Blog entry date: 22.03.17
Odometer: 8 290km
Avg speed: 19.3km/hr
Time on bike: 5h07min
Problems: Tear in back-rim
Flat tyre counter: 3
Max speed of tour : 72.1km/hr (Day 142)
Longest day: 215km (Day 48)
Staying at the “Unique Lodge”. Cold bucket shower and toilet, shared with the other rooms, yes quite unique 😁. Honestly I really enjoyed the cold water, very refreshing after a dusty day.
Sleeping in Nyakahuru, we also passed Nyanatakora, Nyakanazi and tomorrow will pass Nyakasanza. Wow, be careful asking directions to get the name right 😂. We also notice that names are sometimes spelled with “r” and “l” interchanged.
We cycled on about 20km brand new road today, but the rest was in bad condition. They resurfaced some parts in gravel to fill up the potholes. When a truck or bus pass us we get completely covered in dust 😁.
After 50km we stopped at Nyakanazi and enjoyed chapati and tea at a local restaurant. We enjoyed this very much!
The scenery was beautiful with green forest hills. Hills make the cycling harder, but the scenery is usually very impressive, so it’s worth the effort.
There were a few short showers late afternoon, but we were already at our accommodation.
We plan to reach the Rwandan border tomorrow, so this should be our last night in Tanzania. It feels unreal to think we are finally so close to Rwanda. The plan is to finish in Kigali, another 170km from the border. Strange to think the end is quite near.
Thanks for following and all the support!
Willem & Eva