2013.07 Kilimanjaro expedition dispatches

Kili RainOn map

Sunset from Karanga camp, 14,000′ on Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru above the clouds.

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We just finished a wonderful 4 night safari in Tanzania, visiting the Serengeti, Tarangire, and Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife parks.  We saw so many animals and enjoyed the wonderful Sopa lodges along the way, it was a very relaxing and wonderful experience!

Now we are off to Kilimanjaro to begin our first day hike up to the Machame Camp.  Our plan is to spend a total of 6 nights and 7 days on Kili climbing to the top and back down.  We are looking forward to climbing through the rainforest, mooreland, alpine desert, and ice cap zones on the mountain.  I will be using the RainOn tracking system so you can follow our climb up to the top of the mountain!

Garrett Madison

Photo: The team at Gibb’s Farm yesterday on the way back to Arusha from a 5 day safari!

the team

liones in the crater