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Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 118
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Posted By wildside
Nice to hear from you and glad you liked the Ride...

Nice to hear from you and glad you liked the Ride Report. We just loved your country.......wonderful people and beautiful scenery. You are welcome to contact us through the PM facility available on...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
What an amazing experience to travel on a bicycle...

What an amazing experience to travel on a bicycle - thats doing it the hard way. Despite all the negative comments we made about Malawi it still is a wonderful place to visit and one couldn't hope to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
Hi Wayne, thanks for your input and I'm glad that...

Hi Wayne, thanks for your input and I'm glad that you enjoyed it. I hope that you do eventually get the opportunity to visit our east Africa....you certainly won't be disappointed.
Take care
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
HEADING HOME <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns...

HEADING HOME

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DAY 32: Tuesday 10 January 2012
TIME: 9.00 am – 3.00 am Thursday 12 January

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Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By wildside
LAST DAY AT FAT MONKEY DAY 31: Monday 9...

LAST DAY AT FAT MONKEY

DAY 31: Monday 9 January 2012

We enjoyed a lazy morning on the beach watching the locals catch and clean their kampango (catfish).

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Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
MAKUZI LODGE to FAT MONKEY <?xml:namespace...

MAKUZI LODGE to FAT MONKEY

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DAY 30 : Sunday 8 January 2012
DISTANCE: 408 km
TIME: 8.00 am – 3.00 pm
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
SANGILO LODGE to MAKUZI LODGE <?xml:namespace...

SANGILO LODGE to MAKUZI LODGE
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DAY 29: Saturday 7 January 2012
DISTANCE: 240 km
TIME: 9.00 am – 2.45 pm
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
Hi there. Thanks for your input and I'm glad that...

Hi there. Thanks for your input and I'm glad that this RR could be of help. I don't think that you will be disappointed in Africa - it's a magical place.
Hope you have a wonderful and safe trip....
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
REST DAY: SANGILO LODGE Day 28: Friday 6...

REST DAY: SANGILO LODGE

Day 28: Friday 6 January 2012


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Despite the rain throughout the night we had a...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
BACK IN MALAWI <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...

BACK IN MALAWI
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IRINGA (Tanzania) to SANGILO SANCTUARY LODGE ( Malawi)

Day 27: 5 January...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By wildside
Hi. Thanks for your response. The table top...

Hi. Thanks for your response.
The table top was a very clever idea and a very useful piece of equipment.
I hope you get the opportunity to visit Africa some day ..... you wont be disappointed....
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
Mid way between Dodoma and Iringa we came across...

Mid way between Dodoma and Iringa we came across the Mtera Dam which is located on the great Ruaha River. It is the biggest hydro electrical dam in Tanzania measuring 56 km long and 15 km wide. On...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
DODOMA to IRINGA Day 26: 4 January 2012 ...

DODOMA to IRINGA

Day 26: 4 January 2012
Distance: 285 km
Time: 8.30 am – 4.00 pm
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Feeling rested we said...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 118
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Posted By wildside
About 50 km north of Dodoma the roadworks started...

About 50 km north of Dodoma the roadworks started again and we were diverted onto the side of the road. I would hate to travel this road in the rain!! By mid afternoon we were no longer cheerfully...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
LAKE MANYARA to DODOMA Day 25: 3 January...

LAKE MANYARA to DODOMA

Day 25: 3 January 2012
Distance: 384 km
Time: 6.45 am – 4.45 pm


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ROUTE FOR THE NEXT 2 DAYS.
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
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Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
Thank goodness we trusted our planning because...

Thank goodness we trusted our planning because after we turned off and travelled west along the lovely 32 km tarred road we caught glimpses of Lake Manyara on our left and the Rift Valley Escarpment...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
MARANGU HOTEL to LAKE MANYARA Day 24:...

MARANGU HOTEL to LAKE MANYARA


Day 24: Monday 2 January 2012
Distance: 241 km
Time: 7.00 am – 12.00 pm

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Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
We were meant to take a left turn before the...

We were meant to take a left turn before the mountain and skirt the back of it and travel between Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro, avoiding Arusha, but due to the roadworks we actually missed the turnoff...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
TANZANIA <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...

