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
... bit more challenging each day to breathe. Gradually the available % of oxygen in the air was dropping as we climbed higher. Slowly beginning to puff for breath to a point where you could only have short stilted conversations of a few words before you had run out of breath and needed to conserve it to keep walking on...
Luckily for us, considering Kili climbing was heading into the low season (due to the heavy rains approaching) we experienced very little. But ...
... While we chatted to fellow climbers and enjoyed lunch, all our gear was checked and weighed at the checkpoints - a way to ensure that porters are not carrying more than the 15kg allowance and that weight is evenly distributed.
After lunch we hopped back in the van and headed to the start of our trek - the Shira Plateau. The higher altitude gave us some relief from the Moshi heat and made the three hour walk to our first campsite a nice and easy one. ...
... mini bus with our 2 guides, cook and 6 porters. We were a party of eleven. Jim, myself and 9 people to try and get us up that mountain. There was such a feeling of excitement and anticipation. We felt totally alive, like we were buzzing with energy. It was an hours drive to the starting point. It took another two hours for the gear to be sorted out by the porters and for everyone to sign in. Finally, the beginning. We had two amazing guides, Dixon and Edward, and they had a ...
... at base camp by 10.00am some running free and some supported on both sides by our wonderful team of Ashante Guides. Ian Ridley our Everest leader proved his pedigree with a huge effort of care and attention for the whole team which will not be forgotten. Katherine has vowed to return in 10 years time to conquer the peak and we are all now well and on our way to Zanzibar, all our love Marc and Team ...
... effort to make the most of the heat generated from the limited number of sun rays. We wouldn't see them for hours and when we did set sight on them, it was always at the camp site they had already set up for our arrival. More astonishing than their speed was their ability to climb the Barranco Wall (a stiff 800-foot vertical) with the 20-kilo packs on top of their heads with no hands. No hands!!!
So easy did we find this hike, our lung capacity had plenty of ...