Tag Archives: Tanzania

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 … 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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Dr Livingstone I presume

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 … Continue reading

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Back to the shore … Lake Shore at Kipili

“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 … Continue reading

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Away from the shore … Sumbawanga here we come

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 … Continue reading

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Into Tanzania

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 … Continue reading

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