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A day in the Serengeti

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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

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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

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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

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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…

The Long and Dusty Road – Tanzania

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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…

Hier en Dar …..

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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

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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.…

A year’s memorable moments (Tanzania)

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Crossing the border from Malawi into Tanzania was (for us) the REAL BEGINNING) of our Africa experience……..and it really was! Sith, our very capable Insurance agent at the Malawian/Tanzanian border post The Malmesbury lady that decorated our tent at Utengela…

The Lesser Wonders of Tanzania

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Ruaha National Park marked the northernmost point of our trip. From there, we had the dubious pleasure of re-tracing our tracks back to central Malawi, where we would cross into Zambia and begin meandering southwest to Cape Town. We varied…

In the Land of Ugali: Tanzania, Part I

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Nov. 18-Dec. 2 The land does not always change much when you cross a border, but there was a very clear difference between northern Malawi and southern Tanzania. In Malawi, the road followed the flat, grassy lakeshore. Shortly after entering…

Route Through Tanzania

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Here is the route of my trip from Arusha across to Lake Tanganyika and down to Malawi (you can move the map around by clicking and holding) Nairobi (blue) to Arusha (red) – 170 miles (5 hours, great road, border…

Stay Eat Do in Tanzania

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ARUSHA TO STAY: We stayed in Masai Camp on the outskirts of Arusha on the Overlanding trip with Absoulte Africa – it’s a place to pop up your tent but is nothing special. See Lonely Planet’s write up here. TO EAT: Can’t fault…

Joining the great migration in the Serengeti

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Day: 190 KLMS: 28,995 The Serengeti is a place i’ve dreamed of going, ever since I first saw David Attenborough’s documentaries when I was a little girl. To say I was excited about going is an understatement! We’d heard about…

Jambo Tanzania

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We left Kigali at 6 in the morning on the 1st of October. We were chasing the sun so decided to drive as far and as quick south as possible. Our goal was The Old Farmhouse 50kl outside Iringa towards…

Ngorongoro & Serengeti – Tanzania

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Ngorogoro & Serengeti Tour with Absolute Africa 10th – 14th October 2013 Click here to check out all the pics for Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti… Following a trip back to London for Lizzy’s wedding, I had discovered that a good…

Jambo! We made it to Tanzania

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Day: 183 KLMS: 27,935 Once more we were astounded by the change, as we crossed the imaginary line into Tanzania. Gone are the gentle sounds of the donkeys, the cow bells and the squeaking from un-oiled bicycles, everything on this…

Brave Sir Robin in Tanzania

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Our cardinal rule for this trip has been no night time driving. Unfortunately there had been quite a bit of congestion at the border into Tanzania which took a big chunk out of our morning and the one place we…

Kilimandaro

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Voor de thuisblijvers die denken dat alles hier fantastisch is en wij de hele dag zingend en high-fivend door Afrika rijden (en daar stiekem jaloers op zijn) is er goed nieuws. Wij hebben onze dag ook wel eens niet. Dan…

The migration, Wildebees in Tanzania

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We were privileged enough as a little family to travel through this wonderful place where we become one with the wilderness and one with the animals. This video was shot in Tanzania at a sand road crossing and area called…

Daar was laatst een piemel loos

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Shit. Met gierende banden naar een ziekenhuis in Dar es Salaam. Felice was ’s ochtends nog kiplekker, daarna zeeziek op de ferry terug van Zanzibar naar Dar en heeft ’s avonds ineens meer dan 40 graden koorts met overgeven en…

Hoe hark je snel geld binnen?

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Wat een giller: Joost is door de Tanzaniaanse verkeerspolitie voor corrupt uitgemaakt! We zijn net twee dagen in Tanzania en al twee keer hebben we een boete voor te hard rijden. En dat loopt snel op als je bedenkt dat…

On being a cyclist

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We ended up staying the rest of the day, and the following day in Bukoka with Tom & Jemina.  We joined them at the Spice Beach Hotel where the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful.  We were served casual breakfast…

Shores of Lake Victoria

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Yes, there are many lakes in Africa – and we have found our way to yet another beautiful stretch of inland water. We left Tom & Jemina in Nyakanzi and headed towards Bukoba, the last major town in Tanzania before…

Meeting of old friends

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It was just so truly wonderful to see good friends again!  Hugs all round, a drink to celebrate being together with Tom and Jemina again! It is wonderful how quickly friendships form on the road.  We have spent time with…