Overland tour begins!!!

Trip Start Jul 11, 2009
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Trip End Jun 10, 2010


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Saturday, August 15, 2009

hey all
sorry i havent wrote, no internet!!
after leaving wildbeest campsite with the final brekkie served by a massai guy (sorry forgot to mention met fiurst massia guy!!!) awesome guy thogh not with his real people, the owners of the campsite gave him work cos he asked for it, hes trying to go to uni, which is very rare for the massai peopel, but thats how tourism has changed this culture, and i feel its really cool, if he wants to then nothing should stop him!!
though tourism has changed the massia tribe loads aparently, certain aspects of their lives has not chnaged,which is great!!!! i.e what they belive where guys at a certain age go off for 6 years to start a new tribe of their own, after hunting, tourists cant take pictures of this!!

Other than describing the massai i met the overland tour group for the first time!! alongside jess and jen, we are the youngest of our truck!! and there are lots of couples whcih is a pain but hey im loving it still!!
also found out that we joined a truck full of peeps who i actually met in bujigali where i volunteered, they were the hige overland who i painted wirth!! so basically people leave and come at new stages on an overland, peeps are leavng after the serengeti on tuesday and new people are arriving which is cool, and also at livingstone in zambia the people going to J'burg change trucks completley so goodbye to names i go to know!! 27 other names and also Moses our tour leader!!
did an 8 hour ride to Arusha in Tazanaia so goodbye Kenya alreayd, but no offense after a day in the capital ive ticked off nairobi!! we met the dean of the university there and also met some lovely lecturers and also saw the house of parliamanet and the beautiful central park but that was enough, it was so dfferent to Kampala, no one looks at you the same, the city is so busy too, ive taken pics, its great to say ive been there i dont fancy goin back, i didnt feel really safe at all, thank goodness for jess being there!!!!

so an 8 hour drive today truned into an 9.5 drive just cos of the border corssing, ye borders on road so different to the airport, less strict shall we say :D didnt need us there for thepassport check, TIA (this is africa) we had probs due to our truck being overweight!!! at the front so we had to spill so much water in drought how bad!!!
and also ship all the tents to the front!! we got through in the end through bribeČ!!!!
after trying to get to know names, and finding out that people had been with poeple for 22days already!! jen, jess and i felt like newbies but it was fine!!!!
we got to Arusha and snake park were taught the new regime of the truck, people are put into groups to cook, clean and be on security or have day off!! also found out straight to senrengiti tomorow, basically lion king!!!!
excited!!!!!
showed how to put tents up!! so heavy omg!! 15kgs heaviest tent ever
o and had furst ice cold shower, welcome to the camping experience :) admittly warm food and no more jam sandiwiches im not complaining!!!!!!!
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