Safari Day 2 – Serengeti

June 23rd, 2016 – Serengeti A full day of Safari today.  We woke up, had some breakfast, and hit the Jeeps.  We figured out that as excited as we were to see Zebras and Wildebeasts whe we got there, ther eare about as common as cows in America. They were...

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...