Days 8 and 9 – Heart of Africa Motorcycle Tour

Sadly we had to leave our piece of heaven in Rwanda, and crossed the border into Tanzania.

View from our hotel in Kigali.

Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

Fuel stop in Rwanda. Motorcycle is between us but not visible because everyone wanted to be in the photo.

Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, Fuel stop in Rwanda, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

Filling up

Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

The ladies looking ready for the day!

Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

Beautiful Rwanda… its amazing what these guys can load on their bicycles.

Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

Picnic lunch stop on the road.

Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, Lunch stop on the road, Rwanda, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

The border post was modernized and a real pleasure to pass through. There is only one building for customs and immigration for both the countries.

Sadly the first 100km in Tanzania did not yet see the upgrade of the border post. The badly potholed we crawled through but it is just part of the adventure.

Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, On the road in Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

On the road in Tanzania, some potholes and red dust.

Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, On the road in Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, On the road in Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, On the road in Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, On the road in Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, On the road in Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

The surprise roads in Tanzania

Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

We arrived in Kahama and experienced real Africa in a small local hotel.

Outside dinner with “the Beast” our trailer

Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

The baobab tree

Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

Our lunchspot view.

Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

Busy markets!

Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

We decided on an early morning start to take on our longest day in the saddle. The riders made good time of it and we arrived well in time at Lake Manyara, close to the Serengeti, for sundowners.

Nice swimming pool after the long riding day.

Heart of Africa,Day 8 and 9, Swimming pool at the hotel, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

What a view! And then there’s the Rift Valley.

Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

Janis recording the dancers.

Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

Full moon

Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 8 and 9, Tanzania, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

Tomorrow we go on Safari, the cameras are ready, batteries charged and we leave the bikes for two days to experience the wide open plains and the Ngorogoro crater.

Jason and Janis

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