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Festus Benson

For some weird reason all the hotels in Kigoma where full as we arrived. After we'd checked nine different ones we walked back and then suddenly they had a room in the first hotel we'd asked. How does that work? Anyway, this friendly chap kept us company for the whole time, making sure no bandits would attack us.
The Wild West

November 30th 2007
The road was long and beautiful. It winded over gently undulating semi-savannah, across the Fipa-plateau, past small friendly villages and through deep and damp forest. Wouldn’t it have been for a twist of fate we would never have discovered that exceptional stretch of bad gravel and instead we would have been chugging up Lake Tanganyika on the legendary steamer MV Liemba. The steamboat had bee ... read more
Africa » Tanzania » West » Kigoma

Tanzanian Flag Shortly after independence, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and po... ... read more
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