Thursday, February 3, 2011

African sky and a famous mountain

A mountain is hiding behind the clouds. Do we get a chance to see the top?

We wait and hope that the clouds will disappear.
We want to see the snow caped Mount Kilimanjaro.

These people are coming back from work on the fields where sisal is planted.

On our route from South Africa to Egypt. With our old car.

Finally there is the Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzania, April 2010.

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. It is the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, rising to an altitude of 5,895 m (19,341 ft).

From its base it rises approximately 5,100 m (16,732 ft) from the plains near Moshi, Tanzania. Bananas are growing everywhere on the plains and in the beginning of the mountain.

To stand there, surrounded by bananas and lush green and watch this Mountain was amazing. Hard to tell. I got goose pimples, and again now while typing.

Then it was time to look for a place to sleep. After five minutes driving up the mountain on a small street, lined with small houses, we found a place in Nshara. A parish gave us a place to sleep. We asked for permission to put our tent down, but we were invited in the house from the pastor.

Nature and people that's what we were looking for.

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Kay L. Davies said...

What a wonderful story, and I'm glad you got to see "the snows of Kilimanjaro"! I would like to see Tanzania some day.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful photos. Mount Kilimanjaro certainly is majestic!

Anonymous said...

Hallo Carola,
You give us such a good idea of the presence of the mountain. One can feel the dominance, particularly when the sun breaks through.

Anonymous said...

Awe inspiring view,so small it makes one feel.
I love the last photo, with Mount Kilimanjaro above the green lush valley.

Wanda said...

These are so inspirational.... just standing in awe of the beauty.

Esther Garvi said...

Africa is so beautiful! Happy to see what the East African sky is looking like today. Warm greetings from the West!

The one with the View said...

WOW!! breathtaking!

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Charlene N. K. said...

What a great adventure and experience you have had there! And Mt. Kilimanjaro is so impressive! The 4th picture is glorious.

Johnny Nutcase said...

that sky is beautiful, i really like that last one!