carefully now as we had worked out we had enough for Ibrahim’s tip and a few drinks. We sat by the side of the pool, reviewed the holiday so far and watched the Internation- al School take their swimming lesson.
Lunch was a grand affair taken in the Meru restaurant. We were the only people there and there was more staff than guests. Food was good however. Mr Ferez had explained to us that Novotel had now moved into Tanzania and standards were gradually improving. The only drawback was that the number of lodges was set to increase, against the advice of the WWF. But as he explained the country is poor and they need the money. So although things had been a little rough, perhaps we had been lucky to see the country as it was?