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"Dusty roads" Tanzania Warnings Or Dangers Tip by toonsarah

Tanzania Warnings and Dangers: 48 reviews and 29 photos

  Typical dusty road (by Chris)
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      Typical dusty road (by Chris)
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      Village street
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As in many parts of Africa the roads in Tanzania are often not paved, making for bumpy, dusty rides. You will probably want to travel with the windows down much of the time – not only is it cooler, but you get more vivid impressions of the country (sights, scents and sounds) that way. So don’t wear your best clothes as whatever you have on will get grubby and will have a reddish tinge at the end of any long drive. You may find too, as we did on occasion, that the dusty will get in your throat and leave you thirsty and even coughing at times, but it’s all worth it for the experiences you will have a long the way.

Another thing to bear in mind is that all this dust will find its way onto more than just your clothing, so be sure to clean your camera every night if you don’t want the grit to seize up the mechanism or ruin your photos with unwanted black blobs!

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  • Written Apr 22, 2009
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