This was a preparatory walk to stretch our legs before starting to climb Kilimanjaro the following day. We hired a guide through our hotel, and he took us past simple houses scattered through the fertile countryside overlooked by Mount Meru. The highlight was the visit to a local school and later we called in to a brewery producing banana beer!
It was an ideal way to spend a few hours of our first day in Tanzania, and the only time we really got close to seeing what life is like for the people living there.
- I'll remember most the schoolchildren in their classroom, and running around outside
- The best bit was being out there walking through a typical part of rural Africa
- The strangest bit was the tour of the brewery
- The most remarkable sight was the crowd of schoolchildren walking along with us when we left the school
- We were also impressed by the intensive nature of the agriculture
This story also has a comprehensive gallery of images from the walk - just double click on them to see larger versions.
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne< Back to Tanzania page for links to other stories
|Location||Dispersed rural community around Moivaro Lodge, on the eastern edge of Arusha, northern Tanzania|
|Date walked||4 September 2007|
|Walk type||Countryside and easy hill walks|
|Difficulty||Suitable for anyone who enjoys and easy walk. Just a couple of short stretches going uphill and downhill.|
|Distance||About 7 km / 4 miles|
|Time taken||3 hrs|
|Walk source info||Our guide, Livingstone|
|Getting there||Start and finish at our hotel, Moivaro Lodge|
|Places to stay||Moivaro Lodge|