Day 2 camp - 3750m amsl Shira camp. Arrived early so had lunch and dinner.
Day 2 - beautiful scenery
Day 2 above the clouds. Vert steep climb. Porters are amazing.
Morning day 2. Breakfast and packing duffel bags.
3 June 2017
Camp day 1 Machame camp 2835m amsl. Food tent. Also we had to share a single tent because they packed these by mistake. Very tight indeed. First time we see Kilimanjaro
Day 1 - Rainforest. Climb from 1400m amsl to 2800m amsl. Everything was wet. 7 hours of hiking.
Eddies before photo of us
About to start, it started to rain, chaos as cyclists start at the same time
Ceremony with parliament and GM of Geita
On our way from hotel to Kilimanjaro gate
2 June 2017
Packing gear chaos
Hotel, getting our gear and team meeting
Flying from Mwanza to Kilimanjaro
Chaos getting off ferry
Meeting a Tanzanian superstar
Ferry trip over a small inlet of Victoria lake
Waiting for our ferry
Bus trip to Mwanza
1 June 2017
Geita Hill Pit view point
31 May 2017
Looking west from east africa and the swimming pool at Machuru village. I didn't pack a swimming costume 😭. The water is divine.
Gareth looks so small
Supper last night was a stir fry with chicken chnitzel - actually very good. We then joined 3 geologists at the pub for a Kilimanjaro beer. Just one but it was 500ml.
30 May 2017
Walk around Machuru mine village selfie
Open pit at Geita Gold Mine
29 May 2017
Walk around Machuru village. There is an international school for primary school kids. It gas a beautiful playground and action net. There is a shop that sells basic items and even some fruit and veg. Maribu stalks sit in trees - a very weird sight.
Machuru village at Geita Gold Mine is everything and more in the middle of no where. We arrived last night to a reception team who were friendly and helpful. There are 4 rooms to a block with a patio surrounded with mozzie mesh. Mozzie sprays are standard for all rooms. Each room has its own bathroom, aircon, fan, tv and kettle. Clean towels folded beautifully on the bed. Shower did its job even coming from me - the shower snob. The canteen is clean and calm - no pushing or shoving. Food last night was great or i was very hungry. Had potatoes, egg plant and pie. The village has a tennis court, gym and pool and there is even an international school with cute play area. Really overall amazing for being in the middle of nowhere.
On my way to breakfast. Meeting geology manager at 6:45 which is actually 5:45 SA time. Some oats porridge and fruit. Screw it tomorrow I am doing eggs...
28 May 2017
My room for 5 nights - actually very nice and clean.
Arrived at Geita. Weather not too hot, sunset and very green.
Coastal charter - from Dar es Salaam to Geita
Just arrived in Dar es Salaam. People are friendly and very helpful. Waiting now at Coastal charters for my flight to Geita Gold Mine.