Friday, July 22, 2016

SOMETHING IS HIDDEN IN THE MOUNTAINS OF LAKE TANGANYIKA



IT WAS A GREAT TRIP! 
We had just climbed up the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda to spend some time with the gorillas, we moved to the great migration into the Serengeti just by the time the calves were born  and immediately after we flew with a private flight into the heart of Tanzania over green and mysterious mountains, so thick green, so spongy green that you could really feel how difficult to penetrate a forest can be. 

Well, it was not an easy trip! –
When the flight started lowering down we could still see only green, no paths, no open spaces, no tracks of poles for electricity nor of pipeline.



It was almost on the ground when we realized we had a lake in front of us and we flew over it in a round turn to land on a “shabby” track.  No real runway, no real tower to direct, just a lot of beautiful, colored people running around and about waiting to see who will be coming off the plane.



Hey, but the luggage cart is there …. !!!   That’s great news!   Almost like in a normal airport!  

Actually they have been quite quick in loading everything on it.
Except when the cart got stuck in the muddy water and we all had to push it to take the load to the boat! Not only our personal belongings, but also all our food !

Not easy to get off the plane, take your shoes and socks off, step into a soft ground, clean your feet in brownish water, and step back in an unstable boat.

….  Have you ever seen the rain, comin’ down on a sunny day…..
….. I bless the rains down in Africa….
 two lovely songs !

Greystock Mahale National Park


No caring anymore of the rain, nor the humidity, nor the muddy ground, not the steep slopes
WE WERE READY TO TREK !
 

                                    and while trekking …. THERE THEY WERE !

 

 

Susan for  KALAHARI
'From Susan's trip with some wild crazy customers of ours: Bruno Elia, Giorgio Elia Poggi, Susanna and Franco Tracanella: from Rwanda to the migration in the Serengeti to Mahale National Park

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