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Locked and loaded

June 23, 2015

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The rifle was big. Almost the same size as the ranger. Clever has worked for Arusha National Park for 11 years. He patrols the park regularly for poachers. The illegal ivory trade is still thriving in Tanzania. The country is among the worst in Africa (Mozambique also guilty) for this activity and according to conservationists […]

Serengeti National Park

June 21, 2015

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I cannot put into words how exceptional my safari has been. From the moment we left the registration office it has read like a Nat Geo series – except this was all achieved in less than 48hours – unheard of!!! My buddy B from Bozeman who works in wildlife docco couldn’t believe the list of […]

Flat tyre

June 21, 2015

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Getting a flat tyre is an inconvenience at the best of times, but having one in the Serengeti is positively suicidal. Although every vehicle has at least two spares, it is easy to use up both as the road is so bad. We bombed it down the dirt track flanked by the plains either side, […]

Lake Manyara

June 20, 2015

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My two safari companions are neither Swiss nor a couple. They are two female German friends who live in Berlin and are in their 40s. They have a great sense of humour, are extremely well travelled and love wildlife. I can’t complain, this has been a stroke of luck! After getting to know them over […]

You are most welcome

June 16, 2015

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“Karibu!” (you are welcome) is a phrase you hear a lot when arriving in Tanzania. My pigeon Swahili is coming back and it is bringing looks of delight and smiles when I utter a phrase. Immigration was hassle free to get a stamp, I answered a few questions, smiled, exchanged pleasantries and handed over 50 dollars. […]

Tanzania

June 16, 2015

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It’s been a long time coming but I am finally on my way to Tanzania, my father’s birthplace. He immigrated to the UK age 17 during the 1960s and only went back once for his honeymoon.          The trip has been in my mind for some years but dad’s poor health has been the catalyst […]

Essaouira – magic cookies, viagra and fish

January 31, 2015

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Essaouira is a beautiful. It has a wonderful classy charm about it. The harbour is filled with small battered fishing boats, men selling their freshly caught catch of the day and al fresco dining everywhere. The beach is sandy and if you walk away from the medina gates trendy cafe and bars are dotted along […]