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  • Day305

    Der Anfang vom Ende

    July 3, 2019 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    "Das ist der Anfang vom Ende Cäsers"
    "Oh ja der Anfang vom Ende Cäsers"(hände reib)

    So langsam geht es wirklich los,
    Noch 57 Tage,
    jeder Tripp kann der letzte irgendwo hin sein.
    Und nein ich wurde hier nicht zum Diktator auf Lebenszeit ernannt,meine Mitfreiwilligen mögen die Demokratie genauso wie die 60 Verschwörer damals,aber an dieses Zitat musste ich in letzter Zeit häufiger denken.
    Der Zwiespalt in vielen Mitgliedern der Gruppe, die Freude alle Leute Zuhause wieder zusehen, die naja mehr oder minder Trauer hier weg zu müssen.

    Aber was ist überhaupt so alles passiert seit dem ich vom Kilimandscharo runtergekommen bin.

    Um es schnell zusammenzufassen nicht viel.
    Bis auf die letzten Tage.
    Nach einer angemessen Entspannungsphase, die auf den Aufstieg folgte verbrachte ich meine Freizeit meistens mit Ina, Antonia und Braiton.
    Eine Woche Später kam auch Madleen aus ihrem Urlaub wieder.
    Zur selben Zeit traff ich endlich die Ibler in Moshi wieder.

    Diesen Sonntag überzeugte mich dann Lilith mit ihr doch mal eben die Wanderung nach Moshi zu machen.

    So kam es das wir Montag Morgens, um 4 aufbrachen um vor beginn der großen Hitze(der Regen ist weg der Schweiß wieder da) die 40km nach Moshi zu Wandern.
    Als wir an der Kiomako vorbeikamen entschied sich Bosco das er uns doch folgen können und so waren wir die nächste Stunde damit beschäftigt zu probieren den Hund loszuwerden.
    Nachdem uns dies mit Hilfe eines Pickis gelungen ist führten wir unseren Abstieg zur Hauptstraße weiter.
    Irgendwann zwischen 6-7 machten wir in Himo unseren ersten Zwischenstop um zu Frühstücken,wir hatten die ersten 16km erstaunlich schnell geschafft und machten uns nun bereit den Rest auf der eher flachen Strecke in der aufgehenden Sonne nicht ganz so schnell zu schaffen.
    Einige Stunden,und den Einsatzt von viel Sonnencreme später,hielten wir in Uchira für unseren ersten und letzten Soda stop.
    Bis dahin ist die Zeit nur so geflogen,doch ein paar Stunden hinter Uchira fangen die Ausenbezirke von Moshi an.
    In diesen und mit unterstützung der nun glühenden Sonne, denkt man jeder hügel sei der letzte,so ist dem aber nicht.
    Dann endlich um 12:20 nach knapp 7:30 gehen(der Rest war Pausen und Hund) erreichten wir die Royal lodge.
    Nach einer kurzen Pause,und einem Siegesbier waren meine Beine wieder bereit zu gehen also gingen wir zu einem lokalen Restaurant um Reis und Bohnen zu besorgen.
    Danach streifte ich noch eine knappe Stunde durch Moshi bevor ich mich ins Noah zurücksetzte.
    Glücklich in dem Gewissen keinen Muskelkater bekommen zu haben schlief ich in diesem ein.
    Als ich erwachte musste ich feststellen das ich mich so blöd hingesetzt hatte das für den nächsten Tag mein Linkes Knie jedesmal weh tat sobald ich es streckte.

    Gestern(Dienstag der 2.7)
    Stand für uns ein weiteres großea Event an,
    Marcus und Oliver waren mit 2 Gruppen,bestehend aus Age mitarbeitern,Lehrern und anderweitigen Leuten in Tanzania unterwegs.
    Und diese Gruppen kamen an der Kiomako zu einem großen Essen zusammen.
    Diese Chance auf ein gratis Essen wollten wir uns nicht entgehen lassen so fanden 4 von uns sich dort zum Essen ein.
    Es gab natürlich noch weitere Gründe so waren wir die Representen der Organisation,und um die Betten der Schule rechtzeitig fertig zu bekommen wurde bei unseren Zimmern die letzten 3 nächte durch geschweißt und geflext.
    Während die älteren Gäste eine Führung durch die Schule bekamen viel es mir zu einer neunjährigen und ihrer Mutter unsere Tiere zu zeigen.
    Zu gegeben das habe ich auch lieber gemacht als die Schule zu Zeigen und einen Haufen Photos von mir machen zu lassen.
    Nachdem der Besuch dann weg war gingen wir zum Markt um einzukaufen,unsere Tour wurde etwas länger als wir Gilly und Isaya(mein Kiliguide) in einer Bar antrafen und kurzerhand eingeladen wurden.
    Als dann noch Madleen,Ina und Antonia aus Moshi wieder kamen und natürlich auch sofort eingeladen wurden füllten wir die Bar so weit aus das sie zwar rusgefärbt aber trotzdem weiß war.

