Gold Coast adventure seekers tragic death in Uganda

IT’S been revealed the Queensland couple, killed in a motorbike accident in Uganda on Tuesday, were from the Gold Coast.

Dean and Tanya Griffioen were on the trip of a lifetime, travelling across Africa on their motorbike for the past four months.

It’s understood the couple was travelling to the Uganda capital Kampala when their prized BMW road bike was struck by a Toyota Prado.


According to the Bulletin, Mr Griffioen was a civil engineer who worked for Thiess on the Robina-Varsity Lakes rail extension project in 2007-08, while Ms Griffioen had worked in administration for civil engineering company Leighton.

They had two homes on the Gold Coast, once in Worongary and a second in Mudgeeraba.

The couple had set up a blog of their African adventure, documenting every part of their trip.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday it was providing support to their families and working with local authorities.

MAIN PIC: From their blog ‘One Life is All You Get’