What a ride! I have now touched down and spent my first night in Tanzania via 28hrs worth of flights to Perth and Dubai then Dar Es Salaam where I will stay until Sunday before flying west to Kigoma, Mwanza and finally camp by charter flight.
As fate would have it on the final flight from Dubai to Dar, just when I was second guessing how crazy this idea was and digesting how much I'm standing out, I wound up next to an Australian bloke a mere 19 who had decided to travel alone to Tanzania to visit a friend for a few weeks and who had no transport or accomodation organised for the first few nights! With my kahunahs in perspective and feeling far more secure about my travels I landed to a wave of humidity which, touch wood, I'm not noticing to much a day later. Although it was still enough to turn the Barocca left in my clothes pocket overnight to a bubbling slurry.
I got my first nature shot this morning with this little fella in my kitchen, much faster than Aussie geckos it moves two metres in the click of a finger. (literally I tested)
Its a crazy but awsome city here, picture the Clipsal crowd in Adelaide, everyday but more African and with more random sidewalk campfires. I will get be sure to get some pics of the streets before I fly on.