Safari Day 1 – Serengeti

June 22nd, 2016 – Serengeti We gathered our things, left some stinky hike bags behind, and went to the Arusha Airport for a flight over the Serengeti.  We had to wait forever for our friends to grab a coffee from a store that clearly wasn’t used to making...

Africa – Rest Day

June 21st, 2016 – Mt. Meru Game Sanctuary The Mt. Meru Game Sanctuary was our home for a day and a half after the hike.  The rest of our Safari group arrived, and we were offered to go to an orphange, but the extra rest was needed.  I was offered first shower...

Kilimanjaro Day 6

June 20th, 2016  The rest of the hike was long but light.  The hardest part of going downhill is watching out for your toes.  It was warmer, wetter, and the vegetation came back.  We saw waterfalls, porcupine needles, runners, and people that had no business hiking...

Kilimanjaro Day 4

June 18th, 2016 – 4720m (15420ft). Amy and I are getting into a routine.  Cooked breakfast, leave our bags, start our hike.  Amy was offered toilet service before we left for the trip.  I thought it sounded kind of silly, but the first time I tried to use the...

Kilimanjaro Day 3

June 17th, 2016 – 3800m (12715ft). After another breakfast of Eggs and Sausage, we started our hike and left the land of vegetation.  The place looked like a moonscape.  And there were fields of cairns that people had moved over time.  I of course stacked my...

Kilimanjaro Day 2

June 16th, 2016 – 3450m (11320ft) Crepes, Sausage, and Eggs can really set the day off right.  It was a gorgeous morning, with good looks at Kili.  After breakfast, we headed out while the crew cleaned up, packed us up, and then eventually passed us on the...