Hello all,
Thanks to you all for your latest messages.  If you're still with us, you might have noticed that our diary is nearly up to date, and that we have our Kenya photos on flickr at last. Sorry it took so long!
Still to come - our diary and pics of gorilla trekking in Bwindi... Wow, what a magic experience!
We are writing from Ruhengeri, at the base of the volcanoes on the border with Congo. Rwanda has surprised us in so many ways - not only the beautiful tarmac main roads, but the wireless internet access!  People here are so friendly and really seem to be making strides forward in rebuilding their beautiful country.
We will be heading to Tanzania and its white beaches in the next few days and will try and reply to your e-mails there.
Take care, best wishes
Sarah and Michael xxx


Hi everyone,

We're writing from a tranquil campsite just outside Kampala in Uganda, after an action packed week or so since we last wrote.  Unfortunately  we are still stymied by the slow internet connections, so you'll have to be patient again I'm afraid!  As soon as we find a decent connection we'll update the diary and put up some more photos, we promise!

Kenya was wonderful.  The  game parks are prohibitively expensive, so we feel we didn't really get the best safari experience, but we did have some marvellous sightings, like Sarah's first lion kill, Mike's first black rhinos, and more.  We got stung at the border for not buying our road tax in Moyale (what road tax?!  We weren't told we had to!) and nearly got scammed into buying Ugandan insurance, but with $50 visas etc our budget is again looking rather bruised.  Hence the dilemma over whether to see the gorillas or not.  At $500US per person it may just break the bank!  Watch this space...

Wow, Uganda is hot and humid - like being in Durban in Feb.  They have a great plunge pool here, so after we've sent this message, guess where we're headed! 

Hope you are all enjoying 2009 so far, are happy, healthy and having fun.  Please get in touch, we love hearing from you!

Take care, all the best