Posted by: Larzizou | December 29, 2007

Arusha, Tanzania

At about 8h30 am, the overland truck in which I am gonna be travelling throughout eastern and southern Africa, for 50 days, picks me up at my hotel in Nairobi. In addition to the tour leader and the driver, there are 16 passengers, mostly Australians and New Zealanders. I am the only non native English speaker.

This is the truck.


And this is Paul, our adorable and extremely cautious driver.


We drive through bumpy shoddy roads for a few hours. It is not particularly pleasant, but we get to see the country.


The quintessential East-African Acacia tree.


At the end of the afternoon, we arrive at a camp adjoining a Masai village, which we visit. Masais are traditionally dressed with this blue and reddish piece of cloth.


They show us a local game: who can jump for the longest time. We participate but lack training.



  1. I’ve been to Arusha, it’s great! Did you take the airplane with the leopard print on the walls? Their airport is funny too. Ah memories!

  2. No, I didn’t but wish I did know it even existed. I drove from Nairobi to Arusha, so haven´t been to the airport either.

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