Kilimanjaro: Tucker & Team Enjoy First Day on Safari

Posted by: Mark Tucker | July 31, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

All right you deserve to know.  We have to be honest to all of you that have been following our trip. We have not been roughing it.

Tables and chairs on the mountain, hot water for washing at each camp. Fifty five local staff with us throughout the Kilimanjaro climb. We could carry any or nothing throughout the day.  Fresh foods at each meal. You would have loved it.

Now here we are at the Plantation Lodge with white table cloths and fine china, eating incredible curry chicken and organic garden fresh salad, do not even want to rub in what we had for desert.  All this after an awesome day of game viewing in Lake Manyara National Park.

I feel so much better now that you are in the loop.  Wish I could say that it’s tough surviving here in wild Africa but that would just not be true.

It is a real vacation now after a pretty physical week on the big hill.  There are a few sore and tired muscles but over all the team is in great shape.  We said a sad good-bye to one member of the group as he started his trip back to the USA, he had to get back for work.  We will miss his wonderful sense of humor and great companionship.

Tomorrow we are off to one of the great natural wonders of the world - Ngorongoro Crater.  Where there are so many animals in a small space,  I better get the camera battery charged up tonight.

All is well,
RMI Guide Mark Tucker

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Now I’m really jealous.  The ultimate zoo - minus the fences! Dennis, I would tell you to take lots of pictures, but I already know that you will. Hope you’re having the time of your life!  Love, Kim

Posted by: Kim Mulherin on 7/31/2012 at 5:29 pm

Please don’t let Dion bring home a monkey.  Thank you!

Posted by: Missy Guest on 7/31/2012 at 3:04 pm

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