A travel forum thread about Thomson Safaris´ land grab made it – due to the involvement of Thomson’s friends and being contacted be company reps - difficult to forget. In 2010, I visited Loliondo and asked the WEO of Soitsambu if what Thomson write online is true. The WEO phoned the DC who promised to answer my questions the following day, but instead I was picked up the police and taken to the Ngorongoro Security Committee that decided that I had been doing “research” without a permit and confiscated my passport. I had to go to the Immigration office in Arusha where I was declared a prohibited immigrant. Since my information was no longer welcome in travel forums I started this blog. In 2011 and 2013 I returned to Loliondo without problems, but in 2015 I was arrested, locked up for two nights at Loliondo police station one night at Arusha police station – without being allowed to contact anyone – and then I was again declared a prohibited immigrant and deported to Kenya where I discovered that my computer had been seriously tampered with.
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