Category Archive: Tanzania

Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar, Tanzania

Central Africa remained a blank spot on Western maps of the world well into the 1800s.  The explorers who eventually filled in the empty spaces – famous names like Livingstone, Stanley, Burton, and… Continue reading

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area extends from the main crater all the way to the border of Serengeti National Park.  On the morning of the third day of our safari we drove across the… Continue reading

Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Drained from the Kilimanjaro hike, I spent a couple days relaxing in Moshi while I lined up a safari to the parks in northern Tanzania.  The travel agency at my hotel found a… Continue reading

Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Day 1 – Marangu Entrance Gate (1,970m) to Mandara Hut (2,700m) At dawn on the first morning of my Kilimanjaro trek I stood on the roof of my hotel and watched the first… Continue reading

Moshi, Tanzania

I took a bus from Kampala back to Nairobi, stopping just long enough to arrange a ride to Moshi, Tanzania.  Along the way I met one interesting American after another – Lars, a… Continue reading