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Day

Route

Roads

Birding

Acc.

Location

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Bird around Bokol Manyo.

The following are possible: Donaldson-Smith's Nightjar, Somali Bee-eater, Red-and-Yellow Barbet, Degodi Lark, Philippa's Short-billed Crombec, Banded Prinia, Taita Fiscal, Scaly Chatterer, Brown-necked Raven  & Red-naped Bush-Shrike.

Camp

Bokol Manyo.

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Return from Bokol Manyo to Negele.

300 km - ? poor gravel

See previous.

Camp

In bush approx. 13 km south of Negele.

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From Negele, turn west after 13 km towards Melka Ghuba, crossing the river.  After that, continue towards Yavello, and then turn south to Moyale.

250 km - good gravel

220 km - good tar

By leaving the campsite at dawn, you should have a good chance of Sidamo Lark & Somali Short-toed Lark nearby, where Tiny Cisticola & Pygmy Batis also occur.  Near to Melka Ghuba look for African White-winged Dove, Somali Long-billed Crombec, Smaller Black-bellied Sunbird,  Pringle's Puffback & Jubaland Weaver.  Further on the Yavello endemics appear, including White-tailed Swallow, Streseman's Bush Crow &White-crowned Starling.

Stay

Bekele  Mola Hotel, Moyale (Ethiopian side).

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Cross the border after the immigration & customs post opens (approx. 09:00), and drive through to Marsabit.

250 km - bad gravel

Same as trip north.

Camp

Campsite #2, Marsabit NP.

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Leave Marsabit early in the morning to reach Isiolo by early afternoon, and continue up towards Mount Kenya, to camp at the Timau River Lodge, Mt Kenya

260 km - bad gravel

Same as trip north.

Camp

Tinau River Lodge, Mt Kenya.

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Continue towards Nairobi, and then on to Arusha.

410 km - bad tar

110 km - excellent tar

Same as trip north.

Camp

Masai campsite, Arusha.

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Arusha to Riverside campsite, Iringa.

918 km - excellent tat

Same as trip north.

Camp

Riverside campsite, Iringa.

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Riverside campsite to Shiwa Ngandu.

520 km - excellent tar

290 km - good tar

40 km - poor tar

Same as trip north.

Camp

Kapishya campsite, Shiwa Ngandu.

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Shiwa Ngandu to Lusaka and towards Chirundu, but turning west just before towards Siavonga on the Kariba Dam.

40 km poor gravel

440 km - good tar

Same as trip north.

Camp

Eagle's Nest, Siavonga.

An Ethiopian trip: 27/11/1999 to 17/01/2000Giles Mulholland 31 January 2000

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