We were ready for a roadtrip trough Tanzania. Our visa was about to expire and we were on our way to Malawi. We started in Moshi and ended up in Mbeya.
Waking up everyday to the magnificent country that Tanzania is. Here are all the morning photos we took in this fascinating country!
After about four weeks of staying in, sometimes luxury, hotels and lodges it was time to camp again! This time at a grassy area at the Mwanza Yacht Club. Proper campings are scarce in Tanzania. After that we drove to the border and camped at a German Fort. The next day we passed the border of Rwanda.
One of the most unique experiences in Africa when talking about wildlife is ‘The Great Migration’. More than a million wildebeests migrate throughout the year. According to our research the wildebeests had to be in the ‘Western corridor’ of the park. We started hesitating while we were in the park. Weren’t we too late?
The next morning the Ngorongoro crater was our first highlight of the day. After taking in the views we proceeded to Serengeti National Park. Next to all the pretty things we saw the highlights for me were the gazelles, lions, elephants, hippos and even a leopard in a tree!
Arusha NP is one of the smallest in the area but is known for its diverse scenery: swamps, plains, mountain and the Ngordoto crater. Tarangire National park was the next park on our list. Some books describe this park as one of the few places where you can still admire the African nature the way it was intended.
What an adventure driving to Emau Hill. The road was muddy and steep. The last kilometers we had to walk. The owners are very unfriendly but the location is perfect and we saw a lot of chameleons. The next day we went to Lushoto and did a hike to Irente Viewpoint. We drove further to Moshi and saw the Kilimanjaro.
Since Dar es Salaam isn’t exactly the ‘place to be’ we left early the next morning in the direction of Bagamoyo, a little fishing village 70 km North of Dar. The main purpose of staying here was to acclimatise: have a nice lunch, visit the local fish market, admire old ruins and stay in a lovely B&B.
The boutique hotel is actually a huge beach house with a colonial touch. The Italian owners decorated the seven rooms in a beautiful way. It truly was a paradise. Moreover the location was perfect. When you go down the stairs of the garden you step onto the white beach with palm trees at either side.