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TRIP 4 – Langano lake to Addis

TRIP 4 – Langano lake to Addis

Originally posted on capetosicily: 10 jan 2015 Langano lake to Addis In the morning I get me bags half dried and I start packing. Then we have a comic scene with the “manager” of the lodge that has some difficulty with arithmetic and also charged us with additional...
TRIP 4 – Langano lake

TRIP 4 – Langano lake

Originally posted on capetosicily: 09 jan 2015 Still at Langano lake Today we relax at the lodge. We go out Kayaking and I try some fishing using my spinning fishing rod that I am carrying all over Africa without catching anything… Also today I don’t catch anything...
TRIP 4 – Bale to Langano lake

TRIP 4 – Bale to Langano lake

Originally posted on capetosicily: 08 jan 2015 Bale to Langano lake The plan today is to leave the Bale Mountains and get to Langano make, one of the few bilharzia and crocs free lakes in Ethiopia. We get ready to leave, clothes on, helmet fastened etc… and my bike...
TRIP 4 – Bale Mountains

TRIP 4 – Bale Mountains

Originally posted on capetosicily: 07 jan 2015 As agreed last night, we visit the Bale Mountains with Daniele and Patrizia. Amazing mountains… The landscape changes with the altitude passing from forest to a desolated and low vegetation rocky landscape at 4000m. There...
TRIP 4 – Arba Minch to Dinsho

TRIP 4 – Arba Minch to Dinsho

Originally posted on capetosicily: 6 January 2014 Arba Minch to Dinsho, 444 km After a nice Ethiopian breakfast, we leave the hotel and start the ride toward the Bale Mountains. Norman enjoy a splendid sun rise to start the long day. We will head North an then East to...
TRIP 4 – Still at JJ’s

TRIP 4 – Still at JJ’s

Originally posted on capetosicily: 29 dec 2014 Still at JJ’s. I have decided at the last moment, while I was in bed, that I would stay one more day here to rest and relax a bit. Rest and plan for the route. Chris, the owner of Jungle Junction (JJ’s), tells me about...
TRIP 4 – Lions Lodge (Taita hills) to Nairobi

TRIP 4 – Lions Lodge (Taita hills) to Nairobi

Originally posted on capetosicily: 28 Dec 2014 Today I aim to arrive in Nairobi. I didn’t sleep well last night as I have mounted only the interior part of the tent and not the external cover. The result is that in the morning I was cold, the wind was bothering me and...
TRIP 4 – Marangu to Taita Hills

TRIP 4 – Marangu to Taita Hills

Originally posted on capetosicily: 27 Dec 2014 I leave the Marangu lodge at 10:30, with the aim to get to Nairobi. The original plan is to take the road that goes around the Kilimanjaro and then go to the boarder post to Kenya. However I change the plan in the way....
TRIP 4 – Mambo to Marangu

TRIP 4 – Mambo to Marangu

Originally posted on capetosicily: 26 dec 2014 Today I will head from Mambo to Marangu. As always I leave late, 10:30… In the morning there’s is a bit of fog in the hills but soon it opens up and the sun come up with all its beauty. I drive to take the “Shortcut” that...
TRIP 4 – Lushoto to Mambo

TRIP 4 – Lushoto to Mambo

Originally posted on capetosicily: 25 Dec 2014 The view from Irente View Point is fantastic. After a small breakfast and few pictures, I pack my things and start riding again. The plan is to arrive to Mtae and spend the night at the monastery. Before however I want to...
TRIP 4- Dar Es Salaam to Lushoto

TRIP 4- Dar Es Salaam to Lushoto

Originally posted on capetosicily: 24 dec 2014 The day starts at 6:00, and I start to pack the bags on the bike. After a small and basic breakfast, I officially start the trip 4! The hard part is to get out of Dar Es Salaam surroundings… Traffic, smog, people etc…...
TRIP 4 – Zanzibar

TRIP 4 – Zanzibar

Originally posted on capetosicily: 21 dec 2014 The day in Zanzibar starts late. I couldn’t sleep the last night and I ended up watching the last movie of Nightmares (Freddy) at two am… The result is that I woke up late and I was on the street at 11:00. The stone town...
TRIP 4 – Zanzibar 2

TRIP 4 – Zanzibar 2

Originally posted on capetosicily: 22 Dec 2014 Also today I woke up late… and still with the cold… My nose and sinus is torturing me. But the show must go on! In the morning I take the bike and start visiting the medina of the stone town. It is very nice with its...
TRIP 4 – Langano lake to Addis

TRIP 4 – Langano lake to Addis

10 jan 2015 Langano lake to Addis In the morning I get me bags half dried and I start packing. Then we ave a comic scene with the “manager” of the lodge that has some difficulty with arithmetic and also charged us with additional costs due to VAT and taxes...
TRIP 4 – Langano lake

TRIP 4 – Langano lake

09 jan 2015 Still at Langano lake Today we relax at the lodge. We go out Kayaking and I try some fishing using my spinning fishing rod that I am carrying all over Africa without catching anything… Also today I don’t catch anything but sun! I am so...
TRIP 4 – Bale to Langano lake

TRIP 4 – Bale to Langano lake

08 jan 2015 Bale to Langano lake The plan today is to leave the Bale Mountains and get to Langano make, one of the few bilharzia and crocs free lakes in Ethiopia. We get ready to leave, clothes on, helmet fastened etc… and my bike doesn’t start! F…k!...
TRIP 4 – Arba Minch to Dinsho

TRIP 4 – Arba Minch to Dinsho

6 January 2014 Arba Minch to Dinsho, 444 km After a nice Ethiopian breakfast, we leave the hotel and start the ride toward the Bale Mountains. We will head North an then East to start the ascent to Dinsho. Once again we don’t find fuel at the petrol stations but...

TRIP 4 – Turmi to Arba Minch

5 Jan 2015 Turmi to Arba Minch Today we pick up our tent and prepare to leave Turmi to get Arba Minch. It is a 5 h drive, via Konso. While leaving, we sow a lot if hammers walking toward Turmi carrying different products such as wood, tobacco, leather, goats etc… We...