Tanzania, Tunza Lodge, Lake Victoria, near Mwanza. Friday 24 July. Week 13, Day 103.



“Worth seeing, yes; but not worth going to see.” – Samuel Johnson.


I must say that as much as we enjoyed the rest of the great lakes of Africa, Lake Victoria had very little to attract. I would not have been happy if I had not seen it for myself, but after seeing it here we did not bother to visit Lake Victoria elsewhere and did not visit it in Uganda or Kenya, even leaving Entebbe completely out of our route.

Tanzania, Serengeti National Park, Western Corridor, Kira Wira Special Campsite no 1. Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 July. Week 13, Days 101 and 102.


“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ― Mae West.


Well this was a visit to Lion Central, they were right in our faces. The wildebeest and zebra herds were there too but I gather that we had missed their peak by a couple of weeks. The Grumeti River was not running and is far smaller than the Mara and only had scattered stagnant, albeit substantial, pools. These had huge crocs but I cannot imagine the herd crossings here to be as spectacular as at the Mara River.

Tanzania, Serengeti National Park, Lobo Hills Public Campsite. Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 July. Week 13, Days 99 and 100.



“The Wilderness holds answers to more questions than we have yet learned to ask.” ― Nancy Wynne Newhall.


This was again a very special and also very lucky day.

GEEKS: Tanzania, Serengeti National Park, Ngare Nanyuki Special Campsite no 1. Saturday 18 July. Week 12, Day 97.


Simba A Campsite Ngorongoro Crater rim – Naabi Hill Gate southern Serengeti – Seronera Tourist Center – Ngare Nanyuki Special Campsite no 1.

Total Distance and time taken.

160km, 8hr 30min, but includes gamewatching, refueling, visitors center.

Detailed breakdown of route.

• Simba – Naabi Hill Gate, 79km, estimated actual travelling time – 2hr.

• Naabi Hill Gate – Seronera, 50km, 1hr 30min.

• Seronera – Ngare Nanyuki Camp, 26km, 45min.


Entrance fee pppd – 60US$.

Tanzania, Ngorongoro Crater rim, Simba A Campsite.Thursday 16 July. Week 12, Day 95.


“If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.” J.M. Power.


The main photo is from the viewpoint on the crater rim just after the entrance gate.

Hi ho, hi ho………. we were finally on our way after 3 weeks of marking time. Sad farewells to the crew at Meserani and off we went at the leisurely hour of about 10am. With the crowds the secret was to wait for the ablutions to be cleaned before having a lovely warm shower and shave.


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