Thursday, May 24, 2012

Africa! - Day 8

3/15/12 - Snake Park to Dar Es Salaam

Woke up at 4:00 am to pack and load the truck. We're making the long haul from Arusha to Dar Es Salaam. Supposed to take around 12 hours. Stopped in the small town of Moshi along the way to look at Mt. Kilimanjaro. Saw several Baobab trees, some over one thousand years old. Huge!

Drove along the Usambara Mountain Range for a while. Miles of Sisal plants that are used to make rope.

A few other towns we passed through along the way were Usambara to Segera to Chalinze.

Finally arrived to Dar Es Salaam around 5pm. Took us 2 more hours to get to our campsite on the coast of the Indian Ocean. Traffic is crazy here. This city is a nightmare!

Kipepao camp is where we are staying. I set up my tent on the sand and am about 200 feet from the ocean. Awesome! It's extremely humid here. Had some dinner then went to the bar at the camp site to have a beer and sing Happy Birthday to Pip!

Baobab Tree 

African version of a Scotch egg. 

Hardboiled egg wrapped in sausage, deep fried. 

A main roadway in and out of Dar. Nightmare.

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