Travel: Arriving Tanzania

HELLO!!!!! I’m back to the US last Saturday! As I mentioned here, I have many travel plans this summer and this time I went to Tanzania for 2 weeks and it’s the best trip I’ve EVER had! Spectacular, Incredible, Amazing, Exciting, Adventurous and HAPPY!!! I feel wordless to express how much I enjoyed this trip! In two weeks, we did Safari in Serengeti, we climbed the highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro (We all succeed in getting to the Uhuru peak at 5895 m!!!!) and we spent 3 days in Zanzibar doing beach, parasailing, dolphins and visiting theΒ Stone Town! πŸ˜†

I have a lot to recap and a lot of pics to show (I have more than 2000 pics in my computer! :shock:). Let me first guide you from the first two days in Tanzania.

On 8/4 Sarah (girl on the left), Estelle (center) and I took KLM flight to Kilimanjaro. We stopped in Amsterdam. Here are we, all fresh and excited!

Our first night at Mount Meru Hotel in Arusha


the rest of the group already arrived the day before. We celebrated our upcoming trip with some champagne!


the next morning we were taken by this mini bus to the local airport. Luggage on the top!


look this “fancy” departure lounge


and we had our packed lunch


A small local aircraft just for us, I’d say private jet?



We arrived Serengeti airport


our safari trucks


our half day safari started right there! πŸ™‚


……. we saw many many animals!!! Let me delay those pics for tomorrow! πŸ˜‰

and then we arrived our luxury hotel at Serengeti National Park:Β Bilila Lodge Kempinski


We were received with champagne and porter to carry our luggage


A terrace and plunge pool overlooking a watering hole, where we coud watch the wildlife.DSCN1563.JPG

It’s an oasis of calm and comfort!


mosquito is a serious problem in Tanzania


We had a full day of safari the next day. More adventures!!! πŸ˜€



Will continue soon with loads of animal pics! πŸ™‚



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8 responses to “Travel: Arriving Tanzania

  1. Looks like a blast so far! I’ve been keeping up with you on FB!!! πŸ˜‰

  2. Wow, what a trip! Gorgeous pictures and I can’t wait to see more, Coco!

  3. The Bilila Lodge looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! What company did you arrange this with? I ask because it looks like a tour.

    Can’t wait to see the rest! πŸ™‚

    • balancejoyanddelicias

      Hi Karen, yes, our whole trip was booked with Pristine Trails and let me just say this: They’re the best in the world!!! I will talk about it more in the blog today and tomorrow. πŸ™‚


  4. whattttttt?! private jet?! did you dye your hair again? cannot wait to hear more about this trip! super cool!

  5. I just heard about a restaurant in Zanzibar called The Rock and now it is on my “travel fantasy” list! I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog, what an exciting trip you took!

  6. Wow! What an amazing trip! Can’t wait to read and see the rest of it!!!

  7. Seriously?! What an amazing trip!!! I would love to visit Amsterdam, among so many other places in the world. And you got to fly on a private jet?! And go on a safari?! Wow, what a life, Coco, I will just live vicariously through you πŸ™‚

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