Archive for August, 2014

Dora Bitsi

Dora Bitsi

Aug 31 2014
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Burundi : New addition to our AfriQuest!

No more than 20 years have passed since the horrors of the so called “civil war” that brought death to more than 200.000 Burundians. Even though Burundi nowadays is still struggling to let go of its past,the beauty we found in this small country is unlike any of the previous 5 countries we have visited. Our…

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Dora Bitsi

Dora Bitsi

Aug 26 2014
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A day with the Pygmies in Burundi

They welcomed us by dancing. An elder woman started dancing and more and more children were gathering clapping hands to the rhythm and singing. It was the first time we receive such a warm welcome and according to Olivier this is what they do to all the visitors in their village! Soon, the whole village…

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Dora Bitsi

Dora Bitsi

Aug 17 2014
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Safari in Ngorongoro Crater

Saying the last goodbye to the coast and the Indian Ocean, it was time to explore the vast plains of  North Tanzania. Next stop? The Safari capital of the country, Arusha. On one of the most comfortable bus rides from Dar it took us though almost 10 hours to cover the 650 km distance north…

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Elpis Chrysovergis

Elpis Chrysovergis

Aug 12 2014
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Karibu Tanzania!

On our first encounter with the nation of Tanzania , after crossing the borders with  Malawi we received a very strange welcoming. By using some tricks, local touts are selling Tanzanian shillings in a very good exchange rate in an effort to rip you off by taking instead all of your money.Thankfully last minute we…

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Elpis Chrysovergis

Elpis Chrysovergis

Aug 11 2014
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Arabian Nights in Zanzibar

Zanzibar is an archipelago consisting of two main islands of Unguja (commonly referred to as Zanzibar Island for tourist simplicity), Pemba and about 51 other surrounding small islets.The name Zanzibar is derived from a combination of two Arabic words, ‘Zenj’, meaning black, and ‘bar’, being the Arabic word for land, resulting in the ancient title…

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