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Back to Zambia

Back to Zambia

The drive back Our return trip to Zambia was always meant to be a quick one and I thought we did well to get back to Lusaka in around 3.5 days, although our days were very long! From Diani Beach we headed south back into Tanzania, a very quick border and the Tanzanian...
Mombasa and Kenya’s coast

Mombasa and Kenya’s coast

The road between Nairobi and Mombasa is long and scary! Only 500km away, we expected a good steady drive, nothing like what we encountered. The number and the condition of the trucks on this road make any travel for cars extremely long and frustrating. Add that to...
A visit to Kenya’s capital

A visit to Kenya’s capital

The road up to Nairobi once again started out pretty bumpy. In fact we found it easier to use “side roads” instead of the road as it was quicker and had less impact on Ruth (the side roads are just tracks resulting from vehicle use overtime). As we got closer to...
Walking with Maasai

Walking with Maasai

From the Maasai Mara to “Walking with Maasai”! Earlier in our trip we had been told about a project being run in Southern Kenya, not too far from the Maasai Mara called “Walking with Maasai”. It got a great review and after looking up their website/ Facebook page we...
Maasai Mara

Maasai Mara

Our entry into Kenya was pretty straight forward, paying $50 for a visa and a quick “health check” (a couple of quick questions) by the authorities there due to the Ebola virus outbreak in Uganda. All in all a quick border crossing. Unfortunately the same probably...
Kenya: Quick facts

Kenya: Quick facts

Population in 2011: 41.6 million (Source: UN Human Development Report 2011) Capital city: Nairobi Official language/s: Kiswahili, English (Source: Lonely Planet) Currency: Kenya Shilling (KES) (Source: www.xe.com/ucc/) Famous for: The...
A week in Uganda

A week in Uganda

During planning we had been looking forward to visiting Uganda with its big green forests and position on Lake Victoria. However as Uganda came closer our thoughts and plans changed and we opted to spend only a week or so there. We decided this for a few reasons: 1)...
Uganda: Quick facts

Uganda: Quick facts

Population in 2011: 34.5 million (Source: UN Human Development Report 2011) Capital city: Kampala Official language/s: English, Luganda (Source: Lonely Planet) Currency: Uganda Shilling (UWS) (Source: www.xe.com/ucc/) Famous for: Source...
Rwanda: Quick facts

Rwanda: Quick facts

Population in 2011: 10.9 million (Source: UN Human Development Report 2011) Capital city: Kigali Official language/s: Kinyarwanda, French, English (Source: Lonely Planet) Currency: Rwanda Franc (RWF) (Source: www.xe.com/ucc/) Famous for: The Mountain Gorrillas and...
Mwanza and heading out of Tanzania

Mwanza and heading out of Tanzania

After nearly six weeks in Tanzania we made it to our final stop, Mwanza. Mwanza is located on Lake Victoria and I would have loved to have spent a few days there, however due to time constraints resulting from holding permits for the Gorillas in Rwanda, we could only...
A visit to Morogoro

A visit to Morogoro

From Dar es Salaam we headed to Morogoro, around a 200km drive west. Theoretically this should have been a fairly easy drive but instead it took us many, many hours to get there, firstly because of the traffic getting out of Dar and then due to the 50km speed limit at...
Beautiful Zanzibar

Beautiful Zanzibar

We were lucky to be able to leave “Ruth” safely at the house of Zully’s sister for the week we planned to stay in Zanzibar, although I believe there are a couple of carparks in Dar for overlander’s to leave their vehicles protected. From there we caught the...