A Click and a Prayer     Alright fingers. Click that enter button and you go to Africa. Holy bag of excited little nerves. I had decided about six months ago that I was going to Africa with a friend to hike Kilimanjaro and the research began.

A Click and a Prayer

Alright fingers. Click that enter button and you go to Africa. Holy bag of excited little nerves. I had decided about six months ago that I was going to Africa with a friend to hike Kilimanjaro and the research began.

   All the Links    Travel, accommodations, gear, and tour guides - this list has it all. Plus, a pretty great pack list you can download and use.

All the Links

Travel, accommodations, gear, and tour guides - this list has it all. Plus, a pretty great pack list you can download and use.

   Sometimes It's About the Journey    We should probably just entitle the travel portion of my trip to Africa – the time I had to buy a t-shirt in Houston because I was so sweaty from running through the airport. I think that pretty much gives you a good idea of how seamless our two travel days went.

Sometimes It's About the Journey

We should probably just entitle the travel portion of my trip to Africa – the time I had to buy a t-shirt in Houston because I was so sweaty from running through the airport. I think that pretty much gives you a good idea of how seamless our two travel days went.

 
   Night One: Tanzania    I am not sure what I expected of the hotel, the roads leading up to it were dirt and the area surrounding, simple and rustic.

Night One: Tanzania

I am not sure what I expected of the hotel, the roads leading up to it were dirt and the area surrounding, simple and rustic.

   Hike: Day One    We hiked the Marangue route, partly because it was the cheapest option, partly because you get to sleep in cabins along the way, but mostly because the route allows you to get to the summit in 5 days instead of 6.

Hike: Day One

We hiked the Marangue route, partly because it was the cheapest option, partly because you get to sleep in cabins along the way, but mostly because the route allows you to get to the summit in 5 days instead of 6.

   Hike: Day Two:: Horombo    Day two started at about 6 am. Our porter, one of the nicest guys I have ever met, Adam, brought us our birdbaths and we quickly washed our hands and brushed our teeth. 

Hike: Day Two:: Horombo

Day two started at about 6 am. Our porter, one of the nicest guys I have ever met, Adam, brought us our birdbaths and we quickly washed our hands and brushed our teeth. 

 
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Hike: Day Three:: Kibo

The Kibo Huts are the last stop before the summit. To get there, on day three, we had to hike through the Alpine Desert. 

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Hike: Day Four:: Summit

Pole Pole. Man. Ain’t that the truth.


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Going on Safari

Imagine me listening to Toto on repeat as I watched animals in their natural habitat.


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Last Stop: Zanzibar

The last stop on our trip was Zanzibar, and let me tell you, there is no place on earth like it.