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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 Coffee Estate, Mbeya while the rest of the group were inspecting our bakkie

Chongela, owner of Chongela’s Campsite near Ruaha…

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 our route where possible, but Malawi, like the other countries we’ve visited on this trip, has only a few main…

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 Tanzania, we were driving through far lusher and more mountainous terrain. Clumps of bright green banana plants were surrounded by…

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 crossing easy)
Arusha to Tabora (green) – 392 miles (they were doing road works near Arusha, good tar to Singida…

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 the Blue Heron, we had a light lunch here and coffee – lovely garden atmosphere and definitely worth the visit.…

The Lure of the Lake – Tanganyika, Tanzania

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Lakeshore Lodge – Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania
23rd - 26th November 2013
I can’t explain the sense of awe we had on rising up over the escarpment and seeing Lake Tanganyika stretched out in front of us.  This lake is rather special.  Formed in the fissure of the Great Rift Valley, at 673kms long, Lake Tanganyika is the longest freshwater lake, the…

Chasing the King to Tanganyika – Tanzania

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Facebook has all the photos for this stretch of the journey – click here to check them out.
Nairobi & Naivasha, Kenya
15th – 18th November 2013
After flying from Diani to Nairobi, I collected the Beast from the garage in Karen. Luke Davey had been dropping in every now and again to keep an eye on progress and update me with…

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 the extortionate fees and bad roads, but nothing was going to stop us from going –how bad could it be?…

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 Mbeya. We again had an easy border crossing between Rwanda and Tanzania. We were heading to Kahama where we wanted…

Route Nairobi – Arusha – Ngorongoro – Serengeti, Tanzania

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Here is the route of my trip from Nairobi to Arusha, Ngorongoro, Serengeti back to Arusha and up to Nairobi again (you can move the map around by clicking and holding)
Nairobi (blue) to Arusha (red) – 170 miles (5 hours, great road, border crossing easy)
Arusha to Ngorongoro (green) – 130 miles (4 hours, slow going nearer the crater)…

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 side of the border seems to have an engine and it’s loud, fast and chaotic!  Driving up into the southern…

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 had found to stay turned out to be to put it bluntly a shit-hole. Because of this we resigned ourselves…

Where the Wild Things Are — The Last Safari

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After the not-so-terrible Moyale Road, we knew we were counting down our final days in Africa. A stopover in Nairobi meant a requisite return visit to the David Sheldrick Foundation. Since the foundation opens the doors at night for a private viewing only for foster parents, we got to see the sweet elephants hustle back in time for their nightcap (and…

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 zijn we even klaar met elkaar en hebben we korte lontjes. Er zijn allerlei factoren die daaraan bijdragen. Felice slaapt…

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 Massai Koptjies.
Tanzania has so much to offer, so make sure you have enough time and enough eMaps to get…

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 diarree. En die snel oplopende koorts doet alle alarmbellen rinkelen: het kan malaria zijn. Naast de stress en zorgen zijn…

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 harder dan 50 al een bon kan opleveren. We waren er al voor gewaarschuwd.
De verkeerspolitie met hun lichtgevende hesjes…

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 on the terrace – eating off our laps in a camping fashion!  They made space in their tiny front yard…

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 crossing the border into Uganda.  On Tracks4Africa, this road up the west of the lake indicates that an armed escort…

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 Tom and Jemina in Zambia, twice in Malawi and now in Tanzania … if it wasn’t for the fact that…

Travel fatigue

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We’re both tired.
We have been on the road for more than 10 months now.  10 months of living out of the car.  10 months of the almost daily surprise of where to stay that night  10 months of sensory overload as we experience so many new sites, sights, sounds, emotions.
This part of Tanzania – the western side –…

Dr Livingstone I presume

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Our last rest day at Kipili wasn’t really as much of a rest as I had hoped – between chatting to people and cleaning, the day flew by far too fast.  I was determined to get this one at Kigoma right!
We eased into the morning – on the lake shore once again, this time at Jakobsen Beach Camp.  The…

Katavi National Park

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It was a late decision to go into Katavi National Park. We had spent some time in the parks in Zambia and were uncertain what Katavi could offer. The US$100 entry fee for 24hours was also a factor in our late decision. But ultimately, as we were driving from Kipili towards Mpanda, we decided that it would be good to…

Back to the shore … Lake Shore at Kipili

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“Wow, that was close” I think as we sit idling in the ditch, a big plume of dust slowly settling between the trees. I have just wrenched the car out of the two-spoor that is the national road up the west side of Tanzania, in order to avoid the bus that was hurtling towards me at 80 or 90 km/h.…

Away from the shore … Sumbawanga here we come

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Oh boy did we sleep well!

Our camping spot was right on the edge of the lake, right beside the lake shore path the locals use to walk in to the small port town of Kasanga.  Occasionally during the night we heard the quiet flip-flop sounds of people along the path, but were undisturbed.  At some point during the night,…

Into Tanzania

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It amazes me frequently how crossing an imaginary line in the sand – commonly called a border – really can demarcate such a change.  Tanzania, even in this south western corner, starts hinting at the grasslands, plains and wildlife that are depicted in numerous documentaries of the region.  We also noticed Jacaranda trees in full bloom!  I love the purple…

Into Tanzania

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It amazes me frequently how crossing an imaginary line in the sand – commonly called a border – really can demarcate such a change.  Tanzania, even in this south western corner, starts hinting at the grasslands, plains and wildlife that are depicted in numerous documentaries of the region.  We also noticed Jacaranda trees in full bloom!  I love the purple…

Kwahere Tanzanania, Asante Sana (Goodbye Tanzania, Thank you)

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                                                                                                                                               We left Dar es Salaam after visiting Shoprite to stock up our provisions and filling the petrol tanks. Because of the chaotic traffic and waiting nearly 2 hours for the ferry, we only got away at 13:00. We drove to Bagamoyo and found a campsite at the Bagamoyo Lodge. We shared the campsite with a group of Belgian kids.…

The rest of Zanzibar

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We took a Dalla-Dalla (3 Ton truck) to Jozani Forest. The saying goes that there is always place for another passenger or baggage on a Dalla-Dalla. We witnessed this because we were never less than 34 passengers and the load on top grew like a mountain. It was an unique experience to be part of  the Zanzibari’s everyday’s living. The…