    Zu den Photos:
    1-6: Eindrücke von der Wanderung,Zeitlich nicht in der richtigen Reihenfolge
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  • Day53

    Hakuna Matata

    February 26, 2020 in Tanzania ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    Non saprei come nominare questo post, però vorrei raccontarvi un po’ la quotidianità qua delle persone.
    Questo è un mondo a se, se non ci sei stato è difficile capire. Non riuscirei a fare paragoni.
    Si parte proprio dal banale, dalle strade.. le strade? Non ci sono strade. Arusha è una città di un milione emmezzo di abitanti.. ma per strada se si è fortunati c’è del cemento.. ma non ancora da per tutto. I negozi non esistono sono dei baracchini in mezzo alle strade che vendono cose a caso. La globalizzazione qua non è arrivata! L’unico supermercato decente qua ha prodotti di cui non ho mai sentito parlare.
    I mezzi pubblici, ecco non sono mezzi pubblici! Sono dei pulmini che come vi ho già detto riempiono in maniera scandalosa.. letteralmente uno sopra l’altro. Ma noi la mattina dobbiamo farci un’ora di strada per arrivare al progetto con questi pulmini. Mi ci sono abituata e vi dirò di più, sarà un delle cose che mi mancherà di più di questo paese. Ogni volta è un’avventura.

    C’è un grosso dubbio che mi assale, potrei mai vivere qua? Tra me e me ho pensato che questo è il posto che per ora tornerei di più, qui hanno veramente bisogno di aiuto. Qua puoi dare una mano in qualsiasi modo e sono sempre ben felice di ricevere un sostegno. Ma il turista, la persona di carnagione chiara qua sarà sempre etichettata in maniera diversa. La gente per strada ti ferma, e non sto scherzando.. ti assale. Non ti farebbero mai del male ma alla lunga può diventare pesante, ti toccano, ti urlano addosso, sanno che non parli la loro lingua quindi ne approfittano un po’. Più volte ci è stato detto che avremmo dovuto imparare lo Swahili, perché è la loro lingua nazionale.. l’inglese non basta. Questo è un grande problema tra la nostra cultura e la loro.. non sono abituati ad avere tanti turisti e ci marciano un po’ su.
    Ho letteralmente assistito a dei conduttori dei dalla dalla fare a botte perché volevano che salissimo sul loro bus! Queste cose sono cose che noi non siamo abituati a vedere.. ti lasciano un po’ di amaro in bocca.. perché per il resto questo paese è favoloso!

    Il mio progetto mi piace da morire, i bambini nella scuola sono tutti favolosi. Sempre sorridenti, sempre felici di vederci, hanno sempre voglia di stare con noi e giocare con noi. Purtroppo sono tutti bambini che hanno alle spalle delle realtà molto difficili.. orfani o bambini che hanno un solo genitore. Ed è per questo che mi sono impegnata in un progetto.. che durerà un po’ di anni nella mia vita, ma che sicuramente ne varrà la pena. Ho deciso di sponsorizzare un bambino, il suo nome è Colline, ha 7 anni (ed era ancora all’asilo..) e lunedì andrà in una boarding school, vivrà a scuola e gli verrà dato da mangiare. Starà lì fino ai 18 anni spero..
    Sono andata a vedere la scuola ( privata) dove andrà, rispetto agli standard di Arusha direi che è una scuola molto buona, ogni alunno ha una uniforme, libri, penne e tutto il necessario per ricevere una buona istruzione. Il preside è keniota e mi ha dato un ottima impressione. Non vedo l’ora che Colline inizi questo percorso.. e soprattutto non vedo l’ora di poterlo venire a trovare per vedere come si sta trovando.
    Purtroppo non si può aiutare tutti, anche se qua ho cercato di dare il più possibile! Ho rifornito la scuola di cose utili per i bambini per la scuola, non vi dico la gioia nel ricevere una semplice gomma per cancellare.. o la felicità di quando ho distribuito dei banali chupa chupa! Qua sono felici con le così più semplici e banali.. ogni giorno sempre di più mi rendo conto di quanto siamo fortunati, di quante cose diamo per scontato.
    Quanto vorrei poter aiutare di più qua, ed è proprio per questo che vorrei tornare.. tornare per vedere altri bimbi sorridere. Ne hanno proprio bisogno! Hanno una vita veramente dura
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  • Day106

