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Day 6 - Down down down and out, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania travel blog

Day 6 - Down down down and out

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Woke up to rain - we had certainly seen our fair share of rain on this trip! Poor Freidel didn't like the rain at all and she was having a tough time of things. Freidel and Markus were nice people but on the way down after hearing ya, ya, ya and the same ...

Day 3 - Snow - Alpine Zone - Moonscape, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania travel blog

Day 3 - Snow - Alpine Zone - Moonscape

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Plenty of snow coming down the mountain side from the summit of Kili to just above our campsite this morning. The mist soon came down as we started to ascent into the alpine zone making for a moonscape like morning. We had some drizzle before lunch ...

Day 5 - Altitude, cold and tales of sickness, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania travel blog

Day 5 - Altitude, cold and tales of sickness

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Woken by the porters at 11pm, still officially yesterday, this is going to be a long day! Tea and peanuts to get us on our way and on the road by midnight, as we start getting higher I am able to look down at a trail of flashlight coming up behind. ...

Kili Trek - Day 4, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

Kili Trek - Day 4

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... . I knew it would rain but not this much! The cloud and rain finally cleared after sunset and I could see the bright lights of Moshi in one direction and the snow covered summit of Kili in the other, the summit is beginning to look a lot closer now, camp ...

Kili Trek - Day 2, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

Kili Trek - Day 2

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Another early start, we hit the trail at 8.40am but I rose at 6.30am after very little sleep due the tent being at a 45 degree angle (slight over exaggeration). Today we were trekking to Shira plateau camp which is just over 3800m, but we actually ...

Day 2 - Traffic Jams, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania travel blog

Day 2 - Traffic Jams

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... tents at this site - there were over 100! I was also rewarded with Kilimanjaro's summit clearing and also views across to Tanzania's second highest mountain, Mt Meru, about 40 miles away. Markus had a headache, maybe due to the altitude, and the ...

Kili Trek - Day 6 (Summit Day), Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

Kili Trek - Day 6 (Summit Day)

A travel blog entry by christosp

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The big day! Woke up at midnight for a summit attempt of the biggest mountain in Africa , one of the 7 summits. Woke up feeling pretty rough after only a couple of hours of sleep. The plan was to summit at dawn, which is 6.30 and let the Tanzanian ...

Nairobi to Moshi, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

Nairobi to Moshi

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... and drove along side me and the masses of locals and I jumped in the bus A-Team style.   Not long after entering Tanzania I caught my first glimpse of Kili, wow! It's just a massive lump in the middle of the African plains, the top half ...

Moshi - Briefing Day, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

Moshi - Briefing Day

A travel blog entry by christosp

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A bit of a lazy day really, not a lot to report, had a briefing with our guides this morning. Cornel is the head guide, and the support guides are Lipman and Commander. Seem like a nice group of lads, pretty quiet but I'm sure when we get to know them ...

Back to Moshi, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

Back to Moshi

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... more people greeting by kissing each cheek. He also said that the Chagga are the "most educated" of the 100+ tribes in Tanzania and that they're smart business people. The Mount Kilimanjaro remained hidden in the clouds the whole time I was there. ...

Kili Trek - Day 3, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

Kili Trek - Day 3

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Shira Plateau camp is full of tents, people and is a bit noisy, glad to leave really, did get a reasonable night sleep though due to the flat ground. Today was quite a long day with a trek to Lava tower which is 4650m, that's nearly as high as Mount ...

A Mighty Wind, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

A Mighty Wind

A travel blog entry by jmo

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Greetings from once again from Tanzania! After relaxing for more than a week on the beautiful white sand beaches of Zanzibar we headed off for northern Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. Flying in I looked outside the window of the airplane and saw ...

Kili Trek - Day 1, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

Kili Trek - Day 1

A travel blog entry by christosp

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First day of trek today, we were picked up from the hotel at 9.30am , but by the time we got to Machame trailhead and registered it was noon , we then started the trek to the roof of Africa ! The day involved 1200m ascent with a 12 mile hike through ...

Day 4 - Water shortage in high camp, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania travel blog

Day 4 - Water shortage in high camp

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Another day in moonscape type landscape. A few ups and downs with clouds for the first few hours. We got a few clear moments later in the day and some cool moments when the clouds rose up from below us and the valley floor. We ...

Moshi and Me for a Month, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

Moshi and Me for a Month

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... is poverty.  The fact that a place like Ethiopia seems more desperate shouldn't make me feel like the suffering in a place like Tanzania is more acceptable just because it is a tiny bit better.   Yesterday, Michelle, George, Frank, John, and I ...

