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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Safari with the Sapsfords - day 1

We set out at a decent time (9.30am) to drive to Karatu for our first stopover.
 
 driving down the highway

 safari car full of girls


 safari car full of boys

 Mto wa Mbu (Mosquito River)

 negotiating a 'good price'



 lunch at Mto wa Mbu


We spent some time walking around Mto wa Mbu and shopped in the local markets (so pleased the Sapsfords are a shopping family).

 the markets in Mto wa Mbu

 driving upwards towards Karatu

 looking out over Lake Manyara
 
 Karatu street scene

We stayed overnight at the Bougainvillea Lodge in Karatu. It was so wonderful to sit and relax away from Arusha - and to have a proper hot shower!


 Andrew holding $35,000 worth of Tanzanite
 
listening to facts about Tanzanite

dinner at the lodge

1 comment:

  1. Woah never heard of Tanzanite but sheesh, wouldn't want go losing that rock!!

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