Published: October 5th 2009October 5th 2009
I made it to Tanzania!! Flew into Mt. Kilimanjaro airport last night under a full moon and starry skies. Arrived at the Outpost Lodge in Arusha an hour later, exhausted and dehydrated, unsure of my surroundings in the darkness all around me. Taken to my room, I didn't dare step outside to try to find water or food, for fear of the tigers outside my door....actually there were no tigers, just howling winds and avacado seeds falling onto my thatch roof and trees slamming into my windows...you can just imagine in my delirious state...I'm thinking it's got to be tigers! Needless to say, after crawling under my mosquito net and lying with my eyes wide open for hours, I slept very little before waking up at sunrise to peek out my door at the amazing beauty surrounding me. Lush green plants and bright beautiful flowers all around. I ate breakfast in the mambo cafe under the rising sun and just sat absorbing the scenery all around...not a tiger to be seen. Many other tourists around me, very friendly, most of them seeming to be heading out on safari. Not many speaking swahili, but I'm trying to practice mine with the staff as much as possible. I am waiting for my ride to pick me up and bring me the rest of the way (about a 4 hour drive) to the childrens' village. I'm anxious to see the rest of Tanzania in the daylight. And I'll try to take some pics!
Love you all!