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Kilimanjaro Climb, 2007 Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania Itinerary Fly NY to Amsterdam to Kilimanjaro Airport (July 1, 2007) One-day safari, Arusha National Park Orientation day (meet guides, meet fellow hikers, review gear)

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itinerary
Itinerary
  • Fly NY to Amsterdam to Kilimanjaro Airport (July 1, 2007)
  • One-day safari, Arusha National Park
  • Orientation day (meet guides, meet fellow hikers, review gear)
  • Drive to trail head (~ 3 hours); start walking to Big Tree Camp (Forest)
  • Hike to Shira Camp (forest and heather zones)
  • Hike to Moir Camp (heather to moorland zone)
  • Hike to Barranco Camp (go past Lava Tower at 15,000 feet)
  • Hike to Karanga Camp (climb up Barranco Wall at start of day)
  • Hike to Barafu Camp (“base camp”; 15,000 feet; alpine desert)
  • Hike to Summit and Crater Camp (or back to Barafu)
  • Hike to Mweka Camp (back in forest; busy camp)
  • Hike to Gate to exit park, drive back to Moshi
  • Shopping in Moshi, to airport by 6pm
  • Fly to Dar es Salaam, to Amsterdam, to Newark
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First night in Tanzania

KIA Lodge,

Room 36

Wonderful gardens

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Inside Room 36

Mosquito net

Lizard, too

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KIA Lodge

Dining area

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Arusha National Park

View from crater rim down

to interior of crater – herd

of buffalo at center of picture.

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One of many

pictures of giraffes

One of many giraffes we enjoyed watching

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Baboons on road

Dense forest

Curvy, steep hills

One of many

pictures of giraffes

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Blue monkey

We also saw the striking Colobus monkeys

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Garden at Keys Hotel

Orientation meeting

The 10 Hikers:

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Lead Guide, Elias

Hiking Day 1, Forest

Notice porters – gear on head or neck

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Heather zone, below the clouds

Southwest of Kibo Peak, Shira Plateau

Hikers off to right give idea of scale

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Getting closer to the peak!

Hikers take a break near end of Shira Plateau

Notice sign (toward Moir Camp)

Notice yellow Gamow bag

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View inside dining tent

(seats 6); two hot meals/day

Dinner: soup; starch plus

meat (beef, chicken); fruit

Aluminum plates, utensils

Thermos with hot water

(Milo, coffee, tea)

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Lobelia plant

Moorland zone, above clouds

About 13,000 + feet (fine days, cool nights)

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Karanga Camp

Yellow tents for hikers

Small green tent at right foreground is the “bathroom” tent

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Barafu Camp (base)

Mawenzi – sister cone

Red dining tent

Tusker Trail Flag

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White-neck Raven perches on

Tourists Toilets – which perch on

side of cliff

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Our guides (Gaudence, Elias, Steven)

early break on the way to the summit

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Summit!

19,340 feet

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Leaving the Mountain

Forest during last day of hiking