Day 4 on Kilimanjaro

Day 4 provided a spectacular sunrise across the cloud horizon while the moon was setting near a clear view of Mawenzi Peak. The birds (streaky-headed seedeaters and alpine chats) were chirping, the three-striped field mice were scurrying, as we stepped out into the CHILLY! morning. But the clear morning meant that cell and data reception were fully available, and this…

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Day 3 on Kilimanjaro

Day 3 dawned beautifully. We had a very leisurely walk from 10,200 to 10,800 and the Kikelewa Cave campsite. We walked ‘pole, pole’ (pronounced pole-ay, pole-ay) … very slowly. Here’s a great explanation of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), and how to acclimatize to prevent it.   http://www.ultimatekilimanjaro.com/acclimatization.htm We played “Who Am…

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Day 1 on Kilimanjaro

Our Kilimanjaro hikers….”before pic”. Our day started with the hearty breakfast buffet at Legendary Lodge in Arusha, including coffee fresh from the plantation. The Lodge is situated on a working coffee plantation; the grounds are lovely, lush and tropical gardens, and the Jacaranda trees were blooming. This coffee is so good that even if you normally drink your coffee with…

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Pretending we’re still in Africa. Where in the World is Kilimanjaro?

Hi everyone, and thanks for following our adventures, and for all your great comments and encouragement. Real-time blogging about Kili, the Great Migration and the Mountain Gorillas didn’t happen the way we intended, and it has taken us longer than we thought to get ourselves organized enough to catch up on the blog now that we are back home. Sorry…

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