Driving to Dar es Salaam

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Micadi Beach
It took us two days to drive to Dar es Salaam, the capitol of Tanzania.  The traffic into Dar es Salaam was quite bad, although nowhere near as bad as it can be so we didn't have too long to sit around thankfully.  We arrived at the harbour to the stench of dried fish and borded a shuttle ferry to take us across the harbour, from where we had a short drive to our campsite at Mikadi Beach.

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.
In a tuk-tuk
  We had passed through a number of Maasai villages on our way to the Serengeti National Park.

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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Micadi Beach
Micadi Beach
In a tuk-tuk
In a tuk-tuk
The passenger ferry to Dar es Sala…
The passenger ferry to Dar es Sal…