Usambara Mountains, the Swahili coast and Zanzibar by bicycle! (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – KM 20,960)

Usambara Mountains, the Swahili coast and Zanzibar by bicycle! (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – KM 20,960)

With our plane tickets for Montreal bought, we cycled out of Lushoto and towards the Indian Ocean, staying high in the Usambara Mountains as long as we could. With the mountains behind us, the next goal was to reach the Indian Ocean, having dreamt of its Swahili culture and cuisineRead More »






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Maasai Land by bicycle! (Lushoto, Tanzania – KM 20,480)

Maasai Land by bicycle! (Lushoto, Tanzania – KM 20,480)

Weeks ago we decided to end the first leg of “nomads by nomads” in Dar Es Salaam. If we wanted to visit northern Tanzania’s nomadic peoples and fly back to Quebec before the end of “sugar shack” season—which we do—our plan A of riding to Johannesburg had to be discarded.Read More »






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Rift Valley days! (Engaresero, Tanzania – KM 19,880)

Rift Valley days! (Engaresero, Tanzania – KM 19,880)

“No, no, no! Look at us! We are from many tribes but we are ALL Tanzanians, united!”, he cried out. The owner of the bar in Dareda where we had stopped at to rest, drink and filter enough water to continue cycling through the afternoon had asked if we wantedRead More »






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Cycling through Nowhere, Tanzania! (Singida, Tanzania – KM 19,425)

Cycling through Nowhere, Tanzania! (Singida, Tanzania – KM 19,425)

The nomadic peoples living between the northernmost point of Europe and Africa’s southern extremity are the focus of this ongoing bicycle journey. After the Batwa pygmies of East Africa, our sight was now on Tanzania’s pastoralists, the Maasai and Barbaig, as well as the Hadzabe, one of Africa’s last hunter-gatherersRead More »