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December 2015

Tanzania. Peponi Beach Resort near Pangani. Monday 28 to Wednesday 30 December. Week 34, days 254 to 256.

 

"Let go of your expectations and keep yourself open to any and all possibilities. Take pure joy out of finding beauty in simple details. Don’t over plan your itinerary. Take things slow. Don’t focus too much on maximizing every day to the fullest. Immerse yourself in each experience instead of rushing yourself".

 

GEEKS. Tanzania. Peponi Beach Resort near Pangani. Saturday 26 December. Week 33, day 252.

ROUTE.

Tiwi Beach and Twiga Lodge – Diani on A14 – Lunga Lunga and border post – Tanzania and Horohoro – turn west to bypass Tanga – turn left (east) in village of Pongwe – Peponi Beach.

Distance Travelled and Time Taken.

The 190km took 5hr 20min.

Route breakdown and details.

• Diani Beach is less than 5km from Tiwi Beach on the A14.

Tanzania. Peponi Beach Resort near Pangani. Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 December. Weeks 33 and 34, days 252 to 253.

 

 

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain.

 

GEEKS. Kenya. Tiwi Beach and Twiga Lodge and Campsite. Thursday 24 December 2015. Week 33, day 250.

ROUTE.

Kilifi, Distant Relatives Eco-lodge and Backpackers – Mombasa – inland route – Kinango town – past Shimba Hills National Reserve – Kwale town – A14 tar road – Tiwi Beach and Twiga Lodge.

Distance travelled and time taken.

The 217km took us 6hr 30min.

Route breakdown and directions. (T4A took us straight there).

• The outskirts of Mombasa were reached 1hr and 44km from Distant Relatives.

• In central Mombasa near the turnoff to the ferry at Likoma, we turned north on the Nairobi road (by mistake).

Kenya. Tiwi Beach and Twiga Lodge and Campsite. Thursday 24 and Friday 25 December 2015. Week 33, days 250 and 251.

 

 

 

 

I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy”. Ernest Hemmingway.

 

Firstly a merry Christmas to all and all the best for the New Year, especially if you are planning an African adventure. We are especially thinking of our family and friends, who although on the same continent, seem oh so far away. Rest assured that we are not suffering here in the wilds of Africa! In fact we are continuing to have an experience of a lifetime.

GEEKS: Kenya. Kilifi, Distant Relatives Eco-lodge and Backpackers. Tuesday 22 December 2015. Week 33, days 248 and 249.

ROUTE.

Ndololo Public Campsite – Sala Gate – Malindi – Kilifi – Distant Relatives Backpackers and Eco-lodge.

Distance travelled and time taken.

246km and about 6hr.

Route breakdown and directions.

• Ndololo Camp – Sala Gate, 78km and 2hr.

• Sala Gate – Malindi, 103km and 2hr 30min.

• Nakumat Malindi GPS co-ords S03 12,544 E40 07,025.

• Malindi – Distant Relatives Campsite, 62km 1hr 15min.

• Good tar road Malindi to Kalifi.

GEEKS: Kenya. Tsavo East National Park, Ndololo Public Campsite. Sunday 20 and Monday 21 December 2015. Week 33, days 246 and 247.

ROUTE:

Chyulu Campsite (Tsavo West) – Mtito Andrei Gate – Mombasa Road – Voi – Voi Gate (Tsavo East) – Ndololo Public Campsite.

Time taken and distance covered.

TOTAL(campsite to campsite); 146km and 4hr 30min.

Breakdown.

Chyulu Campsite to Mtito Andea Gate – 35km and 1hr.

Mtito Andei Gate to Voi Gate along the Mombasa Road – 100km and 2 hr.

Voi Gate to Ndololo camp – 7km.

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