Driving to Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam Travel Blog› entry 4 of 18 › view all entries
October 30th, 2009 – by: tridantri
We were somewhat imprisoned at Mikadi Beach camp as it was too dangerous to venture outside the camp walls thanks to the so called 'beach boys' who prowl the shore waiting for a chance to mug white people. As a result we were in a kind of sanctuary, spearated from the locals and protected by Maasai, who are hired by the campsite. Nobody messes with the Maasai because they carry poisonous tipped arrows that, if struck by one, will cause death within 40 minutes! The Maasai are an indiginous African tribe that live in a semi nomadic way in Kenya and northern Tanzania.
The sea was really warm here (and I mean warm, not just not cold) and I decided to swim out to a rock a few hundred meters off the shore. It turned out to be covered in lots of really sharp shells and I ended up cutting my hand. Thankfully there were no sharks around...
It was very hot and humid here so I did not really get a very good nights sleep. We were all looking forward to going to Zanzibar the next day though as it would provide a break from the humidity and nights in the tent.
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