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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 – 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 10: Endless Plains

Running Log, 1/1/11 — 25 minutes in and around Lake Ndutu Tented Camp. On the last day of 2010, after my final run of the year at the Dik Dik campground, I joined my family for an improvised New Year’s … Continue reading

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Tanzania – Part 8: Into the Serengeti

“Parks Tanzania” by Bamse – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Parks_Tanzania.svg#/media/File:Parks_Tanzania.svg It was about 4:00 in the afternoon when we finally arrived at Klein’s Gate, the Northeast entrance to Serengeti National Park, one of the … Continue reading

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Tanzania – Part 7: Out of the Desert

We finally left the camp at Lake Natron at about 11:00 on the morning of December 30th. Rob had wanted us to leave an hour earlier, and we had dutifully packed all our bags the previous evening for a quick … Continue reading

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