Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tanzania 2nd trip



From Rwanda we headed to the Tanzanian border which took forever to cross, lots of trucks. Most of the sand roads were being upgraded to tar by the Chinese hence high truck activity, carting all the valuables out. Once we were in Tanzania we headed for Lake Tanganyika just outside a town called Kigoma where we found a stunning campsite on the shores of this great African Lake. The beach along this lake was an amazing pink color, and the water was stunning. It is estimated to be the second largest freshwater lake in the world by volume, and the second deepest, it is also the world's longest freshwater lake. 

We were far behind schedule and needed to make up time if we were to make it to Zimbabwe to meet my family. So we traveled as much as possible during the next two days to make the Zambian border but would have loved to explore this area far more. It’s completely out of the main tourist track and this would be the last time we would be able to travel on these amazing sand roads as everywhere construction was underway converting the roads. 

The pink beach on Lake Tanganyika

Stunning campsite with a very tranquil setting.
This beautiful bird of prey near our campsite, I think it was a Verreaux's eagle but 100% sure.
The last of the sand roads.
Trail blazing.
Sunset on route.
A proper hippo pool, anyone for a swim?
A lazy day in Africa.

A Waterbuck keeping an eye on us.
A black & white pic of these gentle, well mannered vegetarians.
Young male elephant bull out for a stroll.
A herd of Elephant wondering about.