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    Stan & Anne,

    Following your blog with utmost interest. And with a bit of envy.

    Arusha NP and Mt.Meru are fantastic, hidden little gems among more popular north Tancania's national parks (Tarangire, Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro) and trekking destinations (Kilimanjaro). Definitely worth a visit, even if you don't intend to climb up to the summit.

    I wish you all the best for the remaining part of your fantastic adventure. I still quietly hope we will meet you somewhere on the roads of western Uganda, if you will make it to there by the end of July. We are flying to Kampala in the middle of July and will be in the western part of Uganda (Bwindi, lake Bunyoni, lake Mburo) in the last week of July.

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    For those of you that know Arusha, sitting in Fifi's Coffee Bar (has wifi) in central Arusha whilst the vehicle is undergoing another bout of TLC from Toyota. This time a front bearing. I have posted some updates.


    I have now completely recovered from my illness of over 2 weeks and am feeling full of beans. After inept medical attention I took over with self-medication (contrary to all my principles) and treated myself first for bilharzia and then malaria. I am now feeling really wonderful. Raring to go and with some luck will be sleeping on Ngorogoro Crater rim this evening and then into Serengeti for 6 days.


    According to herd tracker and fresh local reports the migration has split into 2 legs as usual. The first is north of Lobo Hills and the other in the Western Corridor around Kira Wira. We will spend a couple of days around Seronera in a special campsite and then 2 days at Lobo Hills Public Campsite, so will be well placed there.


    In the Western Corridor we have 2 days booked at Kira Wira Special Campsite so should be well placed again. Hold thumbs that our good fortune on timing bears fruit.


    Thereafter it is off to Mwanza area and Lake Victoria before making our way into Rwanda. It may be some days again before I can post. I finally managed to sort out our "modem" (dongle) today in Arusha. I thought I could not connect due to my ignorance despite the help of others. It turned out that the person I dealt with way back in Mbeya simply failed to register the sim card despite us making all the payments.


    Bumped into Eric from Paris again at Arusha NP and am glad to hear that all our friends from Kigoma, Jacobsens, Lake Tanganyika are well and that Bennie's group are already safely back in Kuils River. Groete!


    Till next time.
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    I am glad you are fine again. Now you can continue enjoying the experience. Good luck and happy travelling
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    Posting from Simba Campsite on Ngorongoro Crater rim. Spent the day in the crater, wonderful. Tomorrow off for 6 days in Serengeti and have excellent bookings with every chance of catching up with the migrating herds.


    We both feel so fortunate to have these wonderful experiences.


    It will be at least a week or so before I expect to be able to post again on our blog. Have updated today. Looking forward to sharing our Serengeti experiences with you. Both of us and the vehicle are now fighting fit again.
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    Good to hear you're both fit and up to speed again - dress warmly tonight, Simba is always cold!

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    Same thing happened to us in Mbeya last year
    And the lady had over charged me too for data i was supposed to get. Records showed that no data was loaded to my sim. She must have pocketed my payment. Probably yours too.

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    Hi to all again. Am in Mwanza Tanzania on Lake Victoria tonight and all is fine.


    We have had the most wonderful time in Serengeti. I just wish the internet was faster so I could load more photos. We are heading for Rwanda next so am not sure when I will be able to post.


    I hope you enjoy the update.
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    Wonderful trip Stan - following every kilometer!
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    Enjoy Stan and take care!
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    What a trip you guys had so far!!! It must have been an enormously enjoyable trip! Travel safe and stay in contact. Very interested in your experiences and are following on your website as much as possible!
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    Greetings, and thanks for the comments Paul, Bertie and Koos. It is important to me that there are those that are following our blog.


    We are already in Kigali Rwanda today after a long day in the saddle yesterday and I have posted some updates. Rwanda is impressing us, very organized, clean and Kigali is the most beautiful city since leaving South Africa. I have updated my posts.


    There appears to be so much ahead of us to look forward to!
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    Hi Stan!

    Nice to see you on line. I am so glad that you are better and hope than Donkey's ailments are a thing of the past completely now.

    I enjoyed your reports of Ngorogoro and Serengeti so much. Realy iconic parks of which I have been dreaming of a long time.

    Enjoy Rwanda. I will keep following you on your blog.
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    Hi Lekhubu, good to hear from you. No fear I am bursting with good health. The journey is tough over bad roads with a heavily laden vehicle. Fortunately the backup for Toyota is great in Africa, provided you go to the right people. Lesson learned!


    Look Serengeti is great but there is no need for our Southern African wilderness areas to stand back. It is just the wide open plains and the overwhelming numbers of animals that were so unique in our experience. Keep well!
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    Hey Stan, have you caught any fish? TW

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    Hi Stan

    Have a great birthday out in the bush.

    PS As you can see we now also live by the sea.
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    I check in (almost) every day on your blog to see if you have any new updates - a journey of a lifetime that you will never forget. Enjoy and be safe. Peter & Erica
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    Happy Birthday Oom Stan! You are most certainly in the right place to enjoy!!!
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    Happy birthday Stan!
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    Happy birthday Stan the man!

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    Happy birthday Stan.


    Knowing how a good bush chef Anne is, I'm sure you will be spoilt rotten today.


    Enjoy this special day to the fullest. Kind regards
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