These are more photos from the Christmas trip with T and T. These photos are from Arusha and Moshi and our safari in Tarangire!
The market in Moshi.
Moshi Market tiny fish.
Mount Kilimanjaro tip from our hostel rooftop. We had to get up really early for it, 6am, but we finally saw it after 2 days in Moshi waiting for it to reveal itself!
My student card photo for a photo competition with Kili from Moshi hostel.
We did a coffee tour with the farmers coffee union on the side of Kili. It was arranged through a nice little coffee shop in town. We attempted to have a bagel there for breakfast, but it was a bit more like a bun with a hole in it… at least they tried! We did most of the steps of the coffee process and made our own coffee at the end! This is me picking the coffee cherries with our guide!
This is the coffee cherries being separated from their shells! They then use the shells for composting and then the coffee cherries are left out to dry for a nonspecific amount of time, but rather it is by feeling them they know when they are ready to be shipped off to be processed. We did the rest of the mini process in one of the farmers houses, but usually they ship just the dried beans.
We used a big wooden mortar and pestle to grind off the outer shells leaving the beans for grinding and then roasting.
This is the unkept graveyard in Arusha. It was worth the walk about, we were on the way to get pizza and meandered around it. The names and dates were interesting, it tracks the history of a very important place.
We roasted the coffee beans after they had been cleaned. After this we used the wooden mortar and pester to grind the roasted beans and then it was mixed into boiled water and our coffee was good to go! It was incredible strong and fresh!
While on the tour we were very lucky because it was market day for the village. It was very different from being in the markets in Dar but the colours were stunning!
While en route from Moshi to Arusha on the dala-dala, we suddenly stopped. There was avery huge accident right in front of the bridge we needed to cross to get into Arusha. A big gas tanker had tipped over while driving. Luckily the bridge was intact and we could walk across it. We were then picked up by a nice guy who dropped us off at our hostel.
This is the accident. It doesn’t look as bad in this photo, but it was pretty bad and there were a few more cars that were damaged.
I can’t remember whether these are antelopes or water bucks or deer bucks, etc. But they were the very first animal we saw. Behind them is a big Baobab tree!
The first elephants we saw in Tarangire!
This was part of the huge pack of elephants we saw. T and I estimated there must have been about 100 of them all together milling about. It was incredible!
The monkey in the eating area of the park was “planking”. And the cheeky monkeys kept stealing parts of everyone’s lunches.
There was a family of elephants enjoying the mud pit together. It was really beautiful to watch. This family also had the smallest elephant we saw in the trip!
A regal Giraffe in Tarangire park. We only saw a few of them but they are the most beautiful animal!
The elephants were completely submerged under the water in this big puddle and they had their trunks out to breathe.