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Monthly Archives: May 2017

After a relaxing two days in Mwanza on the shores of Lake Victoria it was time to head west on the two day drive to Kigoma, nestled on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, the world’s longest freshwater lake.  In addition to being 660 km long it’s also the world’s second oldest, second deepest and second largest freshwater lake.  We found the new road through Tabora and arrived at Jakobson Beach on the outskirts… Read More

I arrived at Kilimanjaro Airport near Arusha Tanzania on the 14 May and after a brief stop to take a photo of the cloud covered Mount Kilimanjaro  I headed into town to get myself organised for two weeks in Tanzania.  The plan is to get the tourist hotspots of Ngorogoro Crater and The Serengeti out of the way early and then head west through Mwanza to Kigoma.  From Kigoma I’ll catch a boat north… Read More

I’m in the World Heritage Area Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, on the Equator, in the tropics, in the WET Season, so I guess I should have expected some rain ! Despite three days of rain, I really enjoyed the forest.  I walked for hours up and down valleys and along slippery trails through a rainforest that was at its best, dripping with rain and full of life.  I’ve visited plenty of rainforests… Read More

My trip south across Uganda with Terrain Safaris followed the eastern coast of Lake Albert, through the coastal town of Buliisa and it’s nearby fishing village, also called Buliisa! It was fairly hot,  about 30deg and the roads were fairly ordinary, which is typical of Uganda so far.    Over the next week I’m heading towards Queen Elizabeth National Park and the town of Fort Portal, which I keep calling Port Fortal with my driver correcting… Read More

Three weeks in Uganda. On the equator in the wet season.