Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tanzania to Malawi, January 18-19, 2016

We've had two long, hot and sweaty drive days as we head south to Malawi.  Things didn't go so well as we were leaving Dar Es Salaam.  We stopped at a red light and so did the SUV beside us, however, the bus following the SUV didn't.  He hit the SUV-

And ended up beside us-

Very close-

Luckily no one was injured, except The Beast-

The sand mat hooks were damaged and she was scraped up a bit.

Quite a crowd gathered, but where are the women?

Once the police came and we went to the police station to get a copy of the official report to prevent complications at the border, we were on our way.

The sisal plant's leaves-

Are split and the fibres are used to make rope.  The flower is very funny looking-

Driving through Mikuni National Park, we saw giraffe-

Zebra and gazelle-

As well as monkeys and elephants.  All from the truck, without having to pay a park fee too.  Pretty good deal!

The countryside-

Baobab trees are prominent in the book Le Petit Prince and they are as special as St. Ex described-

Tomorrow is the earliest start ever at 5 am as we head to Lake Malawi!

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