He finally managed to find an internet cafe but complained it was so slow he didn't think the email was ever going to send, so here's all I know:
The train ride to Dar es Salaam was long and hot and (we were expecting 50 hours; I think it went longer because...) they hit an elephant and most likely killed it. When we took a train to New Orleans a few years ago, it hit a pickup truck. I'm thinking elephant might be worse, though it probably doesn't have a lawyer so maybe they just shove it to the side and carry on.
He promises more news when they get someplace with better internet. Stay tuned!