This post has been long overdue.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”)― Sarah Frances Brown, mother of author H Jackson Brown (but is often incorrectly attributed to Mark Twain )
In August, I was privileged to travel to Tanzania .
This was my first time travelling out of Kenya. You can imagine my excitement when I finally set foot at the Tarakea Boarder in Tanzania.
I have been to Uganda but only at the boarder so that doesn’t count.
Travelling outside Kenya has been on my bucket list for such a long time but I was always afraid of making commitments because of my fear that it would be expensive.
I decided to write it down on my bucket list and Alas! I saw a post by Reflex Safaris that they were organising a trip to Arusha and Moshi in Tanzania. Their charges were also quite affordable. This is how I began to save for the journey.
“Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times” “Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times”
I applied for a temporary Passport via E citizen at a cost of only 350 Kenya Shillings and a Yellow fever vaccine for 2,500 Kenya Shillings at Wilson Airport.
I was surprised to learn that Yellow Fever vaccination at the border costs 1,500 Kenya Shillings only. I would have saved a thousand shillings!
My friend Zulfa joined me and together we met other awesome people we travelled with.
The journey was epic.
We used the Loitoktok boarder route and made our first major stop at Kilasiya Falls in Marangu. I lack words to explain how beautiful that place is.
The air at Kilasiya Falls in so fresh. The scene was spirit lifting.The waterfall was still-color of snow that pounded heavily onto the rocks,thundering down the mini pools foaming at the bottom. The mini pools were as clear as cellophane enabling us see down into the rocky bottom . The aroma of the area was great.
I felt like my body was receiving some healing every time a took a breath of fresh air. I have never been to a place so magnificent.
After enjoying our time at Kilasiya, we proceeded to Moshi where we spent the night. I was so exhausted that I ended up missing the Moshi night life experience. I slept as soon as I was done having dinner.
The following morning, we had breakfast, had team building then began our journey to Kikuletwa springs.
Kikukletwa springs is so beautiful. The scene picture perfect.
The spring was aquarium blue and magical. I had a fish massage and even swam in the spring. I just had to get in the warm water even though i had not swam my entire life. I had someone who helped me swim. I now know how to make strokes.He he he.
I had my luch at the Springs then we headed to Arusha where we toured the city, went shopping at the Supermarket in readiness to travel back to Kenya.
While travelling back, i saw Mount Meru which was quite scenic. It looked like a desert i only saw on Nat Geo.
We arrived at Namanga Boarder at around 9 then finally in Nairobi at midnight.
This is a memory i shall never forget.
Thank you Reflex Safaris for making this experience worthwhile.
Below are some pictures from the Tanzania Trip.
I wish you an adventorous October.
Sending love and light your way.