So, due to the remote location of my pending adventure, I’ve set this up to update daily with our schedule events, and hopefully some detail and stock photos. When I return, I’ll be updating these entries with actual photos and events. So, enjoy!
Today, I arrive in at JRO (Kilimanjaro Airport) at 9:30pm local time. Megan is on my flight, and Ryan should already be there! We’re spending the night at KIA Lodge. Our tour group doesn’t meet until tomorrow.
Here is some trip info direct from KE Adventure‘s Dossier:
At 5894 metres, Kilimanjaro is the high point of Africa and, therefore, one of the world’s seven continental summits. This sensational trip combines a week of trekking on the scenic Rongai Route, with the best short safari in Tanzania. Crossing lovely, open country on the north side of the mountain, our tried and tested Rongai itinerary incorporates a vital additional day for acclimatisation at the beautiful location of Mawenzi Tarn. Straightforward trekking followed by a challenging summit day leads to a magical viewpoint on the ‘roof of Africa’. Descending from the peak, we have a night in Arusha before heading out to experience what is arguably the world’s finest game viewing – in the Tarangire and Lake Manyara national parks and in the unique Ngorongoro Crater. A series of game drives in specialist safari vehicles will allow us to sample each of these locations and give us a good chance to spot the ‘big five’ of elephant, rhino, leopard, buffalo and lion. Using tented camps inside the Parks ensures that we can be in the right places at the right times to see the animals and also means that we will experience all the sounds, smells and sensations of a real African Safari. If you are only ever going to do one East African trip, then this one is hard to beat!