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Feb 21, 2016 - 14 February 2016 - Marsabit
A big drive day today (9 hours) to reach the town of Marsabit. But it actually wasn't that long as the road had improved and while there were still sections of very rough road the rest was new bitumen and we reached Marsabit in the early afternoon. Marsabit is a very dusty, quite Muslim, town but our hotel is quite comfortable - very small rooms and shared bathrooms, but clean. No alcohol available at the hotel, however we were told there was a shop around the corner. On investigation we found that we couldn't buy takeaway bottles but could...Jump to full entry
Feb 13, 2007 - KENYA: Marsabit
From our camp in Laisamis, we had the opportunity to travel further north to Marsabit for a few days. The original group heading north was our driver, Hussein; Zac the local Area Manager for Lewa Conservancy; the Chief of Laisamis - and of course the two of us. We were soon begged for lifts by the locals, and three people managed to jump in the back of the jeep (even though Zac had only agreed to take one person). Then after some pretty harsh travel on dirty, bumpy roads, we came across a broken down car - it was Zac's old boss. So they...Jump to full entry
Oct 11, 2006 - Marsibit - 'Wilson got pissed last night'
After we all went to bed last night Sarah B joined Wilson for a few drinks till about 2:30am. Completly battered the both of them. Ed awoke to Sarah B flat out on her back with her baps out, she can't remember. We were not that happy that Wilson had got pissed till the early hours as he knows the sate of the roads for the next two days and that there is every change we would be held up. Left Moyale at about 9am after getting Wilson up 2hrs late and taking the truck to customs to be released into the country. We headed off in our convoy that...Jump to full entry
Sep 16, 2006 - Marsabit - 'Still alive'
Got up had all my legs intact and constructed the most amazing breakfast of ceral and toast. Today we head for Marsabit with our armed guards. Apparently the next section is quite dodgy for bandits. The road which, on the map, is the East African Highway is in what most people desvribe as a 'shit state'. There is not a patch of tarmac anywhere. Everytime we hit a bump I nearly hit the roof. The road is seriously corrigated so have to keep the speed up. So far I have a sore back and a dented shin. Yep just from sitting on my arse. Arrived in...Jump to full entry