Tanzania 2004

Map of Tanzania BSES Expedition


Map of Northern Tanzania visited by the BSES Young Explorers

At two o’clock in the morning on 19th July 2004, 38 Young Explorers, with nine Leaders, arrived at their camp site in the shadow of Longido some one hundred kilometres to the east of Ol Doinyo Lengai.  These Young Explorers were a BSES expedition who would spend five weeks in the region and walk across the savannah on the floor of the Gregory Rift to the active volcano, Ol Doinyo Lengai, then climb its steep flanks, before trekking across the Crater Highlands to mankind’s birthplace at Oldupai Gorge on the edge of the Serengeti plains. 

The map shows the main camp sites and most of the routes trekked by the Young Explorers.  The longest days trek was from Kitumbeini camp heading west.  A distance of some 37 Kilometres in temperatures of 38° Celsius.