Touch down Tanzania! Finally. My sister and I have had a pretty interesting journey getting here. First, our flight from Lagos left an hour late, so we missed our connecting flight to Kilimanjaro. We flew with Kenya Airways and they rescheduled us for another flight three hours later.
That was also delayed by another two hours but for the most part, the trip was alright until it was time to land at Kilimanjaro International Airport. The runway lights weren’t working, so we had to circle for more than ten minutes!
We ended up getting to Tanzania by 2 a.m. and had a bit of confusion with immigration. We were mistaken for Nigeriens and asked for a referral visa. It didn’t take long to clear that up, so we got through quickly. (Visa is on arrival and costs $50 for Nigerians at the time of this post).
PS: Unfortunately, Nigerians can no longer get a visa on arrival to enter Tanzania. Travellers would need to apply for their visas beforehand.
Our trip is in two parts; we will be going on several game drives for the next few days with a company called Safari Big 5. Our driver and guide, Patrick, picked us up from the airport. I like him already. The next phase is in Zanzibar – I’ve had to plan this by myself to reduce our overall costs.
Unfortunately, we won’t be meeting the annual wildebeest migration. I was really looking forward to that but we’re keeping our fingers crossed for a wonderful stay here!