Over Africa, From West to East

We flew from Casablanca to Dakar, Senegal with Iberia Air, first flying to Madrid, then turning around and retracing the west Africa coast down to Dakar. Although it made a bit of a long day, this was the cheapest ticket and we arrived around 22:00.  All the direct flights arrive way after midnight, not my favorite experience in a new country.

Our apartment looked out over the Place Independence and the Port. It was fun to be in the heart of the city and experience how it worked and how it stumbled. We walked many parts of the city in the blistering sun. It was hot compared to the cooler temperatures of Casablanca. We took a taxi one day out to the Pointe des Almides, the most western tip of the African continent.

Here are some photo impressions of Dakar.


Local market and crafts


View of port from Balcony


Beautiful Pastries and Beautiful Dresses


School Outing at the old Railway Station

On to Nairobi.

We left Dakar in the afternoon. The first leg took us to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. After an hour stopover, we flew all night arriving at 06:00 in Nairobi, crossing four time zones.

We walked everywhere with a few rides on the local Matatu minibuses. The National Museum was a very wonderful experience (the link should open to Trip Advisor where you might find my review).  The displays are well organized and quite well explained.  Even areas we were not so interested in yielded some new insights.

Overnight flight with stop in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).

A gallery for exhibitions in Nairobi

Nairobi National Museum showing history of human ancestors.

Serene Botanical Garden beside National Museum.


Some local dishes with the locals