Tanzania
Singida

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  • Day425

    Advances in real-world tyre application

    February 14 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    What the f ... nail? After lunch I just discover another nail by incident while approaching the car from behind. Now in my rear right tyre and on the inner side which sucks for a quick fix. Because I am not loosing any air and the nail looks as if it has resided there for quite some time, I drive 15 km out of town and in a shady place without people I remove the wheel to get my hands on. The nail did not penetrate the wall and is sitting horizontally in the rubber tread. How the hell is that possible? Must have been deflected by the wall. I can easily remove it - in opposition to yesterday's nail - and without loosing air I decide that there is no need to do anything more even though some of the tyre's wire mesh shines through the penetrated surface and I felt it when pulling the nail. I categorise this under "advanced real-world application outside the sterile laboratory environment" and will carefully observe the tyre's performance on the following 200+ km of soft dirt track where speed will most probably not exceed 60 kph anyway.Read more

  • Day356

    TANZANIA - The Serengeti

    March 21, 2018 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 3 °C

    The first stop on our tour was the Serengeti in Tanzania. This is a national park best known for its wildlife. It's here we had a two day Safari and it was definitely a highlight. We had a 6 seater car with a removable roof and a very knowledgeable guide. We were lucky enough to see 'the big five' which is the lion, rhino, leopard, elephant and buffalo, along with giraffes, zebra, wildebeest, antelopes, warthogs and hippos. It was amazing - the photos just don't do it justice. The car was half a meter away from a lion at one point, and we had elephants almost as close too. We also camped inside the park, we were told to make sure we hid our shoes as the hyenas would steal them at night if we didnt, and were also warned about going to the toilet at night to look out for lions! Thankfully we survived!Read more

    Nicki Quayle

    Wow. Lucky you

    4/3/18Reply
     
  • Day10

    Singida

    May 3, 2019 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Als letzten Zwischenstop vor Karatu erreichen wir am Freitagnachmittag Singida. Die Suche nach einer passenden Lodge gestaltet sich hier schwieriger als gedacht, da einige Lodges (in der Nähe des Sees) in Google real nicht existent sind. So laufen wir vollbepackt und mit der Sonne im Nacken 2h durch Singida. Zwischendurch treffen wir Maria, eine freundliche Afrikanerin, die uns zu sich nach Hause einlädt und uns Tee und eine Kleinigkeit zu essen anbietet. Auch hilft sie uns bei der Suche nach einer Unterkunft- und das ganz ohne Geld. Es geht also doch :)
    Die Unterkünfte in Seenähe sind uns allerdings zu teuer weshalb wir wieder in die Stadt laufen, wo wir dann auch endlich eine Lodge finden (leider nur ohne fließend Wasser).
    Der See in Singida ist sehr klein (im Gegensatz zum Viktoriasee) aber trotzdem sehr schön. Hier können wir sogar unsere Füße ins Wasser halten und die Reflektion der untergehenden Sonne im Wasser bewundern.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Singida Region, Singida, Mkoa wa Singida