Arriving in Zanzibar

September 30th – Day Six Please note that on truck cleaning duty last night (the 29th) I managed to dunk my mobile phone in a bucket of water, and so far it hasn’t come back to life. As such any mobile communication is best directed to Keryn’s phone. Sunrise at the Silver Sands camp site […]

Driving to Dar es Salaam

September 29th – Day Five We awoke to find our washing still very wet. Breakfast was had in a light drizzle and we had to rig up a line in the truck, Jacques coming up trumps with his knots. It was a long driving day as we made our way to Dar es Salaam. Events […]

Maasai Village

September 28th – Day Four The morning was spent driving back to the Snake Park. Once there we got organised and then visited the Maasai Museum on site. An interesting tour took us though many aspects of Maasai life and culture, explaining the processes and garb that accompany the different stages of a Maasai life […]

Safari time

September 27th – Day Three We all woke up bright and early to have breakfast before our drivers were scheduled to arrive at 7.15. Once they arrived we split into three groups and then got into the relevant vehicle for our drive to the Ngorongoro crater. Keryn and I were with Helen, Lyn and Jacques […]

Arusha to Karatu

26th September – Day Two Today we find ourselves in Arusha. We arose around 7am after a noisy night, the neighbouring campsite packing up before 6am and the constant noise of trucks passing and dogs fighting keeping us up. Breakfast was served and again was very tasty. I had a shower in the only warmish […]

Onward from Nairobi

25th September – Day One Up early to finish packing and have breakfast before the truck arrived. I rang the lost property counter at the airport and was in luck, the tripod had arrived on the morning flight! Once Jacques and co had arrived I had a quick word and it was decided we would […]

A Day in Nairobi

24th September We awoke to the sounds of what must have been dawn chorus, though to me the louder birds sounded more like babies wailing, loudly. Very slowly we came awake and got moving and after showers and getting dressed it was downstairs for breakfast. The buffet was nice, plenty of food both warm and […]


23rd September So we made it to Nairobi only missing one piece. The journey from Highams Park to Heathrow was completed with a minimum of fuss. We got the Heathrow Express from Paddington as the Piccadilly Line currently doesn’t go to Heathrow Terminal 4. I think in the future we might always take the Heathrow […]

Outward bound

It’s our last day at work today before heading off into the wilds of Africa. Tomorrow morning we fly out of Heathrow and then 8 hours or so later we arrive in Nairobi and the adventure begins. By all accounts the airport will be an adventure as well what with potentially corrupt customs staff, tireless […]

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