Protea Hotel Aishi Machame
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews Protea Hotel Aishi Machame Kilimanjaro National Park
Travel Blogs from Kilimanjaro National Park
... take a bite of an energy bar, and my body instantly convulses and almost throws up. I think how weird that was, calm myself down and try again, and the same thing happens. Davis tells me that's not unexpected, and not to worry if I feel okay otherwise. Wow, I guess it's water only for this climb! And we keep going up. And up. And up. And it's still total darkness. And I just push and push and push, and try to think only of good things. All of a sudden, Davis tells me ...
... made "stairs" of different heights - definitely not the best for the knees (and I thought the porters had a tough job on the way up!), so again we made good use of our walking poles. The only thing I couldn't protect was again my toes, which really suffered and especially by the end of the trail were hurting a lot - but Joshua promised me I won't lose my toenails and now a few days later I'm even starting to believe him! Apart from the toes I've actually got to ...
... tea (with sugar, very good in this situation!), toilet and pictures in the sunlight. The next part was the one I was dreading the most - coming all the way back to camp. And again I was surprised by how the majority of the online accounts made it out to be such a nightmare and it wasn't at all. We set off from Stella point at 8:30 and were back in Barafu at 10:15 - much faster than I had imagined. The guides taught us how to scree-run which admittedly ...
After some discussions with the guides, Matt took half a dose of Diamox this morning, which helped him greatly. After breakfast we set out on another short hike to our next camp at Lava tower, which is at 4550 m. For the first time we encountered quite a lot of traffic, as at some point the routes Shira, Lemosho and Machame join together, even though we were again the only ones sleeping at this camp - people on the other ...
... itself - we were driving towards a big white cloud, under which, the AWC representative was assuring us, the mountain is sleeping. As we reached the gate where we had to sign in to enter the park, there was some drama with the documents of our cook for the trek, so we just sat patiently and ate our lunch while it got sorted - previous African experience really helps in such situations ;-) Then, with our chef Mexson safely through the gate ...