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Moshi Rural District

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11 travelers at this place:

  • Day7

    Day 6 Ascent : Barafu camp - – Mweka (3100m)

    Barafu camp (4600m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3100m)

    After lunch we continued our descend down to Mweka Hut (3100m) through the scree and rocks to the moorland and eventually into the rain forest. Mweka Camp (3100m) is located in the upper rain forest, with fog and rain.

    See the one wheel stretcher for people who are immobile.

    Big dinner with Cake, Gin and whiskeyRead more

  • Day8

    Day 7 Mweka camp - Arusha

    July 7 in Tanzania

    Day 7 Mweka camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1980m) - Arusha

    Hiking time: 3 hours

    Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers

    Habitat: Forest

    Big celebration full of dancing and singing after breakfast.
    We then had an unbelievable 12km walk to Mkwena gate, lunch and then an upgrade to the Sheraton Hotel in Arusha. Sue bought herself a Masai blanket.

  • Day6

    Day 5 Karanga Camp (3959m) – Barafu Hut (4600m)

    Hiking time: 2-3 hours

    Distance: Approximately 4 kilometers

    Habitat: Alpine desert

    Back up to 4600m. The trail intersects with the Mweka Route, which is the trail used to descend on the final two days. The word “barafu” in Swahili means “ice” and this camp is located on a rocky, exposed ridge. Tents will be exposed to wind and rocks so it is important for hikers to familiarize themselves with the campsite before dark.

    In bed by 1900.
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  • Day10

    Day 9: Mountain Day 7

    March 14, 2011 in Tanzania

    Mweka Camp, 3100m ASL
    Last night's rain had thankfully given up, though being perched in a rainforest we weren't expecting to stay dry the entire day. Hasani warned us that the weather usually rolled in around 11am, so we hit the trail early at 7am.

    The track was thankfully very smooth and mostly mud free. Our hike to the gate was a mercifully brief 3 hour journey, enlivened only by thoughts of cold beer, hot showers and soft mattresses. And some white corborus monkeys in the trees above us, which were extremely hard to photograph.

    Before we knew it, we were at the gate and our week-long trek was finally over. We signed the registration book, filled out a few forms and hopped on the bus back to Springlands Hotel. My phone decided to work again, so I called both Mum and Dad to tell them of our success. My joy was muted though with the sad news that Grandma had passed away on Saturday. I'm still pretty upset about it, but it just seems like it isn't real. I'll go home and everything will be fine. Mum also informed me that there'd been an enormous earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and that a nuclear power plant was melting down. Crazy what happens when you go off the grid for a few days.

    On arrival back at Moshi we took care of some housekeeping - certificates, tips for Hasani and the porters, laundry, internet and so on. The rest of the day was spent relaxing and drinking with Tom and Sarka.

    We had our safari briefing in the evening, where the big news was that we'd been given a free upgrade to lodge accommodation instead of basic camping due to the rainy season. Being thoroughly sick of camping, this was pure music to our ears and we went to bed very excited about the next few days.
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  • Day7

    Day 6: Mountain Day 4

    March 11, 2011 in Tanzania

    Barranco Camp, 3960m ASL
    Today was going to be a short day's hike, as we'd chosen the 7-day option rather than 6. This mean days 4 and 5 would be easy-ish half day hikes, rather than an 8 hour marathon before tackling the summit.

    But the first order of business was the Barranco Wall, a several hundred metre high wall of mostly sheer cliffs that loomed over our camp, with a small trail zig-zagging upwards.

    We made a slightly later start (9am) to let the 6-day trekkers through, then attacked the wall ourselves. Thankfully it was actually easier than expected, mostly because of the amount of scrambling involved. A couple of hours later we scaled the last ridge, tired but proud. Above us was another amazing view of the summit, and ahead of us was a mostly-flat desolate moonscape. Off we went for the rest of the day's walk, though the final annoying stage was a rocky descent of several hundred metres to Karanga river valley, followed by a several hundred metre climb up to the camp.

    As it was a short day, we were basically finished by 1pm. Had a wash, a hot lunch, and a brief rest in our tent before heading out on another acclimatisation hike. We climbed a few hundred metres up a ridge above the camp, much easier going without backpacks and we stayed on the ridge for a while despite the cold chilly weather.

    Back down to camp for another hot dinner and a frosty night. We both feel like we should socialise more with the other climbers but the reality is that it's simply too cold outside and our tents are too small to do much socialising.
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  • Day2

    Kilema

    September 26, 2016 in Tanzania

    Na een relaxete vlucht met wat slaap en een paar films, aangekomen in Tanzania.
    Zoals gewoonlijk duurt de douane lang, maar alles verloopt soepel. (Nadat we een keer bij de verkeerde rij stonden ;) )
    Nadat we onze tassen gevonden hebben worden we door onze pick-up opgehaald.
    Het avontuur begint helaas in het donker, dus weinig te zien...morgen wordt een grote verrassing.
    We verblijven in een Homestay in Kilema aan de rand van het Kilimanjaro NP bij een aardige man die toevallig jaren in Nederland gewerkt en gewoond heeft. Dus de communicatie verloopt in het Nederlands, hoe makkelijk is dat?
    We gaan de 1e dag met meneer Barnabas (we hebben hem geen professor Barnabas durven noemen) rond over zijn boerderij en naar de lokale markt! Super leuk!
    Opweg naar de markt nemen we een "dala dala"...een bus met plek voor 8 man waar ze er met "gemak" 20 in proppen :).
    Als we 's avonds terugkomen is de Kilimanjaro helaas in de wolken...net zoals de ochtend.
    Gelukkig is de Kilimanjaro de volgende ochtend helder, een cadeautje voordat we richting Arusha gaan.

    Helaas kan ik niet de foto's van mijn camera af krijgen...ik heb geen laptop of iets dergelijks bij, en vaak heb ik meer zoom nodig dan mijn telefoon aankan. Dus foto's van foto's dus maar...

    To be continued...
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  • Day4

    MOSHI - 2 Day Trip - Vormittag

    February 3 in Tanzania

    Heute geht es ab 6.00 Uhr los Richtung Moshi!
    Wir sind 7 Mädels, Michael (unser guide) und Yohana (unser Fahrer). Zusammen haben wir uns in ein Auto gequetscht und sind ca. 1 Stunde zum „Marangu Gate“ gefahren. Dort (auf ca. 1900m) beginnen einige Kilimanjaro-Wanderung. Wir haben uns von Michael jedoch nur Maasai- und Chaggakultur erklären lassen, war sehr interessant!
    Nur etwas unterhalb gibt es eine lokale organische Coffeefarm, wo wir Kaffee komplett selbst machen konnten. Der Farmer hat uns stolz seinen kompletten Anbau gezeigt und jeden einzelnen Schritt des Prozesses erklärt und selbst ausprobieren lassen. Und obwohl ich normalerweise keinen Kaffee trinke war dieser richtig gut.
    Nachdem wir uns verabschiedet haben sind wir mittagessen gegangen, welches für mich Reis mit Gemüse hieß. Nun geht es zu dem Wasserfall!

    (Der Footprint ist am Marangu Gate)
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