Gentle Giants, part 2

My second encounter with Gentle Giants took place in Rwanda, and specifically in Virunga National Park on the border of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. We were picked up at 06.30 in the morning to be driven to get the permits to trek the gorillas. I did not know what to expect and thought that my adventure would be…

Cat lady in Serengeti

Serengeti National Park is located in the northwest of Tanzania, by the border with Kenya. The park is essentially a Tanzanian extension of the famous Masai Mara National Reserve Park from the Kenyan side. However, it is three times smaller in comparison to Masai Mara. It also pops up regularly on different adventure or geographical channels due to…

Kilimanjaro, day 7 – day 9

Day 7, Kosovo Camp, 4 800m Kosovo Camp is not mentioned in many of the guidebooks nor is it marked clearly on the maps, and you will not find an excessive description of it anywhere. We only learnt about its location during the briefing, when the change to our original schedule had been made. Kosovo…

Kilimanjaro, day 4 – day 6

DAY 4 – Moir Camp by Lent Hills, 4 165 m The next morning started with the usual ritual of “shower”, checking our vitals, and me having a peanut butter toast for breakfast. Already on the second day of climbing, I woke up with a hunger and need in my body to have at least one…

Kilimanjaro, day 1 – day 3

DAY 1 – Briefing Here we were, sitting in a lovely lodge in Usa River, Tanzania, recovering from a long night flight, while trying to come to terms with the fact that we are only a day from the start of the climbing! Before we actually started, we met with our main guide, Daniel, manager…

Kilimanjaro, here we come!

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, proudly shooting to the sky with three of its peaks, Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira. While Mawenzi and Shira are long extinct volcanos, the Kibo is dormant only, and we can potentially witness its eruption again. The highest of its peaks, Kibo, rises to 5,985 meters above the sea…