When I went around the world twice back in 2007 and 2008 one of the places that I didn't get to spend as much time as I wanted to was Africa. One of the main areas that I wanted to visit was the south eastern cost, specifically Kenya and Tanzania.
As of this posting, my journey to that region has finally begun along with 10 good friends. The plan is to fly to Nairobi, travel overland to Arusha, climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, go on Safari and then off to Zanzibar for a little R & R. The hike will be 7 days and the Safari another 5 or so ending with 5 more days on the island off of the eastern coast of Africa. The entire time I will be tracking our positions and providing updates as connectivity allows.
To get updates and follow us online to the summit and beyond, you can visit My Map Here.
The updates will begin on Dec 27th with our drive from Nairobi to Arusha. The ascent up Mt. Kilimanjaro begins on the 28th and will be completed 7 days later. If you aren't seeing the updates daily, it most likely means that I don't have a connection. Either way, you can follow limited updates made by our guide on their Team Kilimanjaro website. Our group code is: NARE x 11, 28th December 2011 – 3rd January 2012, Chief Guides: Fred Achedo and John Naiman.
Also, if connectivity IS an issue, I will update the climb notes and stats once I have connection again, even if it is after the fact. And of course, once I return from lugging my camera across Africa, I'll be sure to have some pictures for everyone to check out!
I think we got everything......