TANZANIA
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WHISTLING THORNS to MARANGU (TANZANIA)
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Day22: 31 December 2011
Distance: 372 km...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
Glad you're enjoying the report. Sorry about the...

Glad you're enjoying the report. Sorry about the delay but have been away for a while.. I'll get busy with more posting tonight. hope you enjoy the rest.
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
Hi Wayne. Thanks for your interest. You're lucky...

Hi Wayne. Thanks for your interest. You're lucky to not have the stress of dealing with borger post officials.
Some border crossings can be so simple and others a challenge but in the end it all...
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
The vegetation started to change to low bush and...

The vegetation started to change to low bush and thorn trees. As we passed The Great Rift Valley Golf Course we rode through a lovely area of fever trees (acacia) and soon after this the road was...
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
KEMBU CAMP to WHISTLING THORNS DAY 21: 30...

KEMBU CAMP to WHISTLING THORNS

DAY 21: 30 December 2011
Distance: 225 km
Time: 9.00 am – 2.30 pm

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OUR ROUTE FOR THE DAY
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
The going was awfully slow as the roads were...

The going was awfully slow as the roads were extra busy and road works plentiful. We were diverted onto a detour which was about 30 km of bone-jarring, ungraded shale. The scenery was once again...
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
KENYA JINJA to KEMBU CAMP (near Nakuru) ~...

KENYA


JINJA to KEMBU CAMP (near Nakuru) ~ KENYA
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DAY 20: 29 December 2011
DISTANCE: 445 km
TIME: 6.30...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
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Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
REST DAY – JINJA Day 19: 28 December 2011 ...

REST DAY – JINJA
Day 19: 28 December 2011
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We decided to spend an extra day here as both bikes needed a bit...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
We swopped email addresses, took a few photies...

We swopped email addresses, took a few photies and said our farewells. We are now also facebook buddies and it’s so nice keeping in touch with him. Anyway, within a few kilometres the spluttering...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
The long way Home:ricky <?xml:namespace...

The long way Home:ricky

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MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK to JINJA
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DAY 18: 27 December 2011...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By wildside
Wow .......that is going to be one amazing trip....

Wow .......that is going to be one amazing trip. Why don't you join the Widdog Forum (mostly a South African Site) to post your "planning a ride". Most members are overly helpful and accommodating. ...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
Hi Hughey, thanks for the good response. These...

Hi Hughey, thanks for the good response. These reports are so time consuming hence only a weekly posting.

With regards to the neck brace, I did try on the Leet brace but found it too restricting...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
REST DAY AT NILE SAFARI LODGE DAY 17 : 26...

REST DAY AT NILE SAFARI LODGE

DAY 17 : 26 December 2011

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Awoke early to other tourists packing up and...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
At Bulisa we refuelled and headed east in the...

At Bulisa we refuelled and headed east in the direction of the Murchison Falls National Park. After 25 km we arrived at the turn off to the Nile Safari Lodge, outside the western border of the park....
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
HOIMA to MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK (Nile...

HOIMA to MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK (Nile Safari Lodge)
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DAY 16: Christmas Day
Distance: 130 km
Time:...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
Hi sonnyboy Glad you are enjoying my story, the...

Hi sonnyboy
Glad you are enjoying my story, the trip realy was not that demanding as most days the riding was over by mid afternoon, allowing us plenty of recovery time.
Kingsley upgraded his old...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
Shortly after this we came across some amazing...

Shortly after this we came across some amazing mounds of rock that were engraved and painted with the names of saints and other inscriptions, some in a foreign language. With the crosses on top one...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK to HOIMA Day...

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK to HOIMA

Day 15: 24 December 2011
Distance: 340 km
Time: 8.00am – 5.30 pm

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Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
Arriving at QENP was another costly exercise.They...

Arriving at QENP was another costly exercise.They charged us $30 each and $35 per motor bike!! That was the end of our dollars. By the way......... that is a daily fee!! So...130 USD ( R1040) poorer...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,519
Posted By wildside
RUHIJA to QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK Day...

RUHIJA to QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Day 14: Friday 23 December 2011
Distance: 197 Km
Time: 8.00 am – 3.oo pm

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