Climbing Kilimanjaro: Day 2 – Shira Plateau

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Sat. 6th July 2013 Start altitude: 2,750m Max. altitude: 3,700m Camp altitude: 3,550m I’m starting to think I could get used to this life. We’re woken this morning by the guides coming round and distributing cups of tea and then …

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Climbing Kilimanjaro: Day 1 – Starting Out

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Fri. 5th July 2013 Start altitude: 2,250m Max. altitude: 2,750m Camp altitude: 2,750m Memories of the Inca Trail come flooding back as we make our final preparations to get off. Firstly our kit needs to be sorted out into stuff …

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Safari Day 5: Into The Crater

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Thurs. 11th July 2013 I could not believe my ears when I was woken by a mobile phone ringing in the next tent at 4;45am and the chap answered it and proceeded to have a chat! Our alarm was set …

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Safari: Day 4 – Off To A Kill

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Wed. 10th July 2013 We have one last morning game viewing in the Serengeti and hope to see a kill and a male lion. We begin by seeing warthogs and zebras as well as the usual antelopes. However our driver …

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Safari: Day 3 – Just Us And The Wildlife

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Tues. 9th July 2013 Today was a full day driving around Serengeti to see who was out and about and the lions were up early. Well, awake anyway but not overly active. The young were lounging on a rock in …

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Safari: Day 2 – A Glimpse Of Wildlife

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Mon. 8th July 2013 Being woken by a lorry beeping its horn at 5:30am as it headed through town was not our idea of a safari and we are keen to head into the wilds of Tanzania. However first we …

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Safari: Day 1 – Bananas

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Sun. 7th July 2013 This morning starts with the thirteen of us piling into two Landcruisers. There is a Danish family of four and my extended family of four as well as two couples and one American gentleman so it …

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Day 325,326 And 327: From Travel to Holiday

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Thur. 4th to Sat. 6th July 2013 Thursday is a quiet day exploring Arusha and then transferring to the start hotel for Dave’s trip where we will see Steve later. It is about a ten to fifteen minute walk into …

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Altogether Now

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Sat. 13th July 2013 After almost a year since we saw each other, we are at last reunited with Chris, Steve and Lucy after our various trips. Steve and I successfully climbed Kilimanjaro – it was an incredible experience with …

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Day 258: We’re On The Train

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Sun. 28th April 2013 Hopefully by the end of the day we will be well on the way to Port Elizabeth (PE), we have paid for the train and have a receipt but no tickets, so we will not relax …

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