Tanzania March 2014 final report

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Back in UK

Just to let you all know, we are back safely in the UK. Our flight was delayed by about 80 minutes in Tanzania,, which meant we missed our connection in Amsterdam, but KLM were on the ball and we were very quickly booked on to the next flight out and our luggage made the same […]

Final day

We have just spent the night at a lovely hotel called Hotel Mediterraneo on the beach just north of Dar es Salaam. It is very hot down here compared to being up in the hills of Mpwapwa, but we have a day by the pool before flying back to the UK late tonight. I imagine […]

Day 6

It is good to be back early today to St. Philip’s Theological College.  We only had a 15 minute drive to church, which made a big difference, although even a short journey was very bumpy. But it is now 2.45pm,  and we have nothing else planned in for the day so our first chance to […]

Day 5

It’s 9.00pm and I am sitting on my bed writing this before sleeping. It has been another long and hot day, but we have also got an early start as we have to be at church for 7.30am. The church doesn’t have a roof but we have got two services lasting 90 minutes plus each, […]

Day 4

We started the day joining the ordinands at St . Philip’s Theological College for morning chapel, although Stephen and I didn’t understand very much of what was happening. But it was a simple chapel and the early morning temperature was lovely on the slopes of the hills, before the later heat on the plains below […]

Day 3

Today has seen us drive 5 hours from Iringa to near Mpwapwa, through amazing mountains energy and then up the rift valley. The road at times had tarmac, and at other points was like driving up a very rough and potholed footpath across a field, all done with foot hard on accelerator or brake depending […]


I am just sitting at the Archbishops desk in Mpwapwa. I had prepared two blogs on my tablet to send if I could get internet, but I am having to use the Archbishop’s laptop and cannot take up too much of his time. Hopefully I will be able to send what I have written on […]

Days 1 and 2

Stephen and I were very grateful for the lift to Heathrow from Denis Wills, and having quickly booked in we went through departures and walked into my brother in law who was catching the same flight to Nairobi. After a good but sleepless night we arrived there, and departed company as he was catching a […]

Tanzania – What we’ll be up to

Date Itinerary Accommodation 24/2 Departure: Heathrow, London – 19:00 Airline: Kenya Airways Flight: KQ0482 n/a 25/2 Arrival: Dar es Salaam – 09:35; met at the airport by Rev. Msaki and travel to Iringa (6-7 hours travel by road) Neema Guest House in Iringaguesthouse@gmail.com which is an Anglican guesthouse and is very close to the Diocese 26/2 […]