I haven’t updated this blog in too long. Since India, i’ve spent a month in Northern Ethiopia, then a week traveling down to Nairobi by buses and 10 days or so cycling around Kenya.
I will blog about all this in great detail come late November.
As of now, I’m in Nairobi about to leave on a long cycle to Malawi through Western Tanzania. The route will take me past (but not ‘through’) the Maasai Mara lands and Lake Victoria in Kenya, the Serengeti and Burundi border in NW Tanzania, then a 3 day sail down Lake Tanganyika on the ‘MV Liemba’, a 99-year-old German gunboat that still plies the route twice monthly and finally through the SW Tanzanian highlands to the Malawi border, where I hope to rest for a while.
I won’t be updating the blog until then, but for now here’s a map of the proposed route:
27th October: Nairobi to Narok (144km): couchsurfing
28th October: A day in Narok: couchsurfing
29th October: Narok to Oloololo (113km): camping
30th October: Oloololo to Migori (79km): couchsurfing
31st October: Migori to Musoma [Tanzania] (125km): couchsurfing
1st November: A day in Musoma: couchsurfing
2nd November: Musoma – Serengeti Stopover Camp (87km): camping
3rd November: Serengeti Stopover Camp – Mwanza (135km): couchsurfing
4th November: A day in Mwanza: couchsurfing
5th November: Another day in Mwanza: couchsurfing
6th November: Mwanza to Kasama (93km): camping
7th November: Kasama to Musasa (130km): camping
8th November: Musasa to Kakonko (88km): camping
9th November: Kakonko to bush camp (115km): camping
10th November: bush camp to Kigoma (144km): couchsurfing
11th November – 14th November: 4 days in Kigoma: couchsurfing
14th November – 16th November: 3 days on MV Liemba ferry
16th November: Kasanga port: hotel/camping
17th November: Kasanga to Mtai (64km): camping
18th November: Mtai to Laela (100km): camping
19th November: Laela to Tunduma (120km): camping
20th November: Tunduma to Mbeya (110km): hotel/camping
21st November: Mbeya to Tukuyu (70km): camping
22nd November: Tukuyu to Katumbi [Malawi] (70km): camping
23rd November: Katumbi to Chitimba (115km): camping
… and from there i’ll see what happens.