Dag 47 Jinja Uganda tot Eldoret Kenya

Ry na die oorsprong van die Nyl waar hy uitvloei op sy langpad na Egipte. Dan oor na Kenya. Die grenspos by Mabala was chaoties. Ons probeer fixers vryspring maar voor jy jou kan kry is jy gefix en volg jy hulle maar. Ons een was nogal ongeduldig met die Muzungos en jaag met ‘n fiets vooruit vanaf Uganda na Kenya se grenspos. Later weer op sy fiets deur die polisie checkpoint wat gewoontlik die probleem ouens is, maar ons agterna, Kenya binne verby die verbaasde polisie. Daar is duisende lorries op die pad, tussen Mombassa , Nairobi en Kampala. Die pad tussen Kampala en Nakuru waar ons kamp opslaan is mal en bekend vir sy ongelukke. ‘n Sperstreep en blinde hoogte het geen betekenis – hulle kom net van alle kante. Ons diesel enjins is ook nie so sterk as gevolg van die hoogte bo seespieel nie. Ons oornag in Eldoret by die Naibeiri lodge. Dit reen en hulle steek kaggel aan en maak vir ons pizzas. Toe bedaar ons senuwees na ‘n rooi wyntjie of twee.

We drive to the source of the Nile where it sets off on its long journey to Egypt. Then we take the road to Kenya. The border post at Mabala was chaotic. We tried to avoid fixers, but you almost immediately get fixed and you end up just following them. Our one was quite impatient with the muzungos? and speeds ahead from Uganda to the Kenyan border post.

Soon he is on his bike again, rushing through the police checkpoint. They are often the people who are being difficult, but we follow hot on the heels of our fixer on the bike, passing the police who are looking at us in amazement, and into Kenya.

There are thousands of trucks on the road between Mombassa, Nairobi and Kampala. The road between Kampala en Nakuru where we camp is insane and notorious for its accidents.

A solid line and a blind rise have no meaning ? they just come at you from everywhere. Our diesel engines are also not so strong due to the altitude.

We spend the night in Eldoret at the Naibeiri Lodge. It is raining, we light a fire in the fireplace and make pizzas.

One or two glasses of red wine calm the frazzled nerves.


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