Tanzanians are among the worlds worst drivers. They just honk the horn once and then drive, not caring the least if they would hit a pedestrian or cyclist in their way. In Tanzania might is right, and it's up to you to survive the rough traffic. Do as the locals do, throwing themselves vigorously to the sides as soon as they hear the aggressive honkings behind them. Here Aili's meeting the typical public transport of Tanzania, an overloaded truck.
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.
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Africa » Tanzania » West » Kigoma 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