Ok so I have been getting a lot of questions about my Kili trek and figured that this meant I should write an in-depth post and compile all my answers.
So we are now on the hunt…for last of the Big Five.
So we have summited Mount Kilimanjaro but that is only part of the adventure that we seek in Tanzania: onto the safaris!
We are given certificates – it’s official that we summited Kilimanjaro! Specs for the trek: 7 day, 43 miles (69 km) and 13,043 ft (4,085 m) – highest point 19,341 ft (5,895 m). One of the seven summits! And I am able to cross this off my wanderlist…but does not even begin to abate my…
Today is a very short hike of 2.15 miles (3.5 km) and gain 1,950 ft (595 m) in altitude and reach the Barafu camp (15,200 ft) very early in the day.
The day’s activity is pretty light with a 3.15 mile (5 km) and is built into the itinerary to help with proper acclimatization. And it is also a less strenuous day to help us rest up for the next two big days ahead.
This time I remember to bring my camera to capture the sunrise and am greeted with this beautiful vantage. Two tents had been set up to perfectly frame Mt. Meru in the distance.
I witness my first sunrise on Mount Kilimanjaro surrounded only by the porters who are too busy dealing with the day’s preparation to admire the view. It is so beautiful and calm but doesn’t that describe every dawn? For me, this time has always signified the promise of a new day bursting with amazing potential…
Do you have those moments that just barely stick out in your memory and only upon reflection do you realize how much that moment ended up shaping you? Watching the IMAX film about Kilimanjaro is one of those moments for me – believe that is when I caught the travel bug and Kili became the…
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