|Our car Kilimanjaro - Kili for short - at the Ngorongoro Crater|
After a surprisingly cold night in Arusha, we set off early to try and hit the Serengeti gate by midday. The tar road from Arusha to the Ngorongoro gate is no problem, but from the gate it’s a bone-crunching corrugated bastard of a road and the car takes a hammering…
|Kili with a few problems at the Serengeti's Naabi Hill gate|
It shouldn’t have taken so long but the old bolts were so rusty that it took a bus conductor from a passing commercial bus an hour to get the bolt half way turned… the passengers weren’t too happy with the delay, but we were grateful – now I know why the buses are always late in Tanzania!
But finally it had a temporary fix and 4 hours later we were on our way on a still bone-crunching road of 19km to the campsite… Still, it could have been worse – we discovered a Landrover that had flipped on the main road – passengers okay, but the paint they’d been carrying had coated the whole of the inside of the car and one of the guys!