Monthly Archives: July 2013

Sugar, Spice and all things Nice

Zanzibar provided a welcome change from the East African interior. Eating fish meant proper fish, not the Nile Perch or Talapia we had been having, which normally sourced in Lake Victoria, had a slightly muddy taste; the breeze was cool, … Continue reading

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Dusty roads and salty air

I had managed to bypass Kenya on my circuitous route through East Africa, partly due to my option of taking a flight from Ethiopia to Uganda bypassing the desolate northern Kenya, but also due to the dichotomy the Kenya provides … Continue reading

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Six days in a leaky boat

One of the challenges and highlights of East Africa lay 5 1/2 thousand metres above Arusha. At 5895m, Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest freestanding mountain in the world, being the highest in Africa, and higher that Mt Blanc and Everest … Continue reading

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The sun rolling high in the sapphire sky

The Serengeti is synonymous with lions prowling massive grasslands for good reason. I had been on safari four years ago in Zambia, but that was more through wooded thickets and river banks. But now it was time for the quintessential … Continue reading

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