On overland roads for another day. We start again early, now we should make it to Arusha, if everything goes smoothly. But in Africa you can not plan ahead, so many things can happen that can not be calculated. But nothing went smoothly.
Just a quick refuel and we’re back on the road. Worst gravel. This was not expected, our goal for today to get to Arusha, disappears. It is dusty like hell, sometimes thick air inside the car. We see the Mount Hanang, we have not yet come far.
The long-distance bus rush over the gravel, it is a wonder that the vehicles do not break down. We need to slow down, because our chassis makes strange noises.
And then it happens, the lock of our back door broke, the door flies open, what we did not notice immediately because of the noise. And within seconds, everything in the car was covered with red dust. A 1 cm thick layer of red soil was everywhere, even Tara was completely red. Shit happens, but now how to repair.
With a strap, I tie the back door to the bench, which, although not seals, but at least we do not lose the back door. Everything is filthy. This will now become a mega cleaning.
Stop in a guest house in Babati. We look at the mess. It is clear in the morning the door must be welded, but now needs to be cleaned.
Luckily we find a locksmith. The boys go to work immediately. There are a lot of advice – let’s see how long it works.
We continue to fine tarmac, but the joy does not last long, and already we are on a gravel road. Parallel to the gravel there is already a new tar road, but unfortunately it can not be used. On this day again we do not get a far distance, just a few kilometers, turn to a campsite in a small palm grove. We find a good spot, nice in the shade, no electricity, everything simple, but not bad.
We discovered an abandoned vehicle, a Land Rover Forward Control, which would be a vehicle for us, for Africa. We fantasize about it, we could weld a box for sleeping, recondition the vehicle, we are excited about the idea.
But it is not for sale, after the problems we had we would have immediately changed.
Shortly after the camp tarmac begins again, we are surprised. Today, we make it to the Ngorongoro Crater.