The LION’s day

It turned out to be lion’s day in Mikumi NP when we visited. The first time we had seen so many lions in one day, in total 4 groups. We were already happy with the first group, when our guide got the information, that there is something happening not far from us. We sped through …

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Mikumi National Park

From our campsite at Tan Swiss Lodge, we had booked a game drive into the Mikumi NP. Already on the way to the park entrance, we saw not only Impalas, but also the beautiful Masai giraffes, which have a different pattern than the ones we had seen in Southern Africa. The main road to Dar …

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The Sanje Waterfall hike

Our destination was the Udzungwa NP, famous for its mountains, waterfalls and hiking routes. Not a park with big game and roads to drive around, but rainforest and rare animals. Before we reached the turn off to the national park, the main road to Dar went over the mountains and many trucks struggled there. The …

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Stone Age in Tanzania

We had stopped at the Kisolanza Farm Campsite where we went on a hike, to their café and farm stall and had a lovely dinner. Our next stop was the Isimila Stone Age Site not far from Iringa, the next town on our way east. We had read that there are also natural stone pillars, …

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Kitulo Plateau

We had driven up into the mountains onto the Kitulo Plateau at about 2,800 metres, because it is famous for its landscape and flowers. As the rainy season had just started, the first flowers were already out, but the main event, when the plateau is covered with a carpet of colours will come a little …

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Lake Ngosi hike

South of Mbeya lies the second largest crater lake in Africa: the Ngosi Crater Lake at 2622 metres. A road takes you up into the mountains where the hike starts. We had read that it was a difficult 4×4 route, so we were not sure at all if we could drive up with our car. …

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Lunji Coffee Farm

Around Mbeya, there are many coffee farms on the slopes of the impressive mountains. We were keen to visit one of the best farms. (Edi was already suffering from good coffee deprivation.) The Lunji Farm is one of the biggest farms in the area and is owned and run now by two generations of a …

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On the way to Mbeya

From Sumbawanga to Mbeya we had a very good road, tar, no potholes and the traffic only picked up when we reached the transit route from Dar es Salaam to Zambia. Driving for hours never gets boring in Africa, as there is so much to see along the road. As the first rain had arrived, …

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Katavi National Park

From Kipili we took the T9 North, which leads through the Katavi NP. The main road was closed due to road works so all the traffic was taking the smaller road in the east. After we had crossed the park, we ended at the River Side Camp. The river in front of us was not …

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Arriving @ Tanzania

We had finally left Zambia and entered Tanzania on a small and uncomplicated border post north of Mbala. Our first destination was Lake Tanganyika again, this time the Lake Shore Lodge in Kipili. It was a long day. After getting through the border we stopped at Sumbawanga to buy a Sim card at the Vodacom …

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