Saturday, July 17, 2010


The setting for Morogoro was different than any we had experienced - the palm and ashock trees, the abundance of flowers, and the jagged mountains in the background. The town itself looked like many others that we had enjoyed on other trips to east Africa - the city center, the life-threatening round-abouts, taxis of all kinds (bicycle, motorcycles, cars), and the ever present "dalla dalla's" (public transportation, people packed into a mini-bus).
A view of the life-threatening round-about!

Taxi-stands and dalla dalla's

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Living Well in Morogoro, June, 2010

After flying 10,000 miles from Oklahoma City to Dar es Salaam, another 4 hour bus ride brought us from sea level to the base of the Uluguru Mountains. The picture above shows our team with our Tanzanian hosts, Justin and Anna Kiwovele of ALARM - we just arrived and are out to find our rooms.

We had the juxtapose of mountains with palm trees - a scene unknown to Southerners.

Our team stayed at the Morogoro Hotel, our best accomodations of all of our trips to Africa. We had a beautiful setting, large bathroom, hot water, big bed, and air conditioner (when the electricity was working).
We always bring big bags that roll, but the Africans prefer putting them on their heads!
We loved the abundance of flora on the grounds of the hotel.