The first thing we have noticed on our return here to Mwanza is the dust and the heat.
It was particularly noticeable after the cool and lush weather of Moshi earlier in the week.
Different too to the humidity and heat of Dar Es Salaam and the dry of Malawi, Zambia and Botswana. There is no cool bite to the morning weather and no autumnal feel up here so close to the equator. No bare branched trees, no gold, russet and red leafed bushes.
Unwelcome here is the complete lack of water pressure which had put a hold on showers and frustrated attempts to plough through a mound of much needed washing.
It’s quiet here on the compound. Just us and one other colleague now. Our neighbours moved out to Uganda yesterday. Other houses await new tenants or the return of their occupants after travels abroad.
It’s strange not to be moving on from place to place. Nice to be doing nothing.
I loved the journey through Africa but now we are very much in Mwanza and very much home!