Royal Crown Hotel

Moshi, Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro Rongai - Moorland Bivouac

A travel blog entry by amy.beith

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Today after a good breakfast we set off for the start if the Rongai route which was about a 1.5 hour drive. Along the way we drove past little villages and saw all kinds of kids on their way to church all dressed up. The hike today was a piece of cake or a bowl of soup. We walked at a slow pace or "poli poli". The porters are incredible they carry 20 kg, running past us, with about half of it on their heads and make it look like a joke. We had a break for lunch which ...

Machame Madness - Summit or Bust

A travel blog entry by johneklund

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... was jovial but a little nervous as we knew what was ahead of us!

At Machame gate we had to register our details before the climb. There is a rather stern looking sign warning you about all the dangers of climbing Kili and what can happen to you (e.g. altitude sickness - AMS, heart attack etc.!) - very comforting. After you register you go into a holding pen with fellow walkers while you wait for your guide to complete registration, as well as weighing the kit the ...

Summit Night/Day : illness,death and success

A travel blog entry by hobartfamily

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... than continuing. Thank god we were in the dark as at times there were some significant drops that would have been far scarier in the day. It was now about 5:45 am and we could see the faint glow of dawn. We eagerly awaited the sunlight in the hope that it would warm us up. Finally at around 6am we crawled over some rocks to find ourselves at Gilman's Point. There was a signboard and the small area crowded with other exhausted climbers. Both Madeleine and I were ...

Day 7: Summit Day!

A travel blog entry by sarah85

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... and was so much higher than I was. My headache had returned and I was starting to feel nauseous- it took so much effort to just focus on my breathing and the feet in front of me.
We stopped every 1-1.5 hours for a quick rest, snacks and water. My camelbak had frozen somewhere around 2am, I must have forgotten to blow the water back up the tube at one point. I'm so glad I packed another bottle as back-up. I felt too nauseous to eat much but forced myself to have a few bites at ...

Day 4: Moir Hut (4100m) to Barranco Camp (3950m)

A travel blog entry by sarah85

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... up on journals, playing cards and talking rubbish. Good fun!
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The clouds cleared again this evening- Wow! The summit's staring us down from behind Barranco Wall. It looks huge but I can now make out some of the rock formations/details- this actually makes it seem more manageable. Bring it on!
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Just got up to go to the bathroom- stars are amazing! I can also see the lights of a town far below us- Machame? It's the first sense of just how high we've climbed. ...

Location

This hotel, located on Moshi, Kilimanjaro National Park, is near Big Blu Mafia Island Diving Center, Mafia Marine National Park, and Saadani Safari Lodge River Safari.
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