Arusha Journals

Mount Kilimanjaro via the Western Breach

An April 2002 trip to Arusha by T.Jay

Quote: From the very first day on the mountain you are above the clouds and can view their changing patterns with delight. As well as seeing the few, yet beautiful plants that grow on the mountainside.

Mount Kilimanjaro via the Western Breach

Overview

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The most memorable part of the trip was reaching the Uuhru peak after nine hours of walking and being able to watch the sun rise above the peakQuick Tips: The simplest way of doing this trip is to have porters who will carry all of your gear for you. Their a bit like your very own supermen. The most important thing to remember on this trip is to drink plenty of liquids you need to drink about 2/3 liters a day and keep a note of any symptoms that could be related to altitude sickness/ accute mountain sickness (AMS). Best Way To Get Around: A good place to stay before you set out on your trip is in the town of Arusa, It is only a short drive to the entrance gate of Mt Kili and you...Read More
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Alough sitting in a car for hours on end can be a bit tedious, as soon as you see any form of movement you immediately forget your boredom at the thought of seeing a rhino or a lion. The animals just appear out of nowhere and cross the road in front of your or just stop dead blocking your way until THEY are ready to move on. You are likely to see elephants, zebra, wilder beast, monkeys, mongoose, lions and lots of termite mounds.

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