Nairobi to Cape Town (June to December 2016)
Gaps in the map are days that I forgot to record on my GPS…sorry 🙁
- Green – My first bit of solo cycling from Nairobi, Kenya, to Arusha, Tanzania, through proper Masai country.
- Red – My friend Isa joined me from Arusha to Dar es Salaam via Zanzibar. We hired a captain with a fishing bout to take us from Pangani on the mainland to Nungwi on Zanzibar and then took the normal ferry from Stone Town back to Dar es Salaam.
- Orange – The route from Dar es Salaam to Nkhata Bay took me through Mikumi National Park, where I saw elephants and more, to Iringa, a beautiful little gem in the heart of Tanzania and then down from the highlands of Tanzania to Lake Malawi. The last 5 days from Njombe to Mbamba Bay, where I met up with the cargo ship on which I hitched a ride to Malawi, was the toughest thing I have ever done, both physically and mentally.
- Purple – You certainly don’t traverse Africa on a bicycle without summoning your inner Chuck Norris. That certainly was true for the leg between Nkhata Bay, Malawi, to Livingstone, Zambia. From Tsetse fly bites, to crossing rivers full of crocs and hippos, a broken bicycle and a ‘broken body’, I experienced it all.
- Blue – Old dreams, old friends and the oldest desert in the world: Experiencing the Okavango Delta in Botswana was a dream come true, while visiting my friends in Namibia and the spectacular Namib desert never gets old 😀