Wednesday, June 23, 2010


This past Saturday we had a day trip to climb the base camp of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The mountain is exactly two hours from our hotel, so we got up around 7:30. I was a bit worried because when we finally arrived it was drizzly and very cloudy, but luckily it cleared up shortly thereafter. Our guide explained to us the many different paths you can take to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and which ones were the harder ones and which ones were the easier were simply bamboo tied to the surrounding trees. I’m pretty sure I prayed for my life multiple times. The trek was rewarding because the waterfall and vast creek were extremely beautiful. Nonetheless we were still a spectacle to the locals who could continuously yell out greetings to us. A highlight was when we passed a family of young boys how were dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.”

After the conclusion of our multiple hour adventure, we walked down to a nearby hotel for a delicious lunch, which consisted of fresh fruit and vegetables with rice and curry. During the entire hike we were surrounded by avocado trees, so I was more than thrilled to see them for lunch. By the end of the day I was filthy, and took a shower the moment we got back from out two-hour ride back to the apartments. ones.

On our hike our guide explained to us the different types of trees, plants, and fruits that line the mountain. Our path was extremely green and luscious. The best part was when we reached a waterfall at the completion of our hike. However, to get to the waterfall we had to walk down an extremely steep set of “stairs” that were made of slippery mud. The railings of the stairs

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