Kenya: To the Tanzania border

I have already cycled Nairobi to Naivasha and the golden rule is you never go back the way you came. Taking a minibus to western outskirts of Nairobi solves this problem.  Once over the Ngong hills the route south is easy and quiet for the 200km to the Tanzania border.

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The first funfair I have seen in Africa. After chatting with the owner he even started the ferris wheel for me. I described the popularity of theme parks in the UK and how such funfairs are a permanent feature of some seaside towns.

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Cheap accommodation is often linked to pubs. Handy for meeting up with locals at the end of a day. This time 3 students who are teaching at the local school to fund their higher education. Maurice, to my right is one year away from being an insurance actuary.

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Countryside on the road to the Tanzania border

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This is the first and only view of Mt. Kilimanjaro 5895m. Taken at a distance 80km it seems to sit under its own weather system so I never got to see the peak.

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Mt. Namanga 2548m

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One of the many localised rain storms that chase me. No hanging around when one of these is on your tail..

I have fond memories of chips, sweet milky tea, ugali and people that allow you to join in the daily street scene, rather than being the focus of a street scene.

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