After a great restday yesterday, we rode into Malawi today, leaving beautifull Tanzania behind. Country number 5 done, starting country number 6.
It was a 115k ride from our camp in Mbeya to the border. I think I didn’t expect anything more from
Tanzania during this last stretch than what we have already seen during the last two weeks. It’s just been stunning… The arid bushlands. The volcanic mountains. The Serengeti. The Ngorongoro crater. The rift valley. The big granite boulders. The dirt road. The jungle. The climb before comming into Mbeya. All the wildlife. The friendly people. All the amazing kids. The language with words like Mzungu (white person), Jambo (hello) and Karibu (welcome). Tanzania has already been very good to us. But today’s ride made that experience even better!
The ride was just amazing. Views were spectacular, we mainly rode down hill, we crossed another border and scenery has changed in a spectacular fashion, being completely different from anything we’ve seen before during this trip! We ended the day at camp at the shore of the lake. And there is nothing better than to end a hot day on the bike and walk straight into the water to get refreshed and then have a drink at the bar overlooking the lake.
What a day… We’ll miss beautiful beautiful Tanzania. We’re looking forward to exploring Malawi!