mountain lake, trans Canada railway
mountain lake, trans Canada railway
  • Lake Victoria
    • 06/09/2017
Crossing the border brings immediate change - from driving on the right back to the left, but more obviously in the landscape, as the hilly banana plantations of Rwanda are replaced by dry wild west looking scrub land with scattered trees...

Giant storks roam the villages, picking at any garbage. Later pass a rubbish dump where dozens of them search alongside people for anything useful.
Also seen kingfishers and the odd eagle.

Staying one night in an interesting German fort built in 1905, when Germany was being empirical and did bad things to the local populations - but who didn't...

Dinner is the local fast food -
Chips my eye? Essentially a chip omelet, and a kebab of unspecified meat.

100km of roadworks in the morning, then a stop at a local market for cooking supplies. Much less frantic market here, fruit, veg, fish, goats heads, chipatis and doughnutty things abound.
Shortly after, a short ferry ride across a spur of the lake before reaching the traffic of Mzansa, the second biggest city in Tanzania, lying on the southern shore of Lake Victoria.
Camping tonight at a resort on the beach, very nice but the beer double the price!

Miles of dry yellow plains dotted with sporadic trees and bulbous rock formations, boys herding cattle and the usual regular towns and roadside stalls.
A short drive today, with another stop for supplies and an early arrival at another beach side camp for a lazy afternoon... Proper holidays!


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