On Safari Part 4 – Zanzibar

Like the Kenyan island of Lamu, where Lila and I were married, the island chain of Zanzibar is best known for its unique Swahili culture and strategic place in the Indian Ocean. Historically Zanzibar was an extremely important hub of trade from the East African country side, known particularly for its abundance of spices (hence the name “The Spice Island”), ivory, and most infamously slaves that were taken from the villages of East Africa to the ...

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On Safari Part 4 – Tanzania

With our truck clean and re-energized with a new crew of travelers, we departed Kenya and headed south once again – this time to the country of Tanzania. After twelve hours of spine jarring jolts and bumps on possibly the worst road we had traveled upon so far, and we reached the Tanzanian city of Arusha where we stocked up on supplies for the final stage of our safari.

Our first stop, the Ngorongoro Crater, the ...

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