In 2009 we went to Tanzania. It has been a while since we have been in the mainland of Africa, and much has changed (for the better). We went to Tanzania with met HT-Wandelreizen, a Dutch travel oranisation specialized in trekkings and mountaineering. We had a small group (only seven people), so the usual Dutch guide was absent, in order to reduce costs. But our five companions were experienced and pleasant people, so we din't miss the guide at all. Our local travel organisation was Mem-Tours, a good company with an excellent staff.

During our fifteen day trip we took a short safari. After that we climbed the Mt Meru (4566m, 14980ft) in four days. After that we conquered the famous Kilimanjaro (5895m, 19340ft). At first we took the Lemosho Route, and climbed the last 1000 meters via the Western Breach. The total Kilimanjaro trip took us 7 days, in which everyone of our small group reached the summit.

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