Hai District Council

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  • Day23

    Kikuletwa Hot Springs

    October 28, 2017 in Tanzania

    Today we took a Dalla Dalla (mini bus with up to 26 people in it) to Boma and from there a Tuk Tuk to the hot springs.

    The water in the pool is amazingly clear, there is a cool swing and while holding still, you get a free fish pedicure.

    All in all a very cool day trip (10TSH pp entry).

  • Day4

    Day 3: Kilimanjaro Begins!

    March 8, 2011 in Tanzania

    Machame Gate, 1490m ASL
    Up early to collect our hire gear and check out. On the bus by 8:30am before the 1.5 hour drive to Machame Gate.

    Signed the registration book, took a few photos and headed off into the morning. We were paired with a couple our age - Tom (UK) and his girlfriend Sarka (Czech), plus a late 50s Canadian man named John.

    The early stages were steep but smooth, definitely a vehicle track. Mostly rainforest and jungle terrain - very hot and humid, but thankfully no rain! Couldn't see much scenery due to tall trees and haze. Ate our massive packed lunches in a small clearing while marvelling at the porters going past with heavy backpacks and massive sacks on their heads.

    Eventually the rainforest gave way to regular forest as we ascended, and we reached Machame Camp at 4pm. Had a bucket wash and some tea & popcorn before socialising with the others. Dinner was massive - soup, fried potato, fried fish, vegetable stew and boiled cabbage. At sunset, the haze suddenly blew away and we had a spectacular view of Uhuru Peak, 3km above us.

    Once the sun was gone the temperature dropped sharply so we retreated to the warmth of our tent. Feeling tired from the day's exertions and not daring to brave the frigid temps outside, we went to bed around 9pm.
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  • Day8


    November 21, 2015 in Tanzania

    Bin im richtigen Hotel anfekommen, hier treffe ich heute Abend meine Wandergruppe. Habe erstmal ein Zimmer für mich, für die Verhältnisse sehr luxuriös, mit TV und Spitzenmoskitonetz. Die Fensterfront mit Balkon ist Richtung Kili, man ahnt ihn hinter den Wolken, hoffe er zeigt sich noch komplett im Laufe des Tages. Eben kam auch eine Gruppe vom Berg zurück, nur Männer und sie sahen auch aus wie 6 Tage nicht geduscht...Read more

  • Day14

    There and back again II oder Kili kills

    November 27, 2015 in Tanzania

    Was gibt es zu sagen ... Got it!
    Aufstieg bis zum Basecamp komplikationslos. Mit dem Wetter hatten wir ziemlich Glück, tolle Flora und Fauna, tolle Truppe, super Team mit 1 Headguide, 5 Assistantguides, 2 Köchen, 24 Porter/G-fighters. Mein Zelt war immer kuschelig, das Essen sehr lecker, die Wege teilweise zum Klettern, Geröll oder gut zu gehen. Bis dahin für mich, Berg-erfahren sag ich mal, kein Problem. Den Gedundheitscheck abends habe ich immer gewonnen.
    Dann kam der 25.11. tagsüber 7h Aufstieg zum Basecamp auf 4600m, 3h schlafen, um 23h aufstehen, 0h loslaufen. Ziel 5895m Uhuru-Peak. Das unsere Route Machame/whiskey-Route heisst, wussten wir, viel schwerer als die CocaCola-Route, aber das man sich auch fühlt wie nach einer Flasche Whiskey auf ex hat uns keiner gesagt. Bis 5300m ist das mit pole pole ja noch machbar, aber dann bis zum Stella Point... Da stirbt man mehrmals, Geröllweg erscheint unendlich, fragen wie lange es noch dauert dürfen wir nicht ( war abgemacht ) keiner von uns ist mehr richtig zurechnungsfähig und ohne unsere Guides und ohne unser Motivationsgeschrei am Berg hätte es keiner geschafft! Ab Stella Point war der Schalter umgesprungen, die ersten Sonnenstrahlen, der Weg noch 45 min einfaches Gehen in sagenhafter Schneelandschaft! Mountain-Sickness wie weggeblasen! Kili gekillt!
    Weitererzählen wie schwer es wirklich war dürfen wir nicht, aber bei aller Liebe, das ist kein Berg zum hochspazieren!!!
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  • Day4

    Kilimanjaro - Pre Meeting

    February 8, 2017 in Tanzania

    Today we set off to the Stella Maris hotel which was our meeting point with the rest of the G Adventures group. When our taxi arrived we were greeted by two women that each gave us a very warm embracing hug. At the time we had no idea who they were. They either worked here or were very friendly hotel guests. When we entered the hotel we were given a fresh glass of Mango juice that was so flavoursome and exactly what was needed after sitting in a stuffy taxi.

    Once settled we met up with the other members of our group for an induction meeting. We sat in what looked like a board room and I scanned the room to see who I would be sharing this adventure with. Earlier in the day the four of us were discussing what our group would be like. I think we were hoping that there would be eight girls but the reality was we would be sharing this adventure with six other guys and someone’s girlfriend. Oh well.

    After some introductions and meeting our guides we headed off for dinner. This was going to be our last good meal for a week! Livingstone was our waiter for the day. He was a proper cheeky chappy. I had spoken to him earlier in the day and he was telling me that climbing Kilimanjaro was easy even though he had never climbed it himself.

    Speaking to the rest of the group over dinner it was apparent no one knew what to expect over the next coming days. But we seemed to have a solid group and everyone was quite social which we all needed to be if we was going to get through this.
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Hai, Hai District Council

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