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Walking the Nile with Levison Wood

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Notes below were taken from Leek News – more photographs can be found on Facebook and Twitter Captain Lev Wood will walk the NileFull Credit and Photos Go to Cheadle and Post Times posted 28 November 2013 Crocodiles, land…

The pope is waving at me!

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Trigger-happy with a lasergun I’m driving through southern Tanzania, and it’s pretty relaxed. Apart from the odd unexpected pothole to keep you alert, the road is reasonable to good. There’s a speed limit of 50 for the villages, and there…

In search of Livingstone

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From north to south, from east to west, clockwise or a ‘figure of eight’, there are a hundred and one ways to travel through Africa. Despite all these different ways, many overlanders take similar routes. Routes along the highlights of…

Hunting Hyenas

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There seems to be a pattern that’s developed over the course of the past few months and it goes something like this. We make a plan. Some part of that plan (usually Sid) breaks down and so we pop the…

Stay Eat Do in Malawi

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 CHITIMBA TO STAY AND EAT: Chitimba Camp is one of the only real camps for a stop on the road between the middle and north of Lake Malawi. It’s positioned slightly back from the lake and has a grass…

TRIP 3 – Masasi to Dar es Salaam

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20/08/2014 Today I woke up at 4:30 and at 5:30 I was on the bike ready to ride. The village was already full of life. the fire was burning in each hut or house, the smoke was quietly laying on…

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 postThe 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…

Tanzania Roadtrip Video

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Journeying through Tanzania was all too brief and I have no doubt I will be back to explore this incredible country in more depth. Descending into the Ngorongoro Crater, where I would witness one of earth’s most unique ecosystems, was…

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…