East Africa 2012
6 months - with Melanie - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

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Dec 23, 2012  —   Kenya
It is here that we are going to enjoy Christmas time. We are on this beach since December 6th. We are both agreeing to say that we are not missing the...
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Dec 20, 2012  —   Kenya
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Dec  5, 2012  —   Kenya
Mombasa is a major port city in Kenya. It is in fact an island linked to the continent by some bridges. It has been funded in 950 by the Arabs who were...
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Dec  3, 2012  —   Kenya
Mida Creek is an eco-tourism site managed by the community. The site protects a mangrove. This type of ecosystem is characterized by trees that have their...
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Dec  1, 2012  —   Kenya
The Gede ruins are one of the most beautiful ruins of the Swahili culture of Kenya. Even though they are not as magnificent as Machu Picchu or else Tikal...
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Nov 29, 2012  —   Kenya
If you have ever been in the southwestern United States, this place will make you think about Bryce Canyon. The place is fairly unique in the country...
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Nov 24, 2012  —   Kenya
Nairobi is mostly known as a dangerous city where crimes, often violent, are very frequent. Obviously, most travellers are somewhat afraid of the city...
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Nov 20, 2012  —   Kenya
Unbelievable but true! Normally, one should be seeing water everywhere there are water hyacinths (floating plants). Unfortunately, this introduced plant...
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Nov 18, 2012  —   Kenya
The Samburu Reserve is located in the middle of the country in a semi-desert zone. It has several new species that we had never seen up to now.In the...
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Nov 16, 2012  —   Kenya
The 'Ol Pejeta' site is an old ranch converted in a conservation area. It is a private site that protects several rare species of African animals. It...
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Nov 10, 2012  —   Kenya
The park has been a really pleasant surprise for both of us. Indeed, we very much enjoyed the site and the trek we did there. Why? Simply because the...
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Nov  9, 2012  —   Kenya
This park is named Hell's Gate because of numerous thermal springs in its underground. Indeed, at several places, steam in spurring out of the ground...
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Nov  7, 2012  —   Kenya
In Kenya, one of the most famous parks is Lake Nakuru because of its millions of flamingoes. However, the rains have been much more frequent than normal...
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Nov  3, 2012  —   Kenya
These hills might not be impressive to you, but for us they were representing landscapes from colder countries. Indeed, we were at higher altitude and...
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Oct 30, 2012  —   Kenya
This small park protects the Saiwa Swamp and shelters a species that we had never seen before: the sitatunga. It is a kind of antelope.Well, to be honest...
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Oct 28, 2012  —   Kenya
To visit a museum with old stuffed animals after some wonderful safaris, a crazy idea isn't it? Yes, but we didn't come here to what's inside the museum...
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Oct 24, 2012  —   Kenya
We visited Ruma Park for a particular species: the Roan antelope. In Kenya, this specie would be unique to this park.Of course, nothing is simple in Africa...
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Oct 11, 2012  —   Uganda
In this blog, I tried to show you something else than static photos. I put some videos on various themes in order to show you what we are experiencing...
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Oct 10, 2012  —   Uganda
Mount Elgon region is very scenic and dotted with numerous falls coming from the mountain range. We have chosen to explore the Sipi Falls.One of the camping...
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Oct  8, 2012  —   Uganda
Nyero is a small far-away village near the town of Kumi. At this place, it is possible to see several rock paintings.The paintings' age is subject to...
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Oct  5, 2012  —   Uganda
Murchison is the biggest park in Uganda with its 3840 km2. In the sixties, this park contained an incredible fauna; it was possible to see elephant herds...
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Oct  4, 2012  —   Uganda
You already know about Lake Albert, we were at the south of this huge lake when we visited the Semuliki Wildlife Reserve and the Ntokoro Village.This...
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Oct  2, 2012  —   Uganda
In Uganda, there is no more rhinoceros in the wild. Two species of rhinos were living in the countries: the white rhinoceros and the black rhinoceros...
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Sep 27, 2012  —   Uganda
Kampala is a capital with more than 1.7 million inhabitants. Like many big cities in developing countries, Kampala swims in a chaotic and polluted sea...
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Sep 25, 2012  —   Uganda
The Ssese Islands are a group of islands in Lake Victoria. The main one, called Bugala, is the easiest to visit.The island is accessible with a car using...
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Sep 22, 2012  —   Uganda
Before getting to the reserve, there was a superb viewpoint on the Semuliki Forest. The forest extends from the left of the road up to Congo.We didn't...
