On our way to Iringa
Just as we promised, we said goodbye to Dar Es Salaam before the sun was rising this morning, to get to Iringa, where we wanted to launch our re-start. Just across the city border, we noticed two minor problems with the car, which made us turn around to CFAO once again. So just before noon, we did really leave Dar Es Salaam and CFAO Motors Tanzania.
Dense freight traffic and heavy transport westbound, as well as a technic-check made this journey our day-program. Many checks by policemen did even increase the delay.
We did only pass Mikumi Nationalpark in the afternoon - one the few parks in Tanzania, which you can cross for free when you go from one city to another, and see some game. But be careful, as you have to pay lots of money if you collide with a representative of a protected species.
Even if our CapetoCape Touareg is a dash of color in the otherwise quite boring truck queues, the giraffes, antelopes and co. would let us pass by without any problems. At the end of the park, the Swiss Joseph, who has built the beautiful Swiss Hotel Lodge as a base camp for Safaris, waited for us. He cooked a good dinner for us, which we took as a take way for the last kilometers to Iringa. We are just passing a beautiful dusk and are driving westbound, following the Iringa Road with meter thick baobabs. In the evening, we´ll meet a representative of the town, who will start our stopwatch again.
Around 8.30 p.m. we will be in Touareg CapetoCape mode again. Keep your fingers crossed for the next goal, which is crossing borders to Zambia…