Pole to Pole
Day 108: Kigoma to Mpulungu
New Customs and Immigration to be gone through, a new production team - Roger and Mirabel take over from Clem and Angela - and new guides and fixers. For once I don't feel I have the energy to respond.
The thick woolly heat seems to be inescapable down here by the lake, and I miss the openness and space of Kigoma.
Lunchtime. Feeling much recovered. We are lodged at a small collection of rondavels set in a tree-filled garden and run in easy-going fashion by Denish, an Indian of unforced charm and dazzling smile who came to Mpulungu for a ten-day holiday and was so captivated that he stayed and built this place - for himself, and any guests who might drop by. The first people we saw as we drove in were the overlanders, already pitching their tents on the grass, washing out clothes, and forming a queue for the lavatory and the thin trickle of cold water that is the shower.
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