Tag Archives: Dar es Salaam

A tour through Dar traffic!!


I have written about the hazards of the Dar es Salaam traffic.  We tried again yesterday, this time taking the ferry, but the trip still took us about 7 hours there and back, just to buy some food for the … Continue reading

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Dar es Salaam Zoo


After our recent visit to the beautiful Ruaha National Park and Mikumi National Park in Tanzania, we decided to visit the local Dar es Salaam Zoo on recommendation from a few Tanzanian friends. I don’t like zoos, as I hate … Continue reading

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Ruaha – probably the most exquisite gem in Tanzania, and often overlooked in favour of the more well-known Serengeti


This is part two of our trip into Tanzania this past week – a much deserved soul-break for Kobus and I. I quote from the brochure we were given by Sarah, the manageress at Kwihali Camp, after one of her … Continue reading

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National Parks of Tanzania – Mikumi


  Dar es Salaam, home to almost 10 million people and an infrastructure simply not coping with urbanisation, can play havoc with one’s state of mind – especially if like Kobus, you are a farmer, used to the wide open … Continue reading

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Sunset Strolls in Dar harbour with canine kids


We are animal mad, Kobus and I.  We flew our three dogs and one cat up with us to Dar es Salaam (sadly left two black kittie brothers at home, but with a beloved niece who takes super care of … Continue reading

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Are we ever satisfied with our lot in life?


I’m not an expert on life, just human, and hope that by sharing this past week’s emotions with you, I touch someone somewhere…… As this blog has a two-fold reason to exist, one being to assist me in filling my … Continue reading

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The week that was: Zanzibar before all the disasters


Before the sinking of the Skagit, or the pain of the sea urchins  and Sakkie getting such snot sickness (flu) – apparently rife this time of year in Dar es Salaam, as it is considered their winter as well, we … Continue reading

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Wiki kuwa alikuwa – bahari urchins – oh maumivu


To all my East African readers – I do not profess to be able to write anything in Swahili, but Google Translate seems to do a good job!: Baada ya siku chache kupendeza katika Zanzibar, mimi akarudi nyumbani na wavulana. … Continue reading

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The week that was – sinking of Skagit ferry, sea urchins, snotty noses and sore stomachs


Part one – Skagit disaster: We had the two younger boys here this past week.  As we were supposed to have settled in Zanzibar, I had booked them return tickets on 1Time Airline, directly from O R Tambo International, Johannesburg to Zanzibar airport, way … Continue reading

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“Climax” on a hospital wall??


We have had a rough ride, that is for sure.  Leaving kids, family, goods, lifestyle and country is not for sissies!  And then to wait for answers about the exact location we will end up, not knowing a soul, working … Continue reading

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