You may have heard of the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania before, possibly in the context of the great wildebeest migration. Even without the famous migration, though, the Ngorongoro Crater is spectacular and a sight to behold. Today, I’d like to tell you about this amazing feat of nature. I’ll also tell you about the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the UNESCO World Heritage Site that it lies in. Without further ado, here goes! What is the Ngorongoro Crater? I like to call the Ngorongoro Crater a big hole in the ground. Of course, it’s a lot more than that, but that is … Continue reading
At the beginning of March, I turned a scary-for-me age. I could feel age creeping up on me. I had become one of those people who no longer understood why “young people" did the things they did. One thing I couldn’t understand, for instance, was why they spent so much time on Instagram. I mean: what’s so fun about looking at pictures posted by people you don’t even know? Then, two “young people", my youngest brother (@RichieWallStreet) and my nephew (@Muhaya_Fulani) convinced me to give Instagram a try. Ha ha ha…the joke was on me: it’s been two months and … Continue reading
Our road trip began on a cold morning in Mugumu, Tanzania, at Giraffe Garden Hotel, where I’d spent the night, having arrived the day before from Mwanza, via Bunda and Butiama (also in Tanzania). After a quick breakfast, my travel mates and I jumped into our cars for the short 40 km ride to the Ikoma gate of the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park. Our destination was Arusha, where most of my travel companions lived, but the road to Arusha would take us through both the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. As it … Continue reading
If you are anything like I used to be, you might think that Mwanza, Tanzania is a small, sleepy, upcountry town—disguised as a city—with few interesting things to do in and around it. After spending a few days in Tanzania’s second largest city, I’ve changed my mind. I now know that Mwanza is a scenic, burgeoning, lakeside city (somewhat deserving of that name), with a selection of things to do in its vicinity. Don’t believe me? Here’s a list of seven things I enjoyed doing during my last trip to Mwanza that you can enjoy too the next time you visit!
As those of you who follow me on Facebook and Twitter might know, I spent the end of last week visiting Northern Tanzania—Mwanza, Mara (including Butiama), the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Arusha. Because of the busy itinerary planned, I didn’t attempt to blog about the trip while on it but, rather, shared what I could on Twitter, saving the blogging for when I got back to Dar es Salaam. For those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter (or for those of you who do but somehow missed my tweets), this first post is a … Continue reading