Monthly Archives: December 2013
Without a doubt the most unorganized and busiest border post we encountered. Even with an agent (highly recommended) it took us 3 hours and a considerable amount of patience.
Believe it or not this is a campsite! We made sure no helicopters were expected for the day.
We often came across shoes hanging on overhead wires above the road. It has to do with believes, every time a rich person passes under the shoes, some money will stay behind for the owner of the shoes.
After our road from hell the tar road was most welcoming.
Keep boring you with road pictures but it is so nice driving on a road with views like this, we can’t get enough of it.
The 200 km from Tarangire to Dodoma took us 2 days and just over 12 hours driving time. After 6 hours bouncing about heavily corrugated gravel we decided to park in the bush for the night. A few beers would … Continue reading
Some say Tarangire is the best birdwatching destination in Tanzania with more than 450 species including some rare ones.
On our way to Tarangire National Park, we were slightly confused by oncoming rally vehicles, the last thing one expects to see on a gravel track in dark Africa.
Green bananas are part of the locals staple diet and people are selling them everywhere.
Arriving at Entebbe International (Uganda) flying back to Kilimanjaro International (Tanzania).
Fishermen families living on the banks of the Nile, their houses protruding onto the river.
Where the river begins to flow from Lake Victoria (Source of the Nile) to the Mediterranean Sea. It takes the water three months to complete this journey of 6400 km.
Another African city.
Not a clear shot but post it anyway as they are so pretty.
Just fooling around with the ranger ☺
We set off before sunrise with a local ranger to find the elusive green breasted pitta. Within half an hour we heard his call and located him in the canopy. It was so beautiful to see him presenting us with … Continue reading
On arrival in the park, this chimp ran across the road in front of us.
Like a true nature’s child, we were born, born to be wild ♫ ♪ ♬
Hope it wasn’t one of the beauties below?
We saw many of the famous Ankole Cattle with their incredibly long curving horns.
One of our highlights in Uganda was crossing the equator on the way from Kampala to Bwindi. I was so excited posting the pictures of the gorillas that I forgot this one.
Being so close to these powerful gorillas in their natural habitat is an unforgettable experience!
Bwindi National Park, Uganda
Arriving in Kampala-Uganda over Lake Victoria.
A breathtaking view! We thought about climbing it but came to our senses after drinking a few Kilimanjaro beers and talking to people who did it and others who failed.
On our way to Arusha.
On the way to Lushoto, another challenging pass.
Heading west to Lushoto.
Peponi near Pangani was our last campsite next to the beautiful, warm Indian Ocean and we were a bit sad to leave.
A clothes market at the same spot were years ago the slaves were being shipped off to African and European countries.
Ugh, not really hungry thank you..
On the site of the old slave market is now a busy fish market.
Cooking oil produced in Zanzibar (yellow drums) being off loaded and brought in for customs.
The old town, Stone Town as they call it, has lots of small streets with beautiful carved wooden doors and most of the buildings are still occupied.