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Sep 18, 2012  —   Uganda
The Kasenda craters region is dotted with ancient craters often flooded with water, sometimes filled with forest and sometimes used for agriculture. There...
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Sep 15, 2012  —   Uganda
The Queen Elizabeth National Park is located between lake Edward and lake George. The Kazinga channel linking these two lakes is located at the centre...
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Sep 14, 2012  —   Uganda
Post written by Melanie.We saw a lion's footprint, a biiiigggggg lion's footprint... We saw lion's paws... We saw a lion's tail... We saw a lion's belly...But...
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Sep 10, 2012  —   Uganda
The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park, located in the Rift Valley, has an area of only 331 km2. This park, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, shelters...
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Sep  6, 2012  —   Uganda
Lake Bunyonyi, located in the south-west of Uganda, is quite popular on travellers itinerary. There is a very nice road that runs along the north shore...
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Sep  1, 2012  —   Uganda
A small break in Kisoro after a month of travel in Rwanda. We camped at this place for 5 days. In the background, one of the volcanoes of the Volcanoes...
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Aug 29, 2012  —   Rwanda
Rwanda is nicknamed 'the country of a thousand hills'.In this article, I am showing you great scenery and interesting places. One day, at the end of the...
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Aug 25, 2012  —   Rwanda
Lake Kivu, located west of the country, extends for nearly 100 kilometres. It is also a border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This lake has...
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Aug 19, 2012  —   Rwanda
The Nyungwe Forest extends for 1015 km2 and protects the largest mid-altitude forest in Africa. It shelters a rich biodiversity with no fewer than 1050...
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Aug 14, 2012  —   Rwanda
Here are a few types of crafts and dance that are still being done in Rwanda. Following the genocide of 1994, several techniques and part of the know-how...
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Aug 13, 2012  —   Rwanda
In this article, I don't pretend to exhaustive information on the genocide. I will try to give you an outline of the events to help you understand the...
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Aug 12, 2012  —   Rwanda
This small city located in the country's centre is probably known only because of the 1994 genocide and the numerous movies made following this sad event...
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Aug 10, 2012  —   Rwanda
Rwanda is endowed with numerous rivers and lakes. Here is a small visit to Lake Muhazi located north-east of Kigali.Our first camping around the lake...
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Aug  8, 2012  —   Rwanda
Akagera National Park, north-east of the country, has an area of 1085 km2. It is located at an altitude of 1600 to 1800 metres and is home to several...
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Aug  6, 2012  —   Rwanda
What did I know about Rwanda? Nothing, except for the genocide of 1994. In fact, I knew vaguely the story of the genocide (two ethnic groups fought each...
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Jul 29, 2012  —   Tanzania
Here are a few pictures of our last week in Tanzania. We spent times around Lake Victoria relaxing and exploring the area. The town of Bukoba is located...
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Jul 28, 2012  —   Tanzania
We visited this museum for two reasons. The first was that we wanted to learn about one of the many cultures (tribe) in the country. The second was that...
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Jul 26, 2012  —   Tanzania
Lake Victoria is the largest in Africa and the second largest fresh water lake in the world (after Lake Superior in Canada). This vast region is very...
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Jul 24, 2012  —   Tanzania
If you ever watched an animal documentary, chance that one of them was filmed in the Serengeti is quite high. This park is probably the most famous of...
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Jul 22, 2012  —   Tanzania
The road between Mto wa Mbu and Lake Natron is very beautiful. It is Maasai territory, a very colourful tribe living a very traditional life. A lot of...
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Jul 18, 2012  —   Tanzania
The Ngorongoro crater is one of the most impressive sights of Tanzania. This crater is the biggest complete (the walls are intact) and not flooded caldera...
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Jul 16, 2012  —   Tanzania
Lake Manyara is at the heart of the Rift Valley. This park is very nice in the good season when numerous migratory birds stop in it. The park is located...
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Jul 15, 2012  —   Tanzania
I already visited this park in 2011 and published a blog (see Tarangire National Park). Since I liked this park a lot and that I believed that Melanie...
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Jul 14, 2012  —   Tanzania
After Melanie's arrival, we stayed a couple of days in Arusha in order to finish fitting the van and do some shopping. Where we were staying, there is...
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Jul 13, 2012  —   Tanzania
During my first trip (), the vehicle did not contain a bed, nor any storage compartments for equipment and food (see Vehicle introduction). For this trip...