Arusha, Tanzania and the end of Safari

 

Today’s drive in Tanzania was a beast.  But at least we got to follow some funny car designs.

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Tanzania has well-maintained roads compared to Kenya but the occasional road construction areas forces vehicles to drive in ditches and on crazy dirt roads with one lane.

We stopped in a small town on the way from Ngorongoro to Arusha for dinner.  The van parked on the main road and we wandered around for a bit before heading to our dinner venue.

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There was a lot of agricultural work going on in the rice fields and bringing bananas to market.

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The market in town was hopping.  Full of fruits, vegetables, beans, and of course bananas.  Many different kinds of bananas.  I really liked the red bananas.  Smaller and sweeter than the normal ones people eat.

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They also brew beer from bananas.  This stuff is awful though- you have to basically chew it.  Don’t try it- trust me!

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After the dreadful banana beer taste test we meandered down the street to our food spot.

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G Adventures works with a local family to cook us a delicious meal.   This was my favorite meal of the trip.

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So much good food!

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I had thirds.

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We drove the rest of the way into Arusha to finish our safari with our food babies from lunch.  Arusha is a big city- nothing too special.  The next leg of my trip is a 3 hours bus ride taking me to Moshi, Tanzania and Mount Kilimanjaro. I have one rest day before meeting my climbing group.  I’m a little nervous about the mountain climbing portion of the trip!

Safari recap, the hits and misses, and more is coming up next!  Then on to Mt. Kilimanjaro. I’m climbing a mountain soon! Eek!

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  1. September 25, 2014

    […] safari was a comfort tour through G Adventures that starts in Nairobi, Kenya and ends in Arusha, Tanzania.  A comfort tour means that it is more $$$ but you get nicer amenities.  I admit I was a little […]

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