Day 181: Mbeya, Tanzania to Chitimba, Malawi

2017-08-19T16:32:51+02:00 August 11th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Malawi, Tanzania, Trip Report|

We left at 09:00 after another big breakfast in the hotel. We drove north to the T10 from Uyolu as we wanted to skip the roadworks to Mbalizi. The road was very beautiful with rolling hills and valleys covered with tea plantations. There were, however, way too many towns which made the going slow. We [...]

Day 179 – 180: Sumbawanga to Mbeya, no2

2017-08-19T16:46:30+02:00 August 9th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Tanzania, Trip Report|

We went down for breakfast at 08:00, taking the Nutella with us from the beginning, but sadly there weren't pancakes again. Instead there was Mandazi which still went OK with Nutella. Since there were no hard boiled eggs left, they made us fried eggs. We left Sumbawanga at 9:30 and set off on the same [...]

Day 177 – 178: Katavi to Sumbawanga

2017-08-18T21:45:18+02:00 August 7th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Tanzania, Trip Report|

We wanted to get an early start, but even without having breakfast we only left at 10:00. The road through Katavi is probably the worst section of the whole western route with some corrugations and bigger holes and bumps as well as soft sand 'holes'. The speed limit is also 50km/h, but one would easily [...]

Day 176: Kigoma to Sitalike

2017-08-18T21:17:37+02:00 August 6th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Tanzania, Trip Report|

We got up to a cloudy morning and Caro made egg fried rice for breakfast. We packed up slowly and only left by 09:26. In Kigoma we stopped at a small duka to buy some snacks for the road. We took the plunge and bought an expensive tube of Pringles and some biscuits. We also [...]

Day 173 – 175: Kibondo to Kigoma

2017-08-14T19:00:08+02:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Africa, Tanzania, Trip Report|

We set an alarm for 07:00 and managed to actually get up and take another shower. Just as we were about to leave the room a staff member came to ask us to move the Hilux so that the other vehicle can exit. The owner of the other vehicle was also a muzungu, but one [...]

Day 172: Kigali, Rwanda to Kibondo, Tanzania

2017-08-14T18:55:53+02:00 August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Africa, Rwanda, Tanzania, Trip Report|

We wanted to leave as early as 08:00, but the overland truck was going nowhere. Most of the passengers were still having breakfast and lounging around, at least their tents were already packed up. By 08:30 Caro asked the driver when they are leaving and he said in 5 minutes. Finally at 08:47 we could [...]

Day 102: Moshi to Kenya via Tarakea-Oloitoktok border

2017-05-30T13:15:29+02:00 May 24th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Trip Report|

We left Mama Simba’s Homebase by 08:40 after receiving a warm goodbye. We first headed back to Milan’s Restaurant as we wanted more Paneer Samosas, but unfortunately they did have any that early in the morning. We then bought some beef samosas at another place which wasn’t as good. After using the last of our [...]

Day 100 – 101: Moshi

2017-05-30T12:10:51+02:00 May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Africa, Tanzania, Trip Report|

We stayed at Mama Simba for two more nights, basically just studying and working all day. On Monday we went to Milan's Restaurant, a vegetarian Indian restaurant. We ordered Paneer Samosas which were delicious and a lentil dish with naan and rice. For most of the other meals we made our own food. On Tuesday [...]

Day 98 – 99: Usambaras to Moshi

2017-05-21T18:03:05+02:00 May 20th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Tanzania, Trip Report|

We woke up at 06:00 with the sound of heavy rain drops on the tent. We tried to mentally block it out (and the consequences) and hoped for it to go away, but when the clock ticked passed 08:00 we knew we had problems. Hugo checked yr.no for the latest weather update and saw that [...]

Day 96 – 97: Tanga to West Usambaras

2017-05-21T16:58:19+02:00 May 19th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Tanzania, Trip Report|

We packed up everything again the night before so that we can have an early start. We didn’t set an alarm so only got up passed 08:00 and then only managed to leave passed 09:00. We ate the leftover pizza from last night while on the road. In Tanga, we first went to the market [...]