Kilimanjaro is a free standing mountain, meaning it is not connected to any range. It rises directly from its base to an altitude of 5895m. Most trekking routes start at around 1800m. So if you measure out 4.095km on a road and imagine that to stand vertically, THAT is how much you are going to ascend.
Each year in Spring in various places around the world, people gather in the streets and with great joy, much enthusiasm and smiling faces , throw handfuls of brightly coloured chalks and dyes into the air. It is a time of happiness, love and laughter. Innocent bystanders and passersby do not escape the tradition with … Continue reading Festival of Colour
What seems like the start of a spelling bee is actually the letters that aptly describe the trails. The W trail is shaped exactly like a large W and runs up three beautiful valleys covering a distance of around 80km, and the O circuit is a large circular track which incorporates the W, stretching to around 120km.
I spent the evening at a camp site at Explorers, full of young student adventure seekers, hanging on the bar trying to look cool until it dawned on them that I am probably older than their fathers. Funny thing age…you definitely don’t feel the way you are portrayed the mirror.
When I arrived I was very apprehensive about riding in the city with its insane traffic and mayhem on the roads, however by now I had got the feel of it and decided, if I can't beat em, join em. Kampala traffic is now a breeze!
There is a beautiful Ugandan proverb that says…”Caution is not cowardice; even ants march armed, and this was certainly the case when it came to the next 10 days.
On arrival into Kigali, I suddenly noticed that Glenn was no longer visible in my rear view mirrors so I did a quick double back. Sure enough, Glenn’s bike had died, right in the thick of the traffic
Not surprisingly, our intrepid bikers were riding in it, which in normal circumstances would have been manageable – had Morgan not lost rain gear.
“The riding is nice but its all tar at the moment, no choice, however the scenery is spectacular with thick bush lining the road in places. As for the heat, the best investment I made so far is running tops, as I soak them with water and then put them on; they keep you cool for miles.”
WILD AFRICAN QUEST - 4 23 December 2019 “Here we are on the magnificent Chobe river after a long day in the saddle, rehydrating as you do. We have hippos in the background and we just encountered the most amazaing, amazing thunderstorm. Tents and sleeping bags are still dry so all good and we are … Continue reading CHILLING ON THE CHOBE