Monthly Archives: December 2013

Nakonde Borderpost, Zambia

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.

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Leaving Tanzania

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Nou gaan ons braai!

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Helipad Campsite

Believe it or not this is a campsite! We made sure no helicopters were expected for the day.

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Shoes for money

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.

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Yeah, tar road again!

After our road from hell the tar road was most welcoming.

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What a view!

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.

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Askari

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

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Tawny Eagle

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Green Winged Pytilia

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Tchagra

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Red & Yellow Barbet

Some say Tarangire is the best birdwatching destination in Tanzania with more than 450 species including some rare ones.

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Paris-Dakar via Tanzania?

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.

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Green Bananas

Green bananas are part of the locals staple diet and people are selling them everywhere.

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Back to Tanzania

Arriving at Entebbe International (Uganda) flying back to Kilimanjaro International (Tanzania).

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On the banks of the Nile

Fishermen families living on the banks of the Nile, their houses protruding onto the river.

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The Old Queen

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The Source of the Nile

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.

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Kampala

Another African city.

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Where to stay in Kampala?

Not here!

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Black & White Colobus Monkeys

Not a clear shot but post it anyway as they are so pretty.

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Red Colobus Monkey

So cute!

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Mommy, help!!!

Just fooling around with the ranger ☺

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In search of the Green Breasted Pitta

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

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Chimp tracking in Kibale Forest

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Kibale Forest National Park

On arrival in the park, this chimp ran across the road in front of us.

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Get your motor running, head out on the highway!

Like a true nature’s child, we were born, born to be wild ♫ ♪ ♬

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Local Butcher

Hope it wasn’t one of the beauties below?

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Ankole Cattle

We saw many of the famous Ankole Cattle with their incredibly long curving horns.

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Crossing the Equator

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.

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Silverback Gorilla in Bwindi National Park

Being so close to these powerful gorillas in their natural habitat is an unforgettable experience!

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Oh no, Nikon’s again!

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I am not grumpy!

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Ain’t she sweet..

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What is he thinking?

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Who is who in the zoo?

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Parents of the cute baby.

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A glimpse..

Bwindi National Park, Uganda

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Taking a break from Trucking.

Arriving in Kampala-Uganda over Lake Victoria.

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Kilimanjaro

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.

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Detour again!

On our way to Arusha.

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The long and winding road

On the way to Lushoto, another challenging pass.

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Sisal Plantations

Heading west to Lushoto.

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Our last view of the Indian Ocean.

Peponi near Pangani was our last campsite next to the beautiful, warm Indian Ocean and we were a bit sad to leave.

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Beach Market

A clothes market at the same spot were years ago the slaves were being shipped off to African and European countries.

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Dried Fish & Chili Sauce

Ugh, not really hungry thank you..

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Old slave market

On the site of the old slave market is now a busy fish market.

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Bagamoyo’s Port

Cooking oil produced in Zanzibar (yellow drums) being off loaded and brought in for customs.

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Stone Town

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.

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Bagamoyo

Mid 19th century Bagamoyo was one of the most important settlements along the East African coast and the terminus of the trade caravan route linking Lake Tanganyika with the sea. Slaves, ivory, salt and copra were unloaded before being shipped. … Continue reading

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