My late start on Kilimanjaro

Since my first glimpse of Mount Kilimanjaro, at the Kenyan border near Amboseli, I could not get this question out of my mind: “How the hell am I going to climb up there?” Back home when I was preparing my trip to Tanzania, I would not have dreamed to ascend Africa’s highest peak, almost twenty thousand feet above sea level. But…

Stories with lions

The arrival of the dry season meant that it was time for the animals of the savannah to migrate north: from the Serengeti plains, across the Tanzanian border, to the cooler and greener Maasai Mara Plateau in Kenya. When the rains would start again, they would go back the same way. The wildebeest migration is one of the most spectacular…