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
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.
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.