After handling an assignment in Arusha recently, I needed to join friends from ARK in Tiwi, about 15km south of Mombasa. I chose the quickest route which took me past Moshi, back into Kenya via Taveta, then Voi, Mombasa and finally on Tiwi’s white beaches.
The Taveta – Voi highway is currently under construction but most of it remains not a road really, but a stretch of reddish-brown earth devoid of vegetation. Known as the A23, it is avoided by most motorists due to its state, making it quite lonely to drive on. In fact, I met only four other cars on the 100km stretch that had me swerving from one side of the road to the other at will, depending on which was smoother.
My highlight of the journey was driving through the vast Tsavo West National Park. It is quite a beauty. Apart from the breathtaking landscapes, God indulged me in spotting several animals including a family of elephants!
Canon 7D. 24mm (EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM) 1/500sec at f/5.6, ISO 100
Canon 7D. 160mm (EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM) 1/500sec at f/5.6, ISO 200
Canon 7D. 24mm (EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM) 1/640sec at f/5.6, ISO 200
Canon 7D. 100mm (EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM) 1/200sec at f/5.6, ISO 400
Canon 7D. 235mm (EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM) 1/800sec at f/5.6, ISO 500
Canon 7D. 190mm (EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM) 1/800sec at f/5.6, ISO 500
Canon 7D. 250mm (EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM) 1/1000sec at f/5.6, ISO 500
Canon 60D. 17mm (EF 17-40mm f/4L USM) 1/1600sec at f/6.3, ISO 100