While not an exhaustive list of our stops. These pages will provide some insight on the start and end points of each section of the journey. This may change frequently as interesting areas are discovered or external factors force us in a different direction.
Ngerengere is named after the Ngerengere River. It rises in the Uluguru Mountains, and flows eastwards to join the Ruvu River. Ngerengere is a part of the Morogoro region. The Morogoro Region has a number of universities, including the Sokoine University of Agriculture, Jordan University College, Morogoro Muslim University, and Mzumbe University.
Route: HTNJ - HTMF - HTOR - HTOB - HTSH - HTIN - HTIR (FUEL) - HTIZ - HTMK - HTMG - HTNG
Moshi is a municipality and the capital of Kilimanjaro region in the north eastern Tanzania. The municipality is situated on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant volcano that is the highest mountain in Africa. The name Moshi has been reported to refer to the smoke that emanates from the nearby mountain. Moshi is one of tourism centers in the northern safari circuit of Tanzania. The closest tourism spots include Kilimanjaro National Park.
Route: HTNG - HTZA (FUEL) - HTPG - HTTG - HTSE - HTKW - HKUA - HTMS
We're out of Tanzania to Kenya. Now sitting at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro with our tanks full, the plan to pass through Nairobi and make our way northwest to a town called Kapsowar, Kenya. The town is located between the Kerio Valley and the Cherangani Hills. The land surrounding Kapsowar is fertile and the elevation creates a mild climate with a temperature range of 70-85 °F (21–29 °C).
Route: HTMS (Fuel) - HTWK - HTLS - HKQP - HKKJ - HKAT - HKRE - HKLI - HKOM - HKNS - HKQM - HKTF - HKTG - HKTX
63.Arba Minch (HAMM)
Departing Kapsowar in Kenya and pushing our way north into Ethiopia. Our ultimate destination for Day 63 will be Arba Minch, about 500 kilometers south of Addis Ababa, at an elevation of 1285 meters above sea level. Arba Minch received its name for the abundant local springs which produce a groundwater forest. Located at the base of the western side of the Great Rift Valley.
Route: HKTX - HUAA - HUAD - HKLO(Fuel) - HKFG - HKLW - HALC - HALI - HALH - HAGI - HAMM
Time to say goodbye to Arba Minch. We will make our way to Kombolcha, Ethiopia today. There are few developed areas out here and even fewer airstrips. Enjoys the sites as we take a long cruise closer to our exit from Africa. Kombolcha is connected with Dessie through Ethiopian Highway 2. This city shares Kombolcha Airport with neighboring Dessie. The city is served by a station on the Awash–Weldiya Railway.
Route: HAAM (Fuel) - HALO - HAHM - HAAB - HAMA - HADC
Goodbye Africa. We have spent months exploring the coast of Africa. But today after all the thousands of miles we will depart and settle in Taiz, Yemen. Taiz is on the South Eastern side of the Red Sea. Located in the Yemeni Highlands. Historically, the mountainous city of Taiz was known for coffee production. The Mocha coffee produced in Taiz was considered some of the finest in the region in the early 20th century. Today, coffee remains a major part of the economy but mango, pomegranate, citrus, banana, papai, vegetables, cereals, onions, and qat are also grown in the surrounding landscapes.
Route: HADC - HASM - HDTJ - HDOB - OYTZ
It sits 7450 feet above sea level on the Asir Mountains. Abha has many historic places such as forts and other locations, thanks to the region's cultural heritage. The city of Abha is composed of four quarters, the largest of which contains a fortress. Hilltop fortresses are a characteristic feature of the city.
Route: OYTZ (Fuel) - OYSN - OYBS - OYSH - OEKH - OEAB
Rabigh is a city and governorate in the Province of Makkah of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, situated on the coast of the Red Sea, around 208 km (129 mi) northwest of Mecca in the historic Hejazi region. As a coastal town, fishing was the main source of income for the people of Rabigh, until the discovery of oil. The Red Sea hosts many coral reefs, and is thus the site of several marine sanctuaries, many of which are situated close to the coast. The Five Corals Reef is one such reef situated approximately 15 km south west of Rabigh.
Route: OEAB (Fuel) - OEBA - OE49 - OERB
68.AL WEJH (OEWJ)
Al Wajh is a coastal city in north-western Saudi Arabia, situated on the coast of the Red Sea. Al Wajh played a pivotal role during the Arab Revolt in World War I. In 1917, Al Wajh was taken by Prince Faisal's forces and used as a base of operations for a series of attacks on the Hejaz Railway. Fishing is a primary activity of the city's residents and the port is the central location where this occurs - the Al Wajh port used to be one of the main shipping centres in the region 50 years ago.
Route: OERB (Fuel) - OEYN - OEAO - OEWJ
69.Ras Sudr (HE45)
Ras Sudr is an Egyptian town located on the Gulf of Suez and the Red Sea coast. The majority of the town and outlying districts are inhabited by Sinai Bedouins who live in the areas of Wadi Abu Sidr and Soerp. Ras Sidr has a 95 km beach coastline which offers waters for swimming and sea sports. The area also attracts bird watchers as tourists can see different species of migrating birds. Shallow water beaches and constantly blowing wind, makes Ras. Sedr one of the best kite surfing sites in the world. La Hacienda beach resort is suitable for beginners as the wind carries the kite surfers towards the beach not away from it.
Route: OEWJ (Fuel) - OENN - HEDH - HESC - HE29 - HE45
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