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Allthough the locals we asked told us there is no road from Kigoma to Mahale NP, we decided to give it a try. In Kigoma there are plenty of little shops, so we buy food for five days. Water is not going to be a problem since we are driving along the shore of Lake Tanganiyka. We take a right, two kilometers after the railroad crossing and start driving south.  The gravel road is  surprisingly good. We need to take a ferry and see that the old ferry has retired and we can use the new one. It has capacity for 6 cars and cost TZS 6.500,- Because there is no traffic at all, except some Boda Boda's and bicycles we are not bothered by the usual red dust and we enjoy the scenery. The road is sometimes rockey but most of the te gravel with potholes. We buy some tomato in Sigunga village and from here there is a speedboat which brimgs you to Mahale NP if you want. We don't and drive on. We take our time and after we pass through Harembe village the road gets a bit worse. Another 3 km later we see a beautiful ...
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We drove down Tanzania and after a fuelstop in Sumbasanga we decided we want to see the Kalambo Falls from the Tanzania site. The road is to our surprise almost completely TAR. Just before Mkowe village the Chinees are still constructing it. Between Kisumba Village and Kapasua Village the track is real 4x4. Although our map has nice tracks, campsites and even a road to the Zambian site, there is nothing really at the Tanzanian site. Not even the Kalambo river and the falls itself are in Tracks4Africa. (We did upload our tracks and hikes) In the last village, right at the falls, Kapasua, there is a new gate under construction. We have to pay TZS 10.000,- for a walk to the falls and we pay TZS 5.000,- for the car guard. The walk takes us in 200 meters to the falls. The Kalambu river is quit small but falls over 200 meters deep. On this side the view is nice, but not impressive so we decide to leave the village and to come back after a night Wild Camp. The next morning we park the car in the little town and ask some guys to walk us to the ...
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