    Wherever I may roam

    April 1, 2020 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    From lake Jipe I move west. My instinct calls for the savannah. Today's destination? Unclear. I just don't know! What should I make any decision for? I cannot cross any border nor do I have any certain plan for flying out to Germany. Actually, I don't even really care right now. The flights have ugly connections and/or are way too expensive. Here it's Paradise, there it's third world war (which China already won ;-). I wait for more details from the foreign office.

    So, in-between I try to find the true peace for my soul. Climbing Kili? Next time maybe. It results in pure stress with those guided tourist-bullshit-tours. In this country you are not allowed to do anything on your own! They catch you in every corner and want to squeeze money out of you. Even for shitting in the thorny bush you are obliged to pay a guide! They say, climbing Kili is 500-1000 USD and you have to pay a dude to carry your stuff. And what if I didn't want anybody to carry my dirty equipment??

    During these days I discover an improved way of travelling. Having even less of a plan than normally gives me more time for coffee stops, even time for decoration with carrot-pineapple cake (at Union Cafe in Moshi). It results in just 100-130 km per day instead of 200-400. And I tell you, 300 km here in the "wild" is already stress, rushing hectic with 12 h driving when having merely 13 h of daylight. Moshi is friendlier than expected but my car is being guarded by a friendly dude with a pump-action shotgun! I have to leave civilization. Fast!

    Anyway, this Kilimanjaro is a lie. Not to be seen anywhere. Thanks to OpenStreetMap I find some veeeery narrow, tiny, little paths through pretty farmland leading southwest around the hiding Kili. A meditational drive which gets even prettier once I enter the open pastures northeast of Mt. Meru. It's a hard cultural cut, now being dominated primarily by herding Masai whereas the region southwest of Kili was by "some mixed type of farmers" (sorry, don’t know all the different tribes with their habits yet). Today’s whole drive I unnoticedly climb around 1000 m and end up on 1500 m in the Mkuru eco camp, led by the local Masai community. The wonderful afternoon sunlight keeps me from progressing. I spend more time on top of my roof rack than behind the wheel. Finally some fresh air up here!
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  • Day63

    Tanzania Day 23 - Arusha

    September 26, 2020 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    After finishing Kilimanjaro a day early we rewarded ourselves yesterday with a day in bed doing absolutely nothing!

    Today with sore and stiff muscles still we were heading to Erastus & Mercy's wedding around 30 minutes from Arusha Town.

    We were picked up in a wedding car complete with ribbons and Gem immediately panicked as her dress was the same colour as the ribbons! After some jokes and laughter from Tony and the driver they reassured her she was fine and that the bride would be wearing white!

    We arrived at the church which had people spilling out and more people sitting outside on what seems like a churchgoers subs bench! The music and dancing had already been going for 4 hours when we arrived, we awkwardly shimmied into the church to show our face and make a donation and then promptly retreated to the safety of the subs benches outside!

    The next stop was a lake in one of the local national parks for the photos - we were watching from afar when Erastus shouts over for us to go up for our picture!!

    Afterwards was to their new house which, after a ribbon cutting ceremony at the door, was officially opened and what seemed like the entire wedding party piled in to have a look!

    Then to the back garden which had two huge marquees for each family and third smaller one at the front for the newlyweds. We were sat right at the front and almost felt bad to be, we assumed that they wanted us to be close to see everything or that it might seem better for Erastus' business life that he had westerners attending..

