Day 26 – Kipepeo Beach to Moshi

       Another glorious sunrise means another early rising as we pack up the tent.     It seems like much longer but after only a day we leave Kipepeo Beach and head back across the ferry. It’s along queue of cars but 5000TzS gets us access to the emergency gate – whether this is a…

Day 25 – Dar Es Salaam to Kipepeo Beach

We get off the train at 12:45am after 57 hours (see last post). We’re tired and a little disgruntled. Having anticipated a delay, we have not booked any accommodation tonight – we considered the train might be a day late but 12 hours late is a bit of a nightmare scenario. We are approached by…

Day 24 – Mbeya to Dar Es Salaam

Throughout the night the train chugs on. I sleep when we’re moving but wake when we stop. We stop at least three times overnight. Whenever we start there is always a jolt as the carriages bump one another. Soon though the sound of the tracks lull me back to sleep. I wake just after sunrise…

Day 2 – Dar to Songea

Another early start! Up at 4am for a 4:30 taxi to the bus station for a bus departing at 5:30am, except it isn’t departing on time. As ever here, the bus will leave when it’s full. At 6am we are ready to go, as is every other bus in the city so it takes a…

Day 1 – Mwanza to Dar Es Salaam

We are up at 5:30am in order to get the taxi to the Airport. The usual scans and searches at this provincial airport. Small as it is there are still two places where we need to remove shoes and electronic items. The flight is smooth and we land ahead of time.   Then a wait…