Update: 11 november 2009

Kenia.

Day 74.

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Jungle junction Nairobi

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Update: 08 november 2009

Kenia.

Day 71.

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Better roads and food!
The road to Isiolo was indeed better than from Moyale to Marsabit but only a little. We took all day to reach Isiolo and I fell down again. Now on the right side and again I ripped open the valve cover. The tank and windscreen were damaged as well but I was OK. We stayed at a place called Gaddisa and it is run by 2 Dutch people who also do a lot for their community around them and especially for disabled children. We had a good time and lovely accommodation. They told us that in the last months of September & October over a 1000 people were killed in the area we just came trough. Not westerners but killing each other for steeling each other cattleÖ.. We continued next day after repairs to Nairobi and a place called Jungle Junction we heard so much about. It is in the middle of Nairobi and run by a German called Chris Handschuh. It is wonderful and has everything a tired overlander needs. He is also a BMW motorrad specialist and would service the bikeís. We stayed there for 3 nights in which we met a lot of people who either came North or South and had loads of information. There was also a Chinese restaurant around the corner! So we ordered Chicken Cashew and other favorites. I also went to the hospital to get a picture taken from my kidney and see why I had problems with it. We found out that the solid stone which had been there before departure had divided in 4 parts and 3 of them had caused the pain where in between my kidney and bladder. The docter assured me I could carry on without any great risk. So we did! We passed the Intercontintel Hotel where KLM crew rests to pick up some telephones and then went to ride to Arusha in Tanzania. The trip was great and we made the border in time, and then a bit of dejavu! At the border we met Duncan & Lyle again the two British guyís we met in Aswan Egypt and we drove trough Sudan with. They were as pleased as we were and we stayed together for the dayís to come. We drove trough Northern Tanzania and the first proof of wildlife was there.! Zebraís, impala and Elephants. We went the next day to the coast near pangani and stayed at a beachresort for a few dayís. Camping of course for the enormous price of 4 U$ per night. Campfire at the beach at night and graet food at Peponiís. After 2 dayís we moved more southwards and trough Mikumi national park and had encounters with Giraffes and wharthogs. Also Buffalo and elephants. We stayed at a place called the Old farm House , a really nice place in old African style. The owner didnít let us camp in the open because sever rain would come and they had a lot of snakeís at the premises. We were assigned a hut and put the tents up there. We enjoyed dinner with them and that also was very special because of the traditional food and entourage. We planned to stay 2 nights but due to the weather we decided to ride on to Malawi. We had a perfect ride over the Tanzanian Highway but saw a lot of accidents. They drive like madman and I had the ďprivilegeĒ to meet one of them. He on a motorcycle veered on my side of the road and than the dance of going left or right began. Everywhere I went he went to and I decided that I would either crash into him or leave the road which I did. I toughed him with one of my panniers and he disappeared of the road as well never to be seen again. I managed to keep upright and continued to our next camp called Bongo camp. Run by a NGO and locals we had our first fresh chicken meal in Africa! We ordered chicken and Rice and the simply caught one and slaughtered it at the spot, Now thatís fresh!! The next day we reached Malawi and crossed the borders without any problem. Afetr 5 kilometers we were stopped by the Police although who asked for proof of insurance. We didnít bought any because we didnít know that it was compulsory in Malawi. He then went furious and treathend to jail me and I had to pay a hefty fine at the spot etc.etc. I offered to go back to the border and get insurance but he declined. First pay the fine and then you go. I didnít want to and all escalated. The good young Bob stepped in and started to talk and explain all to him why we didnít have any. Wright to the point that the officer asked him if he thought that I was his biological father? Then he went ape and I decided to grap the papers out of his hand and return to the border to get insurance. Later I had to apologize to him of obstructing law etc.etc. WE stayed at a nice place at the lakeshore later that day and all was forgotten. Thatís where we are now so you are up to date! See you later!!

Bob & Nol.

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Update: 07 november 2009

Kenia.

Day 70.

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Update: 06 november 2009

Kenya.

Day 69.

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Arrived in Kenya . Driving to Nairobi.


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