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... that they commissioned yesterday! They all look so pretty and festive. They even did a Bollywood dance at the end of the flight to celebrate our newlyweds big day. Chase surprised his fiancé Claire Suzette with a wedding ceremony at the Oberoi. So sweet. Scheduled on board lectures today include Jay Dickman speaking on Photographing Wildlife & Nature. Maybe a lecture by Rob Hernandez on Africa (he has the flu). Team Doc, Emilie, is passing ...
... small, quaint, but basic town, three hours over the border from Malawi. We immediately noticed how green and lush the scenery was. The arid desert and dry Africa that we had been experiencing, was now changing. There were tea plantations and dense forests. We decided to stay here three nights, as it was at an altitude of 1700 metres. We were hoping that this would help us to acclimatise for the climb. Our obsession with the climb also led to our decision to fly from Mbeya to ...
... me, so off we went.....
The moon was especially full and bright, so we really didn't need our headlamps. It was freezing, but we layered up and started the slow plod up, up, up!
The steep climb over loose volcanic scree had some well graded zigzags, but it was SOOO HARD to breathe. Even though we knew to blow back the water from the tubing in our camel packs we couldn't quite get our heads around walking, sipping , blowing the water back and breathing so ...
... of hyenas relaxing by some water and several lions that were looking out across the plain, both animals about 30m from the truck without the slightest care for us! The highlight was probably witnessing a couple of black rhinos copulating. It was exciting enough to see one rhino, let alone two like this! These had removed themselves far from the road, for some privacy I imagine, so were very hard to spot! Pack lunched were handed ...
... we asked about theirs. The disappointment in the African girl was very obvious, but she was happy to be safe and back. The American too looked exhausted just like us, but she had been to the peak. We said we would catch up later and headed out for dinner. We found a Mexican place and had some cocktails and Mexican food and returned back. We found the girls still lounging around and invited them for a drink.
What followed was ...
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Pembo Road, Moshi | Hotelfrom $71
Taifa Road, Moshi | Hotelfrom $61
Aga Khan Road, Moshi | Hotelfrom $40
Kiboni Boma Ng'ombe, Moshi | Hotelfrom $12