Travel Blogs from Kigoma, Tanzania

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'Scuttlebuckets' and old presumptions, Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

'Scuttlebuckets' and old presumptions

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... 1916, she was salvaged in 1927, converted into a ferry, and has been shuttling the run from Bujumbura (Burundi) to Kigoma (Tanzania) and Mpulungu (Zambia) since. Fractious Burundi has left the Bujumbura leg ‘under suspension’. There is ...

Kigoma to Mpulungu on the MV Liemba, Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

Kigoma to Mpulungu on the MV Liemba

A travel blog entry by dcm

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... monkeys what I needed, walking back and forth on the lakeside to speak to the ticket man to confirm that I was in fact leaving Tanzania and not arriving.  The taxi had to accept my dollars and some Zambian Kwacha. I initially had the two bed cabin ...

The Great Escape, Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

The Great Escape

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... .  I joined the queue, bought my visa, and waited for the mini-bus to fill up again.  We were three minutes into Tanzania when the tire blew.  Everyone piled out.  Our driver and conductor using a rock, a log, and tire iron replaced ...

Traveling like an African Queen, Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

Traveling like an African Queen

A travel blog entry by rachrachk

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... dumb and annoying. So this was refreshing. We ended up sitting at a table with a couple local men working for the Tanzania Fishing Authority, or something like that. They go around finding people who are fishing illegally in the lake. Super nice guys ...

Travelling in the shadow of man, Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

Travelling in the shadow of man

A travel blog entry by grahamyoung

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... us for about six dollars each. The rain started to ease up. We briefly discussed turning back and trying to get to take the Tanzania route to Kigoma but we had chosen our course and we would stay it. The next forty or so minutes, fully loaded, on the ...

CHIMP TRACKING, Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

CHIMP TRACKING

A travel blog entry by la_maria

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... Afrika, het staat voor iedereen gelijk aan wilde beesten,.. jungle,...dus ook ik zou het toeristische lot ondergaan.... plaats: Tanzania, bedoeling: chimpansees zien in het gombe national park... Opstaan, inpakken en dan nog snel een duik in het meer ...

On the MV Liemba to Kigoma, Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

On the MV Liemba to Kigoma

A travel blog entry by mirco.k

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... them also civil servants for the Swiss Tropical Institute (one of them I had met before about twice at other places in Tanzania). On Sunday we arrived in Kigoma even before midday, so the ferry was perfectly on time! Kigoma is a small town at a very nice ...

Dr Livingston I presume?, Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

Dr Livingston I presume?

A travel blog entry by mviglianco

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... week and a half before we would see another paved road. Compared to the more accessible and visited areas of the country, Western Tanzania and Lake Tanganyika area provides  slow and at times rough travel. It took the better part of two days to ...

Chimpanzee trekking in Gombe National Park, Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania travel blog

Chimpanzee trekking in Gombe National Park

A travel blog entry by mirco.k

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... and I of course first had a very refreshing swim in the lake, no crocodiles or similar and a beautiful scenery. Gombe Stream is Tanzania’s smallest national park with only 52 sq km, but very famous for the study on chimpanzees. It is the site of ...

In a small fishing village at the Burundian border, Kagunga, Tanzania travel blog

In a small fishing village at the Burundian border

A travel blog entry by mirco.k

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It was already dark when I arrived at the last stop of the small boat, a small fishing village called Kagunga, right at the Burundian border. There was even a guest house, though no facilities at all, but very lovely people. After having some nice fish ...

Waiting for the MV Liemba in Kigoma, Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

Waiting for the MV Liemba in Kigoma

A travel blog entry by reef

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... branch of the UNHCR. She told me, in about ten minutes, a little about the work the organization do in Tanzania. In the areas surrounding Kigoma there are six refugee camps, housing about 280,000 refugees, from Burundi mainly, and also from the Congo. ...

East Africa, I Presume, Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

East Africa, I Presume

A travel blog entry by phileasfarx

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... here I am in East Africa. I have visited the North, West, Central, Southern and now Eastern corners of this continent.  Tanzania is country number 25 on my travels, and the 22nd African country (I include England, France and Spain on this ...

GombeNational Park, Gombe National Park, Tanzania travel blog

GombeNational Park

A travel blog entry by carlos.quijano

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Gombe National Park Gombe is renowned for tracking chimpanzees. We could not resist the opportunity of going there and see the chimps. As there is no road to Gombe, we booked a chartered boat. (In any other part of the world they would pay you to get you ...

