht nach nur wenigen Stunden und fast ganz ohne zähe Verhandlungen fest: Von Daressalam nach Kapstadt! Eine Traumreise mit einem Traumzug! Das Ziel ist AFRIKA!

    Gesagt, getan! Schon am nächsten Tag schreitet der Ritter zur Tat.
    "Du kannst doch nicht schon buchen, bevor wir geimpft sind!"
    Aber auch diese Kleinigkeiten sind schnell gelöst. Mit nur 7 Wochen Vorlauf planen Hase und Ritter ihr bisher größtes Abenteuer: Afrika!
    Von Düsseldorf nach Zürich und von Zürich nach Daressalam.
    Schon allein unser 1. Businessclass-Flug ist eine Offenbarung!

    Entgegen aller Erwartungen ist die Einreise völlig problemlos. Am Flughafen werden wir abgeholt und in ein Taxi gesetzt. Das erste Ziel unserer Reise: Das Mövenpick-Hotel in Daressalam!
    Obwohl schon abends und dunkel ist es heiß in Daressalam. Heiß und feucht!

    Das Einchecken im Hotel gestaltet sich dann schon um einiges schwieriger als die gesamte Einreise nach Tansania. Und während wir eine dreiviertel Stunde darauf warten unser Zimmer beziehen zu können, begehen wir einen (Gottseidank folgenlosen) Fehler:
    Der Willkommensdrink ist alkoholfrei und auf Wasserbasis....
    Gut, dass wir uns am Düsseldorfer Flughafen mit Whisky eingedeckt haben (obwohl das schon ein bißchen peinlich war, morgens um 6 Uhr hochprozentigen Alkohol zu kaufen).

    Und so vergeht der erste Abend in diesem so fremden Land: Wir trinken gemeinsam die Flasche Whisky (fast) aus und sind gespannt auf das, was uns morgen erwartet.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Dar es Salaam, Daressalam, Dar-es-Salaam, Daressalaam, دار السلام, Dar əs Salam, Горад Дар-эс-Салам, Дар ес-Салаам, ཏ་རེ་སི་ས་ལམ།, Дар-эс-Салам, Dar es-Salaam, Νταρ ες Σαλάμ, Daresalamo, Dar es-Salam, دارالسلام, Dar es Salam, Dárasalám, דאר א-סלאם, दार अस सलाम, DAR, ダルエスサラーム, დარ-ეს-სალამი, 다르에스살람, Дар-эс-Салам шаары, Dar es Salamas, Dāresalāma, Дар ес Салам, दार एस सलाम, ဒါအက်စ် ဆယ်လန်းမြို့, ਦਾਰ ਅਸ ਸਲਾਮ, Dar Es Salaam, Dar es Salams, Dar es Salám, தாருஸ்ஸலாம், ดาร์-เอส-ซาลาม, Darüsselam, دارېسسالام, Дар-ес-Салам, Dar Es Salam, 达累斯萨拉姆, דאר עס סאלאאם, 三蘭港

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