Kenya, Jungle Junction. 7 October. Week 23, day 171. WAYNE JOS’S INSIGHTS INTO THE SLOW DONKEY JOURNEY.



Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde.


I have asked Anne’s surrogate son Wayne to add some comments on how, in his opinion, these 2 doddering idiots have been coping with the travails of travelling in Africa. We have had some wonderful companionship with Wayne when he is not off raiding some backpacker’s hideout for manly diversions. My appreciation of his daring exploits, both on and off the field of seduction have largely been vicarious.

GEEKS: Kenya, Mt Kenya, Castle Forest Lodge. Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October. Week 22 and 23, days 167 and 168.


Reedbuck Campsite Aberdare NP – Ark Gate – Mweiga – (short cut) to A2 - Chaka village- Karatina – Kagumo – Castle Forest Lodge.

Route distance and duration.

130 km and 6hr (including 50km, 3hr 20min game drive from camp to Ark Gate).

More meaningful,

Mweiga to Castle Forest Lodge, 2hr, 73km.

Route details and breakdown.

GEEKS: Kenya, Aberdare National Park, Reedbuck Public Campsite. Thursday 1 and Friday 2 October. Week 22, days 165 and 166.

As promised the Eastern bypass route    [SEE BELOW UNDER COMMENT, WHERE WAZUNGU HAS 2 COMMENTS THAT CLARIFY OUR MUDDLED DIRECTIONS]    (Langata/Karen to the A2 north road) to the north from the Karen area of Nairobi, (where most would be likely to stay).

Many of the newer highways and bypasses were not reflected on my T4A but should be present in this year’s versions. T4A tried to direct us through the busiest part of the city center when the quickest route was sought.


Kenya, Nairobi, Jungle Junction. Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 September. Week 22, days 162 and 163.



“Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.” Roy Goodman.


Monday saw us traipsing back to central Nairobi again, this time to collect our letter of introduction and verification from the SA consulate for the Sudan visa. This means that they took 4 days to have it ready, but to be fair a South African public holiday intervened, so best make it 3 days. Unlike many other embassies they do not charge for this service.

Kenya, Lake Naivasha and Hells Gate NP. Friday 25, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September. Week 21 and 22, days 159 - 161.

We badly needed to find a break from all the admin and rushing about in Nairobi. We thus headed for the fairly nearby Lake Naivasha and Hells Gate NP.

Kenya, Nairobi, Jungle Junction. Friday to Sunday 18 to 20 September. Weeks 20 and 21, days 152 – 154.



“I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.”


To my amazement the sun rose this Sunday morning, I managed to resist scraping off my ZA sticker and burning my Springbok jersey. The Aussies in camp were playing The House of the Rising Son and laughing at us, times are tough being a Saffer and a rugby supporter. I wish we had been deep in the bush and had remained ignorant of the Springbok capitulation to Japan at the Rugby World Cup.


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