Getting from Nairobi to the start of our month long Tanganyika Paddle. Back country Tanzania – here we come!
ARUSHA TO STAY: We stayed in Masai Camp on the outskirts of Arusha on the Overlanding trip with Absoulte Africa – it’s a place to pop up your tent but is nothing special. See Lonely Planet’s write up here. TO EAT: Can’t fault the Blue Heron, we had a light lunch here and coffee – lovely garden atmosphere and definitely worth the visit. Blues and Chutney also comes very highly rated – it also has… Read More
Nairobi (blue) to Arusha (red) – 170 miles (5 hours, great road, border crossing easy) – read about this stretch here Arusha to Tabora (green) – 392 miles (they were doing road works near Arusha, good tar to Singida and then patchy gravel road to Tabora) this took around 10 hours… – read about this stretch here Tabora to Katavi (yellow) – 275 miles (this road is very do-able but incredibly slow. It… Read More
Facebook has all the photos for this stretch of the journey – click here to check them out. Nairobi & Naivasha, Kenya 15th – 18th November 2013 After flying from Diani to Nairobi, I collected the Beast from the garage in Karen. Luke Davey had been dropping in every now and again to keep an eye on progress and update me with photos, but seeing it again after three months, I couldn’t believe how… Read More
TOUR WITH ABSOLUTE AFRICA Nairobi (blue) to Arusha (red) – 170 miles (5 hours, great road, border crossing easy) Arusha to Ngorongoro (green) – 130 miles (4 hours, slow going nearer the crater) – see post here Ngorongoro to Serengeti (yellow) – 65 miles (9 hours, horrendous road crater to park gate, pole pole game drive) – see post here Serengeti back to Arusha (red) – 200 miles (7 hours – hectic corrugations… Read More
NGORONGORO AND SERENGETI TOUR WITH ABSOLUTE AFRICA 10th – 14th October 2013 Click here to check out all the pics for Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti… Following a trip back to London for Lizzy’s wedding, I had discovered that a good South African hockey friend, Cheryl Boshi, was booked onto a tour in Tanzania just as I was due to fly back into Kenya. They were leaving from Nairobi the following day and… Read More