We have met loads of other overlanders. A interesting crowd- firstly a Dutch guy named Casper who has been travelling for 6 years in his huge white truck, then a German couple who are both doctors and are travelling for 3 months with their 2 children on the back of the BMW bikes, then a British couple who are travelling around Africa and the male is a paraplegic- he broke his neck playing rugby and has come so far. A guy named Peter who has been cycling for 2 years. Lastly we keep bumping into another S. African family in a big yellow truck called SpongeBob bus. Jen and Martin with their 3 boys, ages 5-11 years. Who said you can’t travel when you have kids?? The boys get home schooled every morning and seem to be having a blast. They will be travelling for 2 years.
So from meeting all these interesting people we hear about places to visit, namely the biggest meteorite crater in Africa, which was stunning. We hikes down to the bottom and swam before the crowds arrived. We also saw elephant up close having a mud bath. After all that I realised why there camping fees were so much higher than everywhere else J
We also headed to a secret hot spring with crystal clean waters. Here we met up with Casper again as well a a German and a Swiss couple. I have been terrible with names and unfortunately cant remember theirs L On the way to the springs I got a flat tyre, with Justine’s help we managed to change it quick quick and were so proud of ourselves that I forgot to tighten the bolts L So huge disaster further down the road when my car came to a screeching holt and I looked in my review mirror to see my tyre rolling away behind us. How stupid can I be!!! I have changed millions of tyres and have never forgotten to tighten the bolts- DUH! SO after getting the high lift jack down again and trying to hammer the wheel hub back on properly we were on our way. It was well worth the effort once we reached the springs- amazingly clear fresh water.
So now tomorrow the three of us head for the Serengeti and Ngorongro crater- Justine is jumping up and down in anticipation- she loves the wild life- me not so much, but hey seen as I am in Tanzania I shouldn’t really miss one of the seven wonders of the world J