From this journey I only have fragmented memories. In his book (in Swedish), my father tells about the journey to SaoHill. With that information, the pictures that I found, and some research, I have a more complete understanding about this journey. In early 1965 it was decided to learn the common language in East Africa – Swahili. All together 5 adults and 3 children, our family, Klemets family and Gunhild from the BV mission society attended the course that was held in SaoHill Tanganyika. We started from Matongo, and Klemets left from Itierio, the plan was to meet at Kerihco, and then together make the 1350 km journey to SaoHill. The Klemets family did not show up in time at Kericho. After some arrangements we finally met the Klemets family at Nakuru, they had a problem with the Victor Vauxhall car, and that was the cause to the late arrival to Kericho. The Victor Vauxhall was traded to a VW I Mombasa on the journey back home. At SaoHill we lived in a house, maybe 70m “to the left” of the main building, as seen standing in front of the main entrance of the building. We visited some friends at Kidugala, other friends that participated in the studies were visited later 1965 in Bukoba. One clear memory is when Gunhild became ill and urgently had to be sent to Nairobi. The “Flying Doctor” landed at the strip in Mafinga, my Father followed along to take care of the transportation in Nairobi. It all ended well, Gunhild recovered, and returned to the studies. The journey back home from SaoHill went via Morogoro and Tanga up to Mombasa. The Children’s Holiday Resort in Mombasa was the place where we spent all our vacations during the time in Africa. The resort has 3 houses with double apartments 1-2, 4-5 and 7-8, and 3 houses with single apartments 3, 6 and 9. On Google maps the 1-2 apartments are near the beach, and the single apartment 9 up near the road.
SaoHill - Mombasa
Mombasa - Matongo
Straightening our legs, and having some refreshments.
Found in old mission paper. SaoHill main building
Visiting friends in Kidugala.
Friends from Bukoba, we visited them later in 1965.