A journey by train across Tanzania from Dar es Salaam to Mbeya, the last stop before crossing over to Zambia. Tazara is a single-track railway of 1,860 km, linking the port of Dar es Salaam with the town of Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia.
It is also called the Uhuru Railway. ” The choice of this term explains the entire history of Tazara," laughs Christopher. He worked for the railway company as a mechanic over the last four decades and is travelling in the train compartment next to us. “Uhuru is the Swahili word for Freedom,” he explains.
The liberty to move, a connection to the sea, the airport, the world. For train attendant and single parent Marjorie the job is tough. When she misses her daughter during her long absences from home, she looks out the window. “The best cure for sorrow," she says and she should know.
Travel report for Annabelle, 2014