The journey home. Saturday 9 January, day 266. Tan Swiss Camp.


“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled”. – Mohammed.


Over the next 8 days we covered 4784km, those that know these roads will confirm that this formidable leg involves plenty of hard work and concentration.


Home where the music’s playing,

Home where my dogs lie waiting,

Silently for me…….


Zanzibar, Union Beach Bungalows, Nungwi (northwestern Zanzibar). Tuesday 5 – Thursday 7 January 2016. Week 35, days 262 - 264.



"We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time." -- T.S. Eliot


GEEKS. Zanzibar, (Tanzania) Tembo House Hotel, Stone Town. Saturday 2 January 2016. Week 34, day 259.

There are a few choices of getting to Zanzibar from the northern Tanzanian coast (i.e. north of Dar es Salaam). Our first objective was to avoid Dar, we had had enough of busy and chaotic African cities and we had received countless warnings about driving conditions in Dar, expected to be worse over the festive season. I am a little sorry that we did not take the most adventurous choice of crossing by dhow. Anne is prone to sea sickness but on the few dhow trips we had whilst on Zanzibar she has not fluttered an eyelid.

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.


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.



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