Kigoma/ Ujiji: the end of the old slavery route, Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

Kigoma/ Ujiji: the end of the old slavery route

A travel blog entry by travelwithjorg

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The end of the line in Tanzania for the Liemba. Kigoma is the major port on Lake Tanganyika and together with the small town of Ujiji served as the end of the slave route coming from Zanzibar. Apart from that Kigoma is located very remotely in the west of ...

A little Mud a little Diesel?, Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

A little Mud a little Diesel?

A travel blog entry by craigandcath

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... 26,2006 Hello Everyone, Again sorry about the delay in writing, but we have lots to tell you all. We are in Kigoma, Tanzania on the shores of Lake Tanganyka just opposite the Congo and south of Burundi, in "Kigoma's most reliable internet cafe" ...

Jakobsen, Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

Jakobsen

A travel blog entry by carlos.quijano

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... kinds of palms. Two for the purpose of oil extraction (cooking and medicinal) and the other the ordinary coconut oil. Kigoma is a big town with a harbor and a railway station.  It also houses several political offices, hospitals, and the all famous ...

Prayer call from hellraiser,bus journey on Elm st., Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

Prayer call from hellraiser,bus journey on Elm st.

A travel blog entry by kkandsteve

Leaving Tanzania was quite interesting.  We had to get up really early to get the bus, which (as we didn't book a taxi) was a 3km walk with our bags on.  When you find yourself walking down a dusty road in the pitch black with your backpack on, ...

Where Stanley met Livingstone, Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

Where Stanley met Livingstone

A travel blog entry by foz.kristy

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A visit to the small village of Ujiji in Tanzania where Henry Stanley met Dr. ...

Boat from Gombe, Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania travel blog

Boat from Gombe

A travel blog entry by foz.kristy

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Another long, hot and colourful boat trip on Lake Tanganyika back to Kigoma. We had a lovely dinner and cocktails by the lake when we arrived safely back in Kigoma.   ...

Boat trip to Gombe, Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

Boat trip to Gombe

A travel blog entry by foz.kristy

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An adventurous and colourful 3 hour boat trip on Lake Tanganyika to Gombe National ...

Chimpanzee in Gombe, Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania travel blog

Chimpanzee in Gombe

A travel blog entry by foz.kristy

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Getting up close and personal with Chimpanzee in ...

The Battle to Burundi, Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

The Battle to Burundi

A travel blog entry by eastafricacycle

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... with a soda and spoke out about the past few weeks for the first time. We glided all the way into Kigoma our ending to Tanzania and a beautiful one as it is situated on Lake Tanganyika the world’s longest and second deepest fresh water lake in the ...

First good meal, Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

First good meal

A travel blog entry by eoghanos32

i had my first proper feed in a week last night courtesy of a few UNHCR people. I got to use a knife for a change instead of just a spoon. It was ...

Kigoma, Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

Kigoma

A travel blog entry by benur

Kigoma ...

Social life in Kigoma, Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

Social life in Kigoma

A travel blog entry by allisonmaua

... hundreds of textiles mostly from nearby countries...Congo, Cote Ivoire, some Tanzanian.  I was surprised because other parts of Tanzania only have domestic textiles.  Next is where you can get the most local eats of your life.  ...

On lake Tanganyika, Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

On lake Tanganyika

A travel blog entry by where_is_peter

The consul of Burundi when asked if his country was safe: c'est tres calme, pas de ...

Aug 26, 2010, Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

Aug 26, 2010

A travel blog entry by dirk.burger

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Here's the UN and Pool part, Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

Here's the UN and Pool part

A travel blog entry by allisonmaua

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... her a call to meet up at one of the beaches when she is not working.  Women are hard to talk to and get to know in Tanzania.  They are always behind the scenes but they are so lovely to be around when you get the chance.  So I am excited to ...

Kigoma: Lake Tanganyka, UN, and Pool, Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

Kigoma: Lake Tanganyka, UN, and Pool

A travel blog entry by allisonmaua

... have thought that all the way out here I've found the best internet connection I have ever had in Tanzania.  I am sure I just jinxed myself. I arrived in KIgoma yesterday on one heck of an expensive ride.  I was happy to have come here just for ...

Flirty turks and monkeys..., Kigoma, Tanzania travel blog

Flirty turks and monkeys...

A travel blog entry by africachronicle

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... some time ago, but that we have only just been able to add photos to. It relates to our time on lake Tanganika (western Tanzania), which we got to via a very dusty (and sandy and corrugated) road from near the border between Rwanda and Tanzania). If you ...

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