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Mahale to Katavi - Going off the map
Our next destination was Katavi and to get there we had two options. We could take the long road back to Kigoma, spend the night there and then do another full day's drive to Katavi. Or we could go directly from Mahale to Katavi. The second option was half the distance, but the road was not on any of our maps. Not Tracks4Africa, Maps.Me or Google Maps.
The road between Mahale and Katavi is known to be extremely rough. Christie attempted it three years ago and spent two days in low range, cutting down trees and passing through rivers on a very narrow path. Not at all advisable, but according to the rangers there was a new road that could be done in one day. They knew a local driver who had driven this road and could give us directions. Feeling confident, we left Mahale with a piece of paper that had the names of five villages written on it - our directions to Katavi. We started on a beautiful, newly constructed road, but at the second turnoff it turned into a dirt track that lead us from one small village to another.
A few kilometres in we had to do our first river crossing and then the road became narrower and narrower. When we crossed our third dodgy bamboo bridge it was clear that we had missed the turn-off. Somehow we managed to end up on the road that Christie did a few years back, so we decided to turn back. With the help of Google Translate we asked at every village until we found the turn-off, hidden between two huts. From here we had to enquire a few more times, as we ticked off the villages on our list. At one stage we were completely surrounded by a herd of cattle and the one bull's horns were so big that he struggled to lift his head.
With some good old 'spoorsny' and a lot of prayer we found our way. Just after dark, we drove into Riverside camp, tired and completely covered in red dust, only to find none other than our friends Jean and Surge, welcoming us with cheese and wine.
2 days of green laning in gorgeous weather. Yesterday was intense with an intense water filled bomb hole lane, stunning views from newly opened Waterbresk it’s neck and crazily overgrown lanes around Hereford.. Today was more gentle although stroll around Shropshire. we took on and conquered the mighty Hopton Isaf. #4x4#jeepuk#jeep#greenlane#greenlaning#overlanding#landrover#landroverdefender