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As yet another school holiday came onto the horizon I decided once again to see a little more of Tanzania.

Mwanza was my destination. Mwanza is a large town on the shores of Lake Victoria. I was going to take the bus as it looks quite reasonable to reach when you look at the map. However, maps and reality are two different things when African roads are taken into consideration. One and a half hours by plane or eighteen hours by bus. Easy maths.

I felt that the whole holiday would be enhanced by traveling with wine. Everyone along the way was impressed by my approach to traveling and luggage priorities. I travelled with James, a teacher from the school.

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I stayed on a permanently moored boat in Mwanza which had been made into a hotel. Incidentaly the boat was the one used in ‘The African Queen' starring Humphrey Bogart.

(Pictured behind myself and the show stealing macca tree.)

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I took a ferry to a place called Nansio on Ukerewe Island. No electricity, no flushing toilets, and warm beer led to a short two day visit.

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Back in Mwanza I stumped up the cash to stay at a lovely hotel on the beach. A very relaxing, wine soaked, few days were had. The sunset across the lake was marvelous.

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Paul Carey said:

Glad to see you're still enjoying life in Tanzania. It looks great. Remember me? We met when you were heading back from Malawi to work in Arusha (January 2004). I was going to Dar and then to Nairobi and India. I'm in England, saving for another adventure. Well done on the website - it's very interesting.

jalberto said:

Nice blog, see you at internet.


Spo said:

That last picture is amazing

Vipi! I am also in TZ - Dar. I see you have OVERMEER! Good stuff, but I like the white.

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