Day 12- catch up

Apologies for no blogs for the past week!  After being in the village of Mania the group travelled to Weru Weru Lodge in Moshi where we had a relaxing day in their pool and caught up on sleep before making our way to the safari the following day. The group saw lions and hyenas and elephants and thoroughly enjoyed travelling in the open top jeeps. After the safari we made our way to the village of Moita where we spent 3 days playing with the young children there and helping to build a school for them. We've enjoyed meeting the locals and making beaded bracelets of all kinds. Finally after a tiring week we are now on our 14 hour drive to Kipepeo beach and only have 2 hours left. The group are excited for some r&r and snorkelling in the reefs before coming back home.

Day 5- seeing the village

This morning we woke up for church at 10 o'clock, the team enjoyed seeing the culture and listening to their church hymns before introducing ourselves to the congregation.  After wards we were taken to our local tour guides home to learn how to cook traditional Tanzanian food involving crushing maize with huge wooden sticks. The dish made was delicious and we had it for our tea. Before heading back to Tona lodge the team went to watch a local football match and Harry even got to plat for the local team! They won 2-0. During the match, the spectating team made friends with the local children and taught them how to take selfies- surprisingly they could speak English very well. Afterwards the group headed back to the lodge and got an early nights sleep for our early morning call to travel to Moshi for our Safari! 

Day 4- Trek 2

At 8:30 the group were once again ready for their second trek of the trip. After a 3 hour walk up hill the team eventually reached the viewpoint showing spectacular views we could even see killimanjaro! The team shared 2 chabati's at the top too. When returning from the viewpoint we were lucky enough to talk to Ely the manager of Tona Lodge and popular man in the town who shared his story to us before we all went to sleep.

Day 3- 1st trek

The group woke up to a lovely sunrise and a quick HIIT session with Miss Seagraves before breakfast and preparing ourselves for our 7 hour trek up the mountains to the caves and waterfall. We enjoyed our jam sandwiches on the rocks of the waterfall and writing our names on the walls of the bat infested caves before heading back to camp. This afternoon the group enjoyed playing games such as "rock, paper, scissors with a twist" named by Harry and a charade game with our favourite celebrities. We had a scrumptious pasta made by our group chef Ellie and we are all off to bed for our next trek tomorrow to the view point! The world challenge team