Farewell to The Kuipers…

We knew this day would come but when it finally arrived we weren’t ready to let go. Margie and Gerro drove up from S.A. to join us on the road for just over a month and a half. We all met up in Mwanza, Bruce (Mike’s brother) included and our first adenture was crossing the […]

Lake shore Lodge – tootsies up on our favourite lake – Tangas!

Lake shore Lodge Well well well we have arrived. In the middle of nowhere (Western Tanzania). We found a little piece of heaven on earth – Lakeshore Lodge, this is a must if you have a trip in mind to visit either Katavi or Mahale N.P.’s. It is breathtakingly beautiful!!! And it’s right on Lake […]

Last of Tanzanian Parks… we saved the best for last!

Katavi The road getting to Katavi is long, hard and slow, it utilises all your senses to make one hell of an impression on any traveler heading out that way. At this time of the year, mere puddles of water remain and the number of Hippo in the park dominate almost every inch of them. […]

Southern Parks continue

Ruaha N.P. Every expat living in Tanzania says this is their favourite park, so we set off with high spirits, as usual. Firstly we had the best campsite, it was right on the bank of what little water remained in the Ruaha River – This is the main artery of the park that supplies all […]

Southern Tanzanian Parks

With all the Northern parks done, we set of for a new chapter, a chapter that we hope will be more intriguing than any other parks we have been to todate. We have heard from so many people that the three big Southern parks will outshine the commercial parks in the North by leaps and […]

Saadani Safari Lodge – This is where Mike’s knee gave way

I thought we were all heading to Peponi, a nice beach campsite to reminisce about the great things we had seen in the Northern Tanzanian parks. However I was not alone as Margie and Gerro were under the same impression, but we lost them somewhere along the way after Mike had a chat with them […]

Tanzania – Lake Tanganyika and Burundi

Lake Tanganyika – Jacobson’s On arrival we unpacked as quickly as possible and headed down to the beach. The view that stood before us was positively inviting. Turquiose water, waves, no crocs (for the last three years) and a heavenly beach to lay our sarongs down on and get lost in our books……. Finally silence. […]