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 23 Kapiri Mposhi to Mbeya (Tazara Train)

We make our way across Zambia. We have managed to cram our bags under bunks and in a storage area. There are four bunks a small table in our compartment. Pillows and blankets are provided. The train is a little decrepit- there is no light switch – just two wires which need to be tied…