We are from Hooke Court in Dorset and our aim is to drive from Franschhoek in South Africa to Dorset in a truck and a Landrover. We aim to raise funds and items for several charities on the way. More details to follow...
Saturday, 15 October 2011
Kilamanjaro it is!
Village near Marangu
We finally left Dar es Salaam by mid afternoon on the saturday - land rover steering fixed. Two days of travelling later we made it to Marangu, the Tanzanian town where the treks up the mountain commence. The scenery definitely had the wow factor although we had our first rain since leaving on August 10th which meant Kilamanjaro was in the clouds. The vegetation was so lush and fertile. It reminded us of the road into the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia. Such a change from heat and dust.
In the hope that the clouds would retreat we decided to follow the road around Kilimanjaro and cross the border to Amboseli in Kenya which we had read had superb views. Time will tell whether we are lucky.