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Sunday 5th February 2006


Following the customary excellent breakfast at Mufindi - we were back on the road by 8am - sorry that we could not have had a day or two longer at this lovely location. We were now on our way to the Udzwunga Mountains. Here we were to stay at the "Udzwunga Mountain View Hotel." Described in the trip notes as a "simple Tanzanian Hotel" - it could hardly have been in more contrast to our Mufindi accommodation. A very basic room, with bed, ceiling fan and little else - though we had the usual en-suite facilities with shower - which was just as well - the heat here was probably the hottest of the trip,
 made all the more uncomfortable following the cool of the Mufindi Mountains, and the very hot and dusty road journey. We were though, welcomed
with a welcoming drink of fruit juice with crushed ice - which went down a treat. For dinner we had vegetable soup and roll, and in my case, followed by King-fish fillet and chips, and pineapple and banana for dessert. Lucy took a count on who was to elect for the walk up to Sanje Falls the following day. Eight had elected to do the walk, though some reserved the right to change to the easier optional walk.
 Lucy, wisely, advised that the walk was fairly
 long and steep. This prospect, in the prevailing heat, was sowing seeds of doubt amongst some as to their suitability.

   



As this was,  photographically speaking, a very quiet day I will take the opportunity of introducing
 the gang below: our fellow travellers, our tour leader, and not forgetting, our three driver-guides.....

 

Heather and Robin

   

Ann

   

Mel

 

Nick and Ann

   

Helene

   

Maggie

Kieran

   

Elaine

   

Gene and Gail

Ron

   

Chrissie

   

Bill and Nancy

 
 

Lucy

       

Kemba

         
 

Fasilli

 

Steve

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Elaine