Saturday, 21 May 2011

Day 34 – 9.5.2011 The army of the flies

Day 34 – 9.5.2011 The army of the flies - From Pangani to Mocimboa da Praia                 
                                    
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In the morning it starts to rain, but unfortunately that also don't stops the flies, even at night by 2 o'Clock, they were still active. At 5 we get up, the first people are on their way to the tip of Pangani, which extends after the Complexo Touristico for another kilometer. 

Now we know why here are so many flies, the tip is the public toilet of Pangani. One even walks by with his water bottle and less than 60 meters away from us sits on the grass to do his things. Get out of here. On the way to Mucojo we discover an abandoned lodge, we could have also camped here, without flies. Shit! But we decided to go to Mocimboa da Praia, or across the border into Tanzania.  

The dirt road is again in good use, but pedestrian stop us, school children, women carry water, we even see men with a panga or bow and arrow. Fortunately it stopped raining, otherwise the road would have become a mud fight. From Macomia to Aldeia we need excruciating 3 hours for 100 kilometers. Once again, the street is a mixture of tar remnants, extended deep potholes and gutters, also some works in progress, but that makes the former tar road not better.   

 The 60 kilometers to Mocimboa da Praia are than the pure relaxation, just a few pot holes decorate the tar. In Mocimboa we arrive at 2 o'clock, the place is not particularly exciting, but we can not drive to the border today. Its too late now. So we set up our tent in the Lodge Chez Natalie.  

The weather is strange, it's gray in gray, but humid, 33 degrees. The Lodge is about 300 meters from the ocean and so is hardly a breath of wind, but there are no flies. 

  Km 205, 6 hours, 33 degrees, muggy, overcast and rain 600 Meticais at the lodge Chez Natalie  

Tags: Mucojo, Aldeia, Pangani, Mocimboa da Praia, Chez Natalie, Tanzania 

Link zum deutschen Afrika Reisebericht von Beetee und Fred

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