Which means long journey or expedition in Swahili, and boy what an adventure we had. Back at the end of February we spent four days bumping along dirt tracks, being enveloped in dust and watching more and more bits fall off our jeep.
On the first day we got up early
To take in an awesome view of Ngorogoro crater
Then we drove to the Serengeti national park and popped the top of the still largely intact jeep
We found out that the trees in the Serengeti aren’t like trees in other places
They have leopards hiding in them!
We stopped for lunch on high ground so lions couldn’t eat us
We spent the afternoon spotting more wildlife
After a good night’s sleep we got up early again to watch the sunrise
We drove back through the Serengeti to Ngorogoro crater and saw (very small) rhinos
We left Ngorogoro crater just before a storm came in and soaked all the other tourists
It was thanks to our awesome driver and guide Ben that we spotted all of this amazing wildlife
And the car didn’t really break that much – in four days there was a passenger door that wouldn’t stay closed, a flat tyre, loss of a lot of axle fluid and the shearing of one of the metal roof supports. Just a normal amount of broken stuff for Tanzania!