Part 6: Tanzania – Beginning The Adventure At The Arusha Coffee Lodge

Intro – An African Safari With A Little Seychelles Sprinkled In
Part 1: Getting To The Seychelles Via Dubai
Part 2: A Soggy Stopover In Dubai
Part 3: Stunning Seychelles – Praslin And La Digue
Part 4: Stunning Seychelles – Mahe Island
Part 5: Kilimanjaro Bound
Part 6: Tanzania – Beginning The Adventure At The Arusha Coffee Lodge
Part 7: Game Drives in Ngorongoro, Ndutu, Serengetti, Lake Manyara, And Tarangire

 

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It was a fairly long ride to Arusha from Kilimanjaro Int’l. made longer by the local rush hour traffic.

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Rush Hour In Arusha

The payoff was the secluded and serene Arusha Coffee Lodge, situated in the heart of the bustling city and in the middle of a working coffee plantation.

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Stand Alone Villas Amongst The Coffee Beans

The villas were lovely, with separate lounge area and bedroom.  There was also a private deck with a working fireplace should you be there long enough to use it.  Neither the internet nor the TV worked, however.  And there was no A/C.

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Mosquito Netted Four Poster Bed

The bathroom was also very large and modern.  I wished I had more time there to enjoy it.

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Nice Bathroom With Coffee Themed Fixtures And Amenities

But alas I had arrived late, and our journey would begin early the next morning.  I started the day off with an amazing breakfast, and met up with my guide Deo, and the other travelers in the group, five of us total.

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Breakfast At Arusha Coffee Lodge

We hopped into the Safari 4 WD vehicle and started off on the long  journey to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater where we would check into Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge in preparation for our first game drive the next morning.

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Our 4WD Home For The Next Week

NEXT – Part 7:  Game Drives In Ngorongoro, Ndutu, Serengetti, Lake Manyara, And Tarangire 

 

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