Hikes

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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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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The Waterberg hike

At the Waterberg National Park, we shared our campsite (and accidentally our food) with numerous baboons, but we came here to climb the cliffs of the Waterberg and enjoy the view from the top. We didn’t even see them coming, had they already stolen a bag of apples from the inside of the pickup. The …

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The Brukkaros Crater

Near Berseba, a very impressive crater stands out of the plain. We learned that it is not a volcano, but caused by an explosion. We went to explore it on a hike. The Brukkaros is over 650 metres taller than the surrounding area, and the crater floor lies 350 m below the rim. The mountain is …

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A Bavarian hike

In Bavaria we stopped by at our apartment near Freyung, which doesn’t see us very often, visited a school friend of Edi and had enough time for a hike south of Augsburg. We started from Mittelneufnach, did a big circle to Oberneufnach, where we visited the lookout tower named after Christoph Scheiner – more about …

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