Last weekend Ana, Alistair and I went to Lushoto, I needed to get the first tree seeds to plant in one of the nurseries, and we did some hiking too. Lushot is absolutely stunning, it looks kind of like a tropical Bavaria, the actual shape of the scenery is really similar to that but there's rainforest covering the hills. On our hike we saw chameleons and monkeys in the jungle, before going on to (another) waterfall, it was really beautiful, and there were a few locals doing their washing when we got there, it was brilliant, well worth the 5 hour coach journey each way.
This week's been really quiet in Uchira, unfortunately the car still hasn't been fixed, so Anna and I are a bit stuck for things to do on the sustainable agriculture project, but yesterday we all had a trip to Lake Chala, which is really beautiful, it was so nice to be able to swim, and the water was deep enough to dive off a tree trunk which was in the water, apparently there are crocodiles on the Kenyan side of the lake (noone bothered to tell us until after we'd been), but all I saw in terms of wildlife were more monkeys and a huge big eagle.
This weekend, as it's my last in Tanzania, I'm going on a walking safari, so provided I'm not eaten by lions my next blog entry will probably be from Thailand