    Either way it was a crazy ceremony with an MC/Compere who everyone seemed to find hilarious who was dancing/singing his way through introductions. They each had a time to introduce one another's families to the whole party and afterwards had gifts brought down from various guests - some higlights were a new bed, dining room tables and chairs, a cow, two goats and numerous pots/pans! It was like a real life generation game!

    We were up and dancing a few times during certain parts of the ceremony and also had to go and accept our tables wedding cake which everyone else danced/shimmied up to collect... I tried and failed of course but raised a few laughs!

    After a buffet lunch and around 6 hours we managed to say our goodbyes and get away - but it was a great insight into an African Wedding and we were so grateful to be invited!
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  • Day106

    Captain Michi's revenge

    April 1, 2020 in Tanzania ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    Getting chased by an evil motorcyclist but I just want to make clear that I am the freaking pirate here!

  • Day11

    Banana farm

    November 21, 2019 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Eenmaal terug in Arusha werden we opgehaald door een taxi van de Banana Farm eco hostel: een hostel waar alles van banaan of bananen bladeren gemaakt zou zijn. Dat viel gelukkig wel mee, maar de bananen waren wel overal in verwerkt. De eigenaar was echt een schat die iedereen om 16uur een snack van geroosterde banaan en pinda's bracht en super lekker voor iedereen kookte, waarvoor je je voor 5 dollar kon inschrijven. We waren zelfs welkom in haar keuken en woonkamer toen het de hele dag regende. Toen we aankwamen ontmoetten we meteen leuke Nederlandse meiden die net de Kilimanjaro hadden beklommen en een groepje Duitse dokters, wat heel gezellig was. De dag erna moest Piet wat studeren en zouden we een plan maken voor de komende week. Toen we echter onze financiën hadden bekeken, bleek het een beter plan om onze vlucht om te boeken en eerder naar huis te gaan. Dit bleek vrij gemakkelijk te kunnen en we waren heel blij met deze keuze. Zo konden we nog zien wat we wilden, hoefden we niet langer in de regen te zitten en miste Piet minder studie.Read more

  • Day2

    Miriakamba hut

    June 4, 2012 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Moshi to Momella gate (1500m) onto Miriakamba Hut (2500m).
    Departed from our hotel in the morning for Momella Gate of Arusha National Park (1,500 m). After park entrance formalities, we began our hike, assited by a park ranger. The track passed open grassland, providing an opportunity to see buffalo, warthogs, giraffe, zebra and other grazers. The trail continued as a steady climb through Montane forest. After lunch, the route continued through less dense forest, where there are
    an abundance of birds and black and white Collobus monkeys. By mid-afternoon, we saw towering cliffs and the Ash Cone. We reached Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m), situated in an idyllic grassy glade, in time to enjoy the last of the afternoon sun and beautiful views over the surrounding plains towards Kilimanjaro. (4-6 hours walking). Night in a bunkhouse.
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  • Day3

    Climb to Saddle Hut

    June 5, 2012 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Miriakamba Hut (2500m) to Saddle Hut (3570m).
    The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb. We slowly ascended through lush Montane forest to reach the halfway point of Elephant Ridge. From here we enjoyed excellent views of the summit ridge and across the crater floor. The path continued through giant heather and other fascinating moorland vegetation to reach Saddle Hut (3,570 m), where lunch was provided (3-5 hours walking). The afternoon is free to relax and to enjoy the views. We then did the short climb to the nearby summit of Little Meru (3,820 m) for superb views just before sunset.Read more

  • Day35

    Meru Mbega-kampplek

    October 15, 2016 in Tanzania ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Naby die ingangshek tot Arusha- nasionale park slaap ons by Meru Mbega - die berg Meru troon uit bo ons, en Kilimanjaro in die verte. Die volmaan het nou-nou net regs van Kili uitgeloer, en ons het die okkasie gevier met braaibroodjies en Kilimanjaro-bier.Read more

  • Day1

    Arumeru

    March 20, 2018 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Get our Big Offer 2018 with Africa Natural Tours .BOOK NOW. Back-to-top. Contact Information. Email: info@africanaturaltours.com OR: africanaturaltours2008@gmail.com OR: godfreyngaiza@gmail.com. Whatsapp/Wechat +255 653679958 OR: Whatsapp: +255 764415889. Website: www.africanaturaltours.com ,Our packages involve 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.Read more

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