Through the vastness of Zambia / Durch die Weiten Sambias

The landlocked country Zambia that had been a part of the British protectorate of Northern Rhodesia since 1890 encompasses 752.614 km2 which makes it twice as large as Germany – but with only 18 Million inhabitants most of which are living in the big cities. The country is the place where south, central, and east […]

Buggala Island

We took a minibus from Kalinzu Forest to Mbarara where we had to change transport, and then we took a big bus eastward on to Masaka near the shore of Lake Victoria. After the delicious Friday night BBQ buffet at the Frikadellen, a Danish-run eatery linked to the NGO Childcare Denmark, and a night at […]

Lake Victoria – Der Victoriasee

Lake Victoria is the second biggest freshwater lake on the planet with a size of 68.800 km². Parts of it belong to Kenya and Tanzania, but the biggest part is Ugandan. It is not only the source of the river Nile but also a source of food and work for around 30 million people living […]

Malawi on the road

Referring to the latest United Nation´s Human Development Index, Malawi is one of the world´s poorest countries, suffering from an uncontrolled increase of population, a population explosion, from an unstable food supply which leads to deficiency symptoms, from erosion because of widespread deforestation, from decades of exploitation and suppression, not only by its own dictatorial […]

Transport Malagasy

Transport facilities in Madagascar are quite quixotic, because there ain´t that many roads worthy of that name. Travelling Madagascar is a fascinating thing to do, but it´s also tough and time-consuming. Infrastructure would be too strong a word for the possibilities on the island. It´s mainly three so-called National Roads linking Antsiranana (Diego-Suarez) in the […]

Cruising mighty Oogué – Bootsfahrt auf dem Oogué

The largest, longest and most important river of Gabon is the Oogué. The Oogué river flows between its source in the Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) and the estuary north and south of Port Gentil 1.200 km away, fed by many tributaries of which the Ngounié river is the most important. The Ngounié river runs parallel […]