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Kilimanjaro Via The Lemosho Route: Day 6 – Karanga To Barafu

Previous Post: Day 5 – Barranco To Karanga The red line on the satellite image below is the track we took on Day 6 of our Kili trek. Over the three-kilometer distance that we walked, we would gain 600 meters in … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro Via The Lemosho Route: Day 5 – Barranco To Karanga

Previous Post: Day 4 – Shira 2 To Barranco Overview: On Day 4 we had walked a bit over ten kilometers on our most demanding day so far.  This day would see us scale back on the distance by almost half – … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro Via The Lemosho Route: Day 4 – Shira 2 To Barranco

Previous Post: Day 3 – Shira 1 to Shira 2 Another day on the slopes of Kilimanjaro – and another clear early morning view of the summit of Kibo.  Frost on the tent exterior when we got up at about … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro Via The Lemosho Route: Day 3 – Shira 1 to Shira 2

Previous Post: Day 2 – From Mti Mkubwa To Shira 1 Our Day 2 had ended with a walk down from the ridge onto the Shira plateau and to our Shira 1 campsite (3504 meters).  This day would see us … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro Via The Lemosho Route: Day 2 – Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1

Previous Post: Day 1 – From Lemosho Glades To Mti Mkubwa Camp Elevation Gain: 2785 m to 3504 m/9,137 ft to 11,496 ft Distance: just under 8 km/ 5 miles Hiking Time: about 5 hours Habitat: Rain forest/Heath/Moorland My Polar … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro Via The Lemosho Route: Day 1 – Lemosho Glades To Mti Mkubwa

Previous Post: A Walk To the Top of Meru -Tanzania’s Second Highest Mountain I returned from my Meru trek looking forward to a day’s rest before we set off on the main event of my Tanzania visit, an eight-day trek via the … Continue reading

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Moshi & Arusha: Tanzania’s Gateway Towns to Kilimanjaro And The Northern Safari Circuit

Previous Post: Planning A Visit To Tanzania To Climb Kilimanjaro If a safari or a climb of Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania is in your plans, then you will be spending some time in Arusha and/or Moshi, the two gateway towns … Continue reading

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On Safari In Tanzania: A Morning In Ngorongoro Crater

Previous Post – An Afternoon In Tarangire National Park We left Tarangire National Park shortly after 4 p.m., amazed at the number of animals we had seen.  As the map below shows, Tarangire is the southernmost of a sequence of … Continue reading

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On Safari In Tanzania: An Afternoon In Tarangire National Park

My volcano climbs of Meru and Kilimanjaro done, I had six days of empty space at the end of my Tanzania visit.  Two of them I spent in Moshi and two in Arusha. The original plan had been to climb … Continue reading

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Mount Meru: A Walk To the Top of Tanzania’s Second Highest Mountain

Previous Post: Heading To Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro Region Google “Meru” and you come up with a number of destinations. There is the Meru of Hindu and Buddhist myth;  it is believed to be the very axis of the world in the same way, … Continue reading

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