Kili Trek - Day 7, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

Kili Trek - Day 7

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... more human now! The Kili experience is now over, one of the seven summits is ticked off the list and conquered. A four day Safari starts tomorrow which should be a good way to end my time in Tanzania , certainly more relaxing than the Kili ...

Day 1 - A day at the zoo!, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania travel blog

Day 1 - A day at the zoo!

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Busy morning before leaving - ATM, internet and a restock on toiletries - $12 for a stick of Right Guard! It will save other people on experiencing my smelly pits though. I was very careful to check on the other participant's nationalities. 2 Dutch I ...

Bus journeys to the East. Hold On!, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

Bus journeys to the East. Hold On!

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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A glimpse of Kili, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

A glimpse of Kili

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... The sun was setting and the mountain top had come out, and the glow was gorgeous.  The sparrows were cute, also, but they did not much for our photos.  Sorry.  All in all, our time in Moshi was excellent and satisfying.  ...

Kili Trek - Day 5, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

Kili Trek - Day 5

A travel blog entry by christosp

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A short day today, only a 2.5 hour trek from Karanga camp to Barafu camp at 4700m. We arrived in camp at midday , had some lunch and went to bed for a few hours. When I woke up heavy snow started to fall and covered camp, I suppose it's better than ...

First sighting of Kili, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

First sighting of Kili

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... so we were quite happy for the bus to drop us at the door to our hotel. We had been told you could see Kiliminjaro from Moshi, but we couldnt see it. We went to the roof of our hotel, wandered around town and were rather dissapointed we couldnt see a ...

Coffee shops and Ice Cream, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

Coffee shops and Ice Cream

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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... 6am. I needed to be sure that if everything else failed, I would still have time to get to the airport. My time in Tanzania was done. Checking out I woke up the Kindoroko attendant. No receipt was offered today as I struggled in to the taxi. 5:50am. ...

Back in Moshi. The journey home begins, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

Back in Moshi. The journey home begins

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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... his friend, Richard, a porter for Kilimanjaro earning peanuts climbing the hill for everyone else. And so to bed, and bathroom, and bed, and bathroom. The beer turned out to not be such a good idea. And then it was morning. My final day in ...

Moshi, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

Moshi

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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... doing voluntary work out here, teaching in local schools, digging fresh water wells etc. It's also the first town we have stayed in Tanzania where it is actually safe to walk about once it gets dark. All the other places that we have been has been a ...

Hospital Horror, Nairobi-Moshi Road, Arusha, Tanzania travel blog

Hospital Horror

A travel blog entry by emma_inafrica

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... a hospital should be. Still not a great comfort!! I got into his car - the hospital was just outside Arusha, on the Nairobi-Moshi road. I realised the place we had arrived at was the hospital, and not a concrete shack, by the chalk sign scribbled on ...

Dodging hawkers in Moshi, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

Dodging hawkers in Moshi

A travel blog entry by matt_werner

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... I mentioned the getting bumped to the Zebra the night before he said they do that all the time, the place is always overbooked. Moshi wasn’t a bad place to walk around, typical I guess with lots of people trying to scrape a living selling stuff from ...

First day at Uwawayaki!, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

First day at Uwawayaki!

A travel blog entry by hhughes

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Hamjamjbo! (hello everyone) Yesterday, was a full day of lectues and orientation, from 8am to 6pm. My group met with the Uwawayaki representatives; mama Martha (the coordinator), mama Mary (clinic coordinator), and Catherine (a girl who works at the ...

Moshi survival guide 101, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

Moshi survival guide 101

A travel blog entry by reneshn

... more so if they know you are a mzungu (non-african) so for those of you who are planning electives or safaris in tanzania: Hujambo – Sijambo Mambo – Poa/Safi Shikamoo - Marahaba Habari – Nzuri Hodi – Karibu sana Karibu sana ...

A ditsy blonde's introduction to Tz, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

A ditsy blonde's introduction to Tz

A travel blog entry by emily_tanzania

Hi everyone 2 updates in 2 days! I'm currently in town and have left Caz snoring and sleep talking to herself in bed! Yesterday we wondered around town, bought some fabric and ordered a skirt for me and trousers for her. We are picking them up later ...

Tanzania - Kilimanjaro, Moshi, Tanzania travel blog

Tanzania - Kilimanjaro

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo

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