Moshi – by the foot of Kilimanjaro

September 28, 2006 1 By Jakob

So we’ve now pretty much enjoyed our first day here. I’m writing now, since we’re probably not going to be in touch with any kind of connection  whatsoever over the next couple of days.

We arrived yesterday at Kilimanjaro International airport and went straight to the hotel on the outskirts of Moshi. Yesterday evening when we arrived, Moshi looked pretty dead, but this morning we took the shuttle bus to the city centre, and Moshi turned out to be a bustling 200.000 citizens town with much life to show. Spending some time at a cafe certainly gave Eric the chance to make a couple of great shots of people doing their things; the police on a razzia, a guy carrying a ton of cast iron on a huge wheel barrow, that kind of stuff. People are in general extremely friendly, and we’ve rarely had the feeling that people see us as walking cash machines. Just the kids seem to never give up in asking for money, pens, or chocolate.

Back at Hotel Springlands we’ve now been briefed on the next 7 days of safari. Up tomorrow is Lake Manyara and further down the road we’ll be visiting the Ngorongoro crater, the Serengeti National Park and many other (I’m sure) great places to see!! Already looking forward to show some pictures here – can’t do that as this place is being highly protective about their computers. Quite understandable, I guess.

Looking very much forward to tell about our safari adventures later !!! 🙂