Thursday, December 1, 2011
This is where I would begin my first Intrepid/ Dragoman overland trip. I confess that in the past, when planning my own travels, I have cribbed many an itinerary from these companies. In many countries, this is actually pretty easy to do, relying on public transportation in lieu of their signature overland trucks, at a fraction of the cost. However, East Africa is different. My experience on the chicken bus had only emphasized my suspicion that this was in no way a practical alternative in this part of the world. So, instead, I had signed up for a 14 day excursion, dubbed the Road to Zanzibar, that would eventually bring me back to Nairobi.