hutzlmandl on tour

Summary: got up early; long riding day (530 km) to Morogoro; road conditions are excellent, finally found a hotel with an internet connection (however not fast enough to upload pictures). Heute...

Summary: Left Arusha in the morning; stopped by a policeman who was only interested in knowing the top speed of my bike. Destination was Moshi, in particular the lodge that I...

Summary: In the morning, the started for a mountain walk, escorted by a competent and friendly ranger with a loaded gun; watched a herd of buffalos and walked two hours uphill...

Summary: oops! No water in the morning (toilet/shower);  before entering the Ngorogoro National Park, the driver decided to ask for help and ordered another car as he didn’t dare to enter...

Summary: the morning was spent again in the Tarangire Park; many animals spotted and pictures taken (check the pictures); lunch at campsite and transfer to the next camp. Pit stop and...

Summary: Rain in the morning. Despite a power failure, I managed to post the previous article; meeting the other participants (three couples from Germany, Austria and Switzerland), buying fried stuff for...

Summary: Departure from Usambara mountains with better weather; no petrol in Mombo;  managed to get the last 5L of a filling station; nice view in the plains next to Usambaraand Pare...

Summary: morning surprise: rain! The rainy season is supposed to start in one month! After 2 hour waiting, I departed from Tanga. The day saw sunny periods and strong rain showers,...

Summary: Late departure from hotel; crossing Mombasa with lively traffic; ferry boat trip to the other side of Mombasa; good road through green and hilly landscape to the border; border post...

Summary: Sitting under palms at the beach; flights were OK without problems; attitude switched to ‘relax’ mode; no probs at immigration and customs; cargo company asked for 240$ for custom fees...

Summary: waiting for take-off at Düsseldorf airport. Despite massive reductions in luggage weight, still some kgs too much. Had to leave back spare chain and cam shaft (too heavy). Biggest challenge...

Summary: Motorcycle is basically ready for the trip. Visas received. Lot of shopping done, particularly anti-mosquito stuff. Medicines purchased. Safari in Tanzania booked. Telelens for repaired camera ordered. Puh, ein grosser...