Africa Overland 2017
Africa Overland 2017
  • Kenya onto Uganda - First Big Game of the season
    • 25/08/2017
Last few days have involved game walks and drives, ticking off close encounters with zebra, giraffe, buffalo, monkeys, baboons, impala, flamingo, and from a longer distance, black rhino and lion.
It seems a bit surreal to have all these large beasts wandering around and paying us no attention whatsoever - apart from the baboons, one of which raids the van in front, climbing through the open roof to steal a bag of peanuts, in what was a rather traumatising episode for those involved! No permanent scarring though, and a lesson to heed the signs!
The weather has been pleasant temperatures, sunny/cloudy during the day, with brief and moderately heavy rain late in the afternoon.
So far though have been at fairly high altitude, around 2000m, so we'll see if things change in Uganda.
The truck is great, surprisingly comfy despite the potholed roads, and a fun bunch of people, all professionals with a similar history of wanderlust, between the group probably every corner of the globe has been covered!
The seats on the truck face inward with a big space in the middle so its easy to move about, and the side windows are tarp which roll up out of the way for better visibility.
We have been driving through gorgeous lush green farmland, with the ruddy red soil, interspersed with towns where colourful shops and stalls flank the main road, offering every product and service, with many locals giving a smile and a wave....
In between the towns, people wash clothes in and fetch water from the rivers, carrying tubs on their heads, between fields of corn, rice, and unidentified.
The road is a surprisingly good surface - so far - obviously a few potholes, no markings, and an interesting variety of traffic, including lots of bicycles and tuctucs, and a seemingly random interspersion of actual speedbumps.
Next Uganda, white water rafting etc!


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