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... masks for health precautions due to all the sickness in the group. Had a nap. Cold is on the mend...just a persistent cough that many of us have acquired. Time to start drinking again. Hallelujah! Now enjoying Baileys pre-lunch! After a 7.5 hour flight, we arrive in Kilimanjaro and catch a 30 minute charter plane into the Lake Manyara airstrip (dirt strip). We'll then hop into our safari vehicles for the 2 hour bumpy, dusty drive to the Ngorongoro ...
... the base of Mt Kilimanjaro lies. We did not want to risk getting sick from a bus trip and were wanting to start the climb feeling as fresh as possible. (We seem to need a couple of days to recover after some of these bus trips!!) We flew through Dar es Salaam and the flight to Moshi was full of climbers. We were sitting at the airport looking around and wondering who was climbing and whether they looked fit, confident etc. We were thrown into a state of panic when we saw ...
... froze.....bad move!! I didn't realise how badly David was coping with the altitude until we reached Stella Point.....he was vomiting and was struggling to breathe. Megan seemed OK, but in fact she was "on another planet" by this stage and didn't really appreciate the fact that she had made the further climb to the summit until she was whisked away down the mountain at break neck speed by one of the guides. What a day!! Brian fell on the initial descent and badly ...
... rest stop next to a lagoon. Before we new it, hippos had accompanied us, just a few meters from where we were eating. That was pretty surreal. Another long drive and we arrived back in Moshi. We picked up some takeaway burger and chips for our last super before heading up the mountain. Our head guide, called Whitey, came to the hostel to give us a final briefing and check our kit was going to be ok. He was a really nice guy and ...
... conversation for the next 2 hours over a couple of beers and fries about the Kili trek itself, our individual experiences, our next plans in Africa etc. We were to leave on a 2 day safari the next morning to Ngorongoro while they were to depart to Zanzibar the popular beach destination of Africa where most people seemed to be heading! The American girl Ana who was from Columbia was supposedly on a world tour whose next destination was Dubai. So ...
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