The final day, and it really was all downhill from the Millennium (High) Camp, through the moorland to Mweka Hut, then through dense forest to the end of the trek at Mweka village. As we waited to register our arrival, we were surrounded by young men trying to sell us souvenirs, and they followed us to our lunch stop before we boarded the bus taking us back to Moivaro Lodge.
- I'll remember most the long but atmospheric walk through the misty forest
- The best bit was journey's end - tinged with sadness that it was all over
- I was particularly struck by the sight of the tree ferns, and surprised by the trail of forest ants across the path
- The worst bit was having to hurry through the forest, when it would have been a special kind of walk on its own
- The funniest bit was being followed through the forest by children hiding under piles of vegetation!
- Words of warning - watch out for slippery sections of the path through the misty forest, and be prepared for the hawkers and their stories of personal hardship
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne< Back to Tanzania page for links to other stories
|Location||The Mweka route, descending from Kilimanjaro|
|Date walked||11 September 2007|
|Walk type||Longer Walks and Treks|
|Difficulty||Relatively easy after the climb, but care required|
|Height climbed||all downhill|
|Time taken||3 hrs 50 mins|
|Map used||EWP Map and Guide to Kilimanjaro|
|Walk source info||Via the tour operator - Africa Travel Resource - and the Cicerone Guide to Kilimanjaro by Alexander Stewart|