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15 hour journey across Tanzania

Posted by mariavorontsova on Apr 4, 2010 10:53:24 AM

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Dry savanna. Our car is parked by the side of the road.

 

We drove for almost 15 hours today, from Korogwe in the north to Mbeya in the south. Spectacular landscapes. It was cold and wet, then dry and hot, then gradually colder again as the elevation increased heading south. We almost got seriously stuck between Korogwe and Morogoro because a lorry turned over blocking the road so no vehicle could pass. This is the only tarmac road connecting the north and the centre of Tanzania and so much traffic was building up on both sides of the accident the emergency services could not get through. Local villagers were charging money for letting cars drive around the blockage through their village, and we managed get around and avoid getting stuck.

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