East Africa 2012

7½ months - with Melanie - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Ukerewe Island

July 26, 2012  —  Tanzania
Ukerewe Island - 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 pretty, and sometimes we had the impression of being close to the sea. We visited Ukerewe Island north of Mwanza.

This island is very densely populated and off-the-beaten-track if we compare it to the north of Tanzania. There, people are very friendly and the children quite nice; they rarely ask for money or pens. They seem to be happy with following and watching us.

Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Town of Nansio.
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Town of Nansio.
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Town of Nansio.
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Town of Nansio.
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Town of Nansio.
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Town of Nansio.
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania

This picture is a good representation of an aspect of Africa; Africans don't seem to have much business know-how.

On this sign, there is an ad for a lodge with parking, clean rooms and the Internet. However, there is no address or any arrow indicating where to find the place.

Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Youngsters are trying to watch television in this pub.
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
A water well.
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Youngsters are following us everywhere.
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania

Scenery around Lake Victoria is characterized by these kinds of rocks. They are everywhere and are really nice.

Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Melanie with our escort of curious young kids.
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Male agama.
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Women are washing with water from Lake Victoria.
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
This kid was constantly waving at me.
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania

When we stopped for lunch, we had a lot of spectators curious to know what two white persons were doing in the area.

They were very nice and Melanie has tried to make them sing and dance. It made them laugh a lot.

Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania
Ukerewe Island - Tanzania