The one thing I am not going to miss about this holiday will be the early starts. The alarm goes off at 4:15am and we are up and ready for breakfast at 5am with our hosts.
Tembo Tamu has been a real home from home and I would recommend it to anyone coming to this region.
As we travel there is a dramatic change beyond Arusha from lush and verdant and mountainous to dry and arid and flat.
Then we stop and have to get out. There has been a mechanical failure. Over the next 90mins we sit and wait in the baking hot sun. , As we seek what little shade there is, the only relief from the heat is the dry wind which whistles through the wires. Not much but it helps.
Of course this coincides with the completed repairs. I make a hasty dash for the coach.
Progress remains slow and the afternoon drags into a slow Tuesday night. In the end it has taken us 16 hours to get to Mwanza. I write this at most midnight from a sofa in my lounge. We’re home!
Modes of Transport
There’s one last blog post tomorrow to tie things up. Thanks for following our journey over the 4 weeks. Do consider looking at our regular blog Tanzalongs for a slice of ordinary life in Africa.