Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (#3608)
- Signed By: Ashraf A. Osman
- Date submitted: September 10, 2004
My 50th birthday gift to myself, accompanied by a wonderful group of friends (17-50 yrs), we took Marangu route and enjoyed every bit of it. I strongly recommend this adventure to anyone, you will come back stronger, fitter and above all you will fall in love with Africa. Took the chance to read about Swahili and by the time I went to Kilimanjaro I had a reasonable vocabulary that opened the hearts and minds of Tanzanians whom I consider very friendly people. While you're at it, spend a couple of days in Zanzibar (2 hours ferry from Dar Es Salam ) exotic island with lots of African Ebony works and spices. Consider Kilimanjaro adventure and you will discover huge reserve of inner strength that you never knew it existed.