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Day 2028: Nyakazansa – Kabarondo, Rwanda!

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jun - 17 - 2016

Distance: 94.1 km Ride time: 6:09:19 Average: 15.3 km/h Max speed: 60.5 km/h Total: 49907 km Today the plan was to cross into Rwanda – the country of a thousand hills. Well, as I have mentioned before, the is certainly a few thousand hills in Tanzania as well. In fact I think today’s 1800 m  [ Read More ]

Categories: Rwanda, Tanzania

Day 2027, Nyakanazi – Nyakasanza: Travelling Slowly

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jun - 01 - 2016

Distance: 88.2 km Ride time: 6:04:53 Average: 14.5 km/h Max speed: 55.8 km/h Total: 49813 km It had been an incredible 700 km dirt ride over the last two weeks through a very remote corner of Tanzania. After having breakfast in Nyakanazi I was on my way to Nyakasanza (cool names around here) on tarmac  [ Read More ]

Categories: Tanzania

Day 2026, Kifura – Nyakanazi: A Thousand Hills

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on May - 30 - 2016

Distance: 122.0 km Ride time: 7:55:02 Average: 15.4 km/h Max speed: 50.0 km/h Total: 49725 km Good morning from a small guesthouse in the middle of nowhere in Africa ūüôā After breakfast at the same restaurant where I met Emmauel last night I was back on the dirt road cutting across this remote corner of  [ Read More ]

Categories: Tanzania

Day 2025, Kasulu – Kifura: Humanitarian Superpowers

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on May - 29 - 2016

Distance: 114.7 km Ride time: 7:08:02 Average: 16.1 km/h Max speed: 52.6 km/h Total: 49603 km It’s a beautiful ride out here in the remote hills of eastern Tanzania. Especially in the mornings when the air is crisp and the light is soft. After a few hours of cycling I was passing the entrance to  [ Read More ]

Categories: Tanzania

Day 2024, Kigoma – Kasulu: Back On Dirt

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on May - 29 - 2016

Distance: 92.2 km Ride time: 6:34:32 Average: 14.0 km/h Max speed: 49.0 km/h Total: 49488 km My original plan had been to cycle through Burundi on the way to Rwanda. Several cyclists have done this before, but I didn’t realize that things have sadly taken a turn for the worse this year. Instead of cycling  [ Read More ]

Categories: Tanzania

Day 2019 – 2023: Jakobsen Beach, Kigoma

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on May - 27 - 2016

Jakobsen is a common Scandinavian name, so when I heard there was a place called Jakobsen Beach outside of Kigoma I obviously had to visit. I’m glad I did, not so much because of the name, but because the place is absolutely stunning. Run by a retired Norwegian couple, Jakobsen Beach is indeed a little  [ Read More ]

Categories: Tanzania

Day 2018, Uvinza – Kigoma: The Bustling Metropolis

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on May - 27 - 2016

Distance: 106.9 km Ride time: 6:00:07 Average: 17.8 km/h Max speed: 56.2 km/h Total: 49396 km Compared to the last four days of dirt road riding in the middle of nowhere, today’s ride into Kigoma was more manageable. I was back on tarmac, and the road even slowly descending towards the shore of Lake Tanganyika.  [ Read More ]

Categories: Tanzania

Day 2017, Lugufu – Uvinza: Mud Madness

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on May - 26 - 2016

Distance: 87.7 km Ride time: 6:00:06 Average: 14.6 km/h Max speed: 38.5 km/h Total: 49289 km During the night I had seen the thunder far away in the direction I would be riding today. Usually thunder means rain as well, so already in the morning I had an idea I would meet muddy roads. That  [ Read More ]

Categories: Tanzania

Day 2016, Mpanda – Lugufu: Into The Wild

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on May - 25 - 2016

Distance: 105.6 km Ride time: 7:49:24 Average: 13.5 km/h Max speed: 37.8 km/h Total: 49202 km I have a detailed map on my phone for this part of Tanzania – and my map doesn’t show a single village for the next 200 km. Furthermore the road is supposed to be rough. I made sure to  [ Read More ]

Categories: Tanzania

Day 2015, Kisi – Mpanda: Tsetse Fly Madness!

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on May - 16 - 2016

Distance: 122.0 km Ride time: 7:37:52 Average: 16.0 km/h Max speed: 41.0 km/h Total: 49096 km In the night I had heard thunder and rain from my tent, but luckily the weather was nice and the dirt road in a good shape as I left early in the morning. I was only an hour into  [ Read More ]

Categories: Tanzania