As we reach the last leg of preparation, I am nervous and ready for the climb. Yesterday, we did a short safari in Amboseli National Park and met up with a few of the other climbers. It was such a wonderful end to our training to be able to have a day of seeing the animals on the safari, lions, cheetahs, and elephants. When we got to one of the view points in the Amboseli we were suprised by Tim, the founder of this inititative.
After this we made our way back to Oloitokitok and then had a quick lunch and made the decent to Tanzania. The drive to Marangu was beautiful as the landscape was so lush and green. Once we arrived at Marangu Hotel, we were assigned our rooms and then met the rest of the group. I was very happy to see Dennis and let him know how I did during the camp.
I got such good feedback from the new climbers about my blog which I was really happy about. That evening we had a big group dinner and some introductions and then as everyone was super tired we had an early night. I am very excited for what lies ahead and found the new group really supportive. I am looking forward to us all being together! I think everyone is very excited and the atmosphere is great.
– Akinyi Obama-Manners, 17/10-21