Monthly Archives: August 2013

Crater Lakes

Near to Fort Portal, and before you reach Kibale National Park, there is a very special area dotted with small lakes.  This is the crater lake area of Uganda … From Fort Portal we drove the 20km or so to … Continue reading

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A visit to the Nile River – Murchison Falls

Finally, we managed to escape from Kampala, visas, permits and travels plans in hand.  We negotiated our way through the crazy morning Kampala traffic, and soon found our way on the road towards Murchison Falls. The countryside of Uganda is … Continue reading

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Kampala – ticking it all off

Friday morning dawned, and we were off to Toyota Kampala for Brodie’s service.  I was duly dumped in the Customer Service Lounge with a TV, my laptop and internet dongle.  Viking Explorer disappeared into the service bay to keep an … Continue reading

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Kampala – setting it all up

We typically avoid major cities on our journeys, but every now and then the admin that needs taking care of necessitates a stay in a capital city – this time Kampala.   Coming into Kampala we took a straight route … Continue reading

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Astride the middle of the earth

When we made the decision to ship our vehicle from Senegal to South Africa, my one regret was that we wouldn’t have a chance to drive across the equator.  So, when we started our planning for our stage II journey … Continue reading

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On being a cyclist

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 … Continue reading

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Budget Update – Tanzania

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 … Continue reading

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Shores of Lake Victoria

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 … Continue reading

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Meeting of old friends

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 … Continue reading

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Travel fatigue

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 … Continue reading

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