Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and summiting the highest free-standing mountain in the world is a bucket list adventure for many. But you’re on the go, don’t have much time, feel not quite fit enough or simply can’t get your head around not showering for a week? Not a problem.
Do you want to go camping and spend seven days in Tanzania’s Great Outdoors? Our new colleague and Guest Relations Officer Eugene didn’t have to think twice before answering with a resounding: Yes! And off he went in mid-February to go on our Tanzania – The Wild Side camping safari.
We have anxiously been awaiting this day and now it is here – the beginning of our Tanzanian adventure. We say goodbye to the mother city and board our plane to Johannesburg O.R Tambo International Airport, one of the busiest airports in Africa. After a short stopover in Johannesburg, we continue to Dar es Salaam. It is almost midnight and we look forward to a little rest.
Looking out over the endless plains, a few flat top acacias dotted here and there, all around you and as far as you can see, just animals and an orchestra of bellows and barks setting the tone. Take a step and suddenly you feel the ground vibrating with over 2 million animals on the move…This is the Great Migration.
Just about 5 hours after I departed from Johannesburg with the non-stop flight from Kulula, I arrive in Dar es Salaam. This small airline is only one of many that offer a fast and direct connection between the largest city in South Africa and the largest coastal town in Tanzania.