July 2, 2014
Craig John reports that the Kili team made it down safely, had a nice wrap up BBQ in Moshi after the climb, and after a well-deserved rest have now begun the safari. The little Arusha airport is the gateway to the vast Serengeti, and the Cessna 208 Caravan is the workhorse airplane. It may be only a 45 minute flight, but it is like going back in time. I always thought of it as what the Great Plains of the USA must have looked like 200 years ago when they were covered with bison. The IMG team will be doing our super authentic luxury camping safari the next three days with their own drivers and camp/cook staff….not standing in the buffet line at a lodge with 200 other tourists. When you post a Maasai tribesman as a camp guard (with a lantern and a spear) during the night, to shoo away the animals, you are not in Kansas anymore!