Category Archives: Tanzania

Tanzania – Epilogue: My Own Worst Enemy

The end of my Tanzania story is the beginning of a different story. I’m not especially eager to relate the events that followed our return from Africa, because for weeks I repeatedly acted like a stubborn idiot. Reading my own … Continue reading

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Tanzania – Part 17: The Long Way Home

As the familiar Land Cruiser pulled into the driveway at the Outpost hotel, we realized with a pang of sadness that this would be the last time we’d see Rob and Peter. They had been our guides and protectors, taking … Continue reading

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Tanzania – 16: Civil Unrest

Photo: Tanzanian Affairs 1/5/2011 Our last full day in Arusha began uneventfully. There were no predawn wake-up calls, no sleeping bags to roll up, no tents to take down, and no maps to consult. For the first time in the … Continue reading

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Tanzania – 15: Return to Arusha

Lake Manyara I started publishing this journal in January 2011, shortly after my family returned from our unforgettable trip to Tanzania. But telling the story of the trip turned out to be a much bigger project than I bargained for. … Continue reading

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Tanzania – Part 14: Ngorongoro

Running Log, 1/4/11 — Rest Waking in the cold pre-dawn and looking out over the edge of the world from the rim of the great Ngorongoro caldera, Arusha seemed a thousand miles and a lifetime away. It was hard to … Continue reading

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Tanzania – Part 13: Empakai

Running Log, 1/3/11 — 3M at Ngorongoro Campground After a week on Safari, this would be the first time we would be staying in the same place for more than one night. It felt luxurious to watch other campers pack … Continue reading

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Tanzania – Part 12: The Rim of the Crater

  Simba campground on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. It was already three in the afternoon when we began the two-hour drive to the Ngorongoro highlands. Leaving Oldupai, the road was flat, and the terrain was dry and barren. But … Continue reading

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