Masai Steppe

02 Apr Masai Steppe

Kenya was the first taste of the real Africa, the Africa that we see in the movies and read about in romantic books. It was wild and beautiful. Entering Tanzania was like entering Jurassic Park, extremely wild and absolutely beautiful beyond words.

Mt Meru

Mt Meru

Bikes confiscated from poachers. South Tanzania.

Bikes confiscated from poachers. South Tanzania.

My Masai friend Ole. He ONLY eats red meat, drinks blood and milk. He is also on Facebook.

My Masai friend Ole. He ONLY eats red meat, drinks blood and milk. He is also on Facebook.

As we entered Arusha it felt like I was coming home. It was strange that the sense of belonging was so strong and I felt so at home. I will never forget the warmth and the hospitality of this amazing town.

I was excited going into the following 7-day stretch because it was all gravel.

The 7 days stretched through game reserve after game reserve. Animal sightings were regular and even the odd snake or two made the journey really amazing. I was feeling strong, healthy and really positive after Kenya. Everything went really smooth…that of course now in terms of riding a bicycle through Africa.

South Tanzania.

South Tanzania.

Children in Tanzania are awesome!!

Children in Tanzania are awesome!!

Small business in Tanzania.

Small business in Tanzania.

The cycling was hard and tough with 920km covered in the 7 days, but my soul was alive! So nothing else mattered. It was also a great mental boost as we crossed the halfway mark. It now felt as if we are going downhill…

It was great having the momentum back and keeping it.

Stormy weather. South Tanzania.

Stormy weather. South Tanzania.

Water bicycles.

Water bicycles.

Education makes a difference.

Education makes a difference.

It was a short and very quick stretch through Tanzania. I will return to Tanzania without a doubt.

This was probably some of the best cycling I have ever done.

Soccer in Tanzania.

Soccer in Tanzania.

Education makes a difference.

Education makes a difference.

What I have learnt in the Masai Steppe section:

  • Keep the momentum
  • Excel in what you are good at
  • Be solution driven