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our first elephant encounter

Giraffes on the airstrip

September 22nd 2011
Today we flew from Dar es Salaam to Ruaha in the Iringa region in the southern part of Tanzania. This was after 24 hours or so of transit from Washington, DC the day before, with just 10 hours at the hotel to sleep and get us back together. But I was so excited I didn’t care. We took a little 12-seater plane into the bush, making several stops between Dar and our airstrip in Ruaha. At one po ... read more
Africa » Tanzania » South

Tanzanian Flag Shortly after independence, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and po... ... read more
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