Starting Point: Mpulungu, Zambia End Point: Bujumbura, Burundi Approximately 750kms over 25 days
Tanganyika Paddle Expedition Dispatch Some of you may be aware that I set out a five weeks ago to try and kayak the length of the longest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania. What started out as a desire to explore this fairly remote eastern shoreline of Lake Tanganyika, has turned into more than I could ever have imagined. I am pleased and relieved to let you know that… Read More
When all seems so well thought out, and you’re hit with the unexpected before the journey has even begun… This is how we finally got to the starting point of our Tanganyika Paddle.
Getting from Nairobi to the start of our month long Tanganyika Paddle. Back country Tanzania – here we come!
PLEASE NOTE – I have just returned from this expedition. Blog posts will be out from Monday 27th September. Please do subscribe to the blog if you wish to receive information or check back in a couple of days. You’ll not want to miss it! Shara Yes folks, it’s expedition time again. For years I have dreamed about getting a water expedition under my belt and have settlied on paddling the length of… Read More
Journeying through Tanzania was all too brief and I have no doubt I will be back to explore this incredible country in more depth. Descending into the Ngorongoro Crater, where I would witness one of earth’s most unique ecosystems, was beyond extraordinary. The animals roam within their amphitheatre without a care in the world. Beyond the crater walls I passed briefly through the world of the Maasai. I sensed that they felt compelled to live a… Read More
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
Lakeshore Lodge – Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania 23rd – 26th November 2013 I can’t explain the sense of awe we had on rising up over the escarpment and seeing Lake Tanganyika stretched out in front of us. This lake is rather special. Formed in the fissure of the Great Rift Valley, at 673kms long, Lake Tanganyika is the longest freshwater lake, the second deepest and the second largest by volume, in the world. At… 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