Home Top

Archive | East Africa

Speke of the Source

Read the original post and follow The Solo Scooterist's overland adventures on their website: The Solo Scooterist.


Today a little calmer than yesterday as I went in search of the source of the Nile , I thought it appropriate as I am making my way to the end where she finds the Mediterranean and will travel through all…

Roadwork Rodeo …….

Read the original post and follow Cape To Cairo to London's overland adventures on their website: Cape to Cairo to London.


Day 74 – Happy birthday to Peter and Stuart B.T. – Have a good time XX L: It was a treat to have a perfectly quiet and fairly dark room S: and a king-size bed that for the first time,…

Nairobi – Jungle Junction

Read the original post and follow Going Overland's overland adventures on their website: Going Overland.


We have been carrying US$ for the purpose of crossing African borders as often the visa fees need to be paid in dollars. However we have found a problem in that the cashiers have been refusing to accept some of…

Much a done in a day

Read the original post and follow The Solo Scooterist's overland adventures on their website: The Solo Scooterist.


I set off early , worried about the condition of the roads after the rainy days . Not knowing how long it would take me to get to the gate to exit the park was the main driver for up and…

A day in the Serengeti

Read the original post and follow Going Overland's overland adventures on their website: Going Overland.


After a peaceful start to the morning we braved the melee of people coming in and out of the park gate and headed north towards the border with Kenya. We’ve been thinking about the financials of the Serengeti. Everyone who…

Wild camp in the Serengeti

Read the original post and follow Going Overland's overland adventures on their website: Going Overland.


We woke in the Simba campsite to find ourselves covered in a blanket of cloud. Hard to believe we are in Africa – we’ve had to get our down jackets out against the cold! After breakfast we followed the crater…

After Paradise

Read the original post and follow Going Overland's overland adventures on their website: Going Overland.


We left Paradise camp in time to reach the Ngorongoro Crater National Park in the Serengeti. Getting passes to enter the park is a little confusing! First you have to deposit a cash payment, in either US Dollars or Tanzanian…

Paradise Found

Read the original post and follow Going Overland's overland adventures on their website: Going Overland.


After late leaving Singida we headed north towards the Ngorongoro Crater Park and the Serengeti. There were few campsites or places to stay marked along our route but we had information that there was a campsite called Paradise. It sounded…

Let’s get moving! ……

Read the original post and follow Cape To Cairo to London's overland adventures on their website: Cape to Cairo to London.


Day 68 – Happy Birthday, Kate ;-)) Warning, this is a birdie issue as we wait for our visas. S: Sunday today so we had decided to find the nearest Baptist Church. I researched and found where the Nairobi Baptist…

The Long and Dusty Road – Tanzania

Read the original post and follow Going Overland's overland adventures on their website: Going Overland.


As we entered Tanzania from Malawi to the south some immediate changes were obvious. Colder and raining the people were huddled up in jackets and many were carrying umbrellas until we rose and passed over 2,000 metres in height. As…

Off to visit the Queen

Read the original post and follow The Solo Scooterist's overland adventures on their website: The Solo Scooterist.


Todays ride up to Queen Elizabeth park was meant to be a short one with only 230 kilometres to get to my over night stop . I thought I would get in around lunch time and then spend the afternoon…

6th country – Kenya …….

Read the original post and follow Cape To Cairo to London's overland adventures on their website: Cape to Cairo to London.


Day 60 – L: Rise and shine. We both slept pretty well and it was difficult to get up so early as the bed was really comfortable, though two singles, which we pushed together. Steve had used the mozzie net,…

Zambia

Read the original post and follow Going Overland's overland adventures on their website: Going Overland.


Leaving Livingstone on Friday (greetings to all our US friends as it was also the 4th of July) was the beginning of a bit of a road trip on tarmac. We headed north towards Lusaka, passing small villages bustling with…

Lake Kivu

Read the original post and follow The Solo Scooterist's overland adventures on their website: The Solo Scooterist.


After a fantastic time in Kigali , I decided to head west and take the road up to a town called Gisenyi so that I could spend some time exploring the lake and the surrounding mountains . It is only about a…

Worth it at Victoria Falls

Read the original post and follow Going Overland's overland adventures on their website: Going Overland.


We couldn’t get this close to Victoria Falls without making the most of it could we? From our near border campsite last night we took the road first to Zimbabwe, the side from which the views of Victoria Falls are…

Hier en Dar …..

Read the original post and follow Cape To Cairo to London's overland adventures on their website: Cape to Cairo to London.


Day 47 – L: Wow, seems our traveling has caught up with us, it is so difficult to get out of bed and what a pleasure to have the air-con as it is really humid here. So it was a…

DAR ….. so far

Read the original post and follow Cape To Cairo to London's overland adventures on their website: Cape to Cairo to London.


Day 44 – Water For Life. L: When I came back from showering this morning, Steve was chatting to three guys. Steve and Phil are out here from Australia with Phil’s son, Mike too. Nestory, from Tanzania was also there.…

Ok, fine then …….

Read the original post and follow Cape To Cairo to London's overland adventures on their website: Cape to Cairo to London.


Day 39 – L: Suffice it to say…….that was a long and miserable night for me. Seems I caught the stomach flu that is going around in the village, maybe by shaking hands. S: I had been up with Lesley…

TRIP 2 – Zimbabwe

Read the original post and follow Capetosicily's overland adventures on their website: capetosicily.


06/05/2014 The day start with the 18 Km (or 25km ??) to get to Gache Gache Lodge. thanks God I didn’t attempt to get there yesterday night because the road to arrive is nasty as expected but also there are…

Ahhhh Zhaaambia the gentle

Read the original post and follow The Solo Scooterist's overland adventures on their website: The Solo Scooterist.


On my last night in Namibia what I thought would be peaceful  night with a good nights sleep changed dramatically when a group of around 6 tiger fishermen rolled into camp . With the magical wand of brandy and Jagermeister turned what was meant to…