Hanging out in Amsterdam
The famed canals of Amsterdam
Loading the bus in Nairbobi, Kenya that would take us to Moshi, Tanzania
Vendors at the border of Tanzania
Hotel Springbok, Moshi, Tanzania. A veritable oasis.
Meeting the locals, Moshi
Kids in Moshi
Main street, Moshi
The mountain from Moshi
The mountain with Moshi in the foreground
Signing in, Machame Gate, 1800m.
Ready to go.
Porters waiting for jobs
The hike begins
Rain Forest near the base of the mountain
A hut at Machame campground, 3000m.
Sunset from Machame Campground
Chris at Machame
Chief guide Wilson Olutu
Porters, day 2
Arrival at Shira Camp, 3940m.
At a pass, day 3
Barranco Camp, 3950m
The Breach Wall above Barranco camp
Climbing out of the Barranco camp
Waterfalls below Barranco Camp
Climbing out of Barranco Camp, day 4.
Traversing below the summit slopes, day 4
Getting high, day 4
Barafu camp, 4600m
The summit at sunrise.
Summit, mountain shadow behind in the smoke.
Summit Icefields, rapidly disappearing with global warming.
Looking back at the summit
On the gravelley descent
Continuing the descent.
Back at Barafu Camp
Barafu Camp, with the minor summit of Kili in the background
Continuing the descent. We would climb 5000' and descend 9000' on this day.
Looking down on Barafu camp.
Guide Wilson Olutu
The porters and guides.
Day 5: Nearing the end, through banana plantations
The Great Rift, Manyara Lake below
Zebra, Lake Manyara
Impala, Lake Manyara
Southern Ground Hornbill
Looking out at the Great Rift Valley
The Serengeti Plain
Maribou Storks, Serengeti
Entrance Station, Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
The Ngorongoro Crater
In Ngorongoro Crater
Impala in Ngorongoro Crater
Cape Buffalo in Ngorongoro Crater
Thompson Gazelle and Flamingos, Ngorongoro Crater
Lesser and Greater Flamingo, Ngorongoro Crater
Rhino, Ngorongoro Crater
Wildebeest, Ngorongoro Crater
Elephants, Ngorongoro Crater