Our journey started with meeting each other in Frankfurt to fly together to Kilimanjaro airport in Tanzania.

We planned to first go on safari in the well known Tanzanian national parks, followed by climbing the Kilimanjaro(5895m) and then hopefully reward ourselves afterwards with some relaxing days on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar…

We were able to witness some fascinating wildlife in our days in the Ngorongoro crater and especially the Serengeti national park.

I´ll share some pictures with you as they say more than a thousand words…

(Visitors at our campsite. There were also hyenas at night …)
(Lazy boys and girls…)
(No chance to escape…)
(Well deserved rest…)

After our safari, we were able to rest for 1 day in Arusha before we got picked up the next morning to drive to the Machame gate in the Kilimanjaro national park.

The starting point is at 1800m above sea level and our plan was to get to the summit( 5895m) on day5. The biggest challenge when climbing the Kilimanjaro is to make sure to not get too affected by the altitude sickness. In order to do this, one is forced to drink and eat as much as possible during the day and get good rest when reaching the various camps at night.

I´ll skip the painful part and let you take part in our amazing summit experience immediately.

(Uhuru Peak 5895m)
(Glacier near the summit)

After 6 days our ways parted from our entourage of 10 great people that made this great experience possible for us.

It was time for us to fly to Zanzibar for a well deserved rest after this very exhausting week on the Kilimanjaro.

We stayed at a nice beach resort led by a dutch family. Our days were basically formed around eating as much Nutella as possible for breakfast, followed by relaxing in a hammock under a beautiful palm right on the beach and having a couple of coconuts in the afternoon followed by great sea food for dinner.

We went for a snorkeling trip, explored the capital of Zanzibar, Stone Town, and tried to relax as much as possible.

( Beautiful beach of Nungwi in Zanzibar)

Unfortunately, all good things have to come to and end and after 3 weeks in Tanzania it was time for us to get back to reality…

Hakuna matata !