Tag Archive: Tanzania

Oct 02 2013

The journey south

Well, at some point, we knew we would have to point Brodie south and return to South Africa.  We have no interested in tackling Egypt or Syria.  We didn’t see very much of South Africa earlier in the year, and so we have saved this as the final country on our adventure. But first, we …

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Aug 20 2013

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 …

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Aug 19 2013

Budget Update – Tanzania

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We crossed into Tanzania from Zambia on a little remote border post near Lake Tanganyika, and realised immediately that we were far from the tourist crowd in this part of the country.  Only 1 visa was needed ($50), and a small fee of $25 for various vehicle related fees. The western part of Tanzania is …

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Aug 18 2013

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 …

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Aug 17 2013

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 …

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Aug 16 2013

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 …

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Aug 15 2013

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 …

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Aug 14 2013

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 …

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