After an early wake-up call (on only 5-hours sleep), headed down to the hotel restaurant to meet our Kilimanjaro Team and guides. After a sumptuous breakfast buffet, we gathered around in one of the large ballrooms for a detailed orientation and gear check. We have a team of 15 members with ages ranging from 16 and all the way to 64.
Upon wrapping up the gear check and orientation, we socialized over a tasty lunch and then headed out to check out the town of Arusha. We visited the local open market, a popular cemetery and checked out various local buildings including a UN compound.
Upon returning from our city tour, we took advantage of a break in the afternoon to pack all our gear and get ready for tomorrow’s early departure to the base of Kilimanjaro.
We later dined at a nearby interesting restaurant serving both “Indian” and “Italian” food. Nevertheless, it was very tasty!Next Post: Kilimanjaro Day 2: Machame Camp Previous Post: Kilimanjaro Day 0: From Russia to Tanzania!