Safari: Samburu

Given that we’d spent almost 10 days in Tanzania, when we were planning our trip we thought we’d then head to Kenya and go on Safari from Nairobi. As we figured it would be a long time, if ever, until we visited Kenya again, we decided to make the most of it and booked an…

Climbing Kilimanjaro – day 4 to day 6

Day 4 – Barranco camp to Base camp via Karanga camp – 9 km, 8-9 hours walking Day 4 turned out to be one of the most technically challenging days we had. From Barranco Camp you climb up Barranco wall, which, as the name suggests, is a rock wall that you have to traverse before…

Rich’s Beers of the World: Tanzania

Beer: Kilimanjaro Premium Lager (Sab Miller AB) Brewed in: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Type: Pale Lager Thoughts: After a sucessful 6 day hike up (and down) Mount Kilimanjaro, it only felt right to relax with a beer named after the mountain. It was served in a cold bottle, whilst our group sat on sofas outside…

Kilimanjaro – day 1 to day 3

Well guys, we did it! We climbed 5895 m to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. It took us 6 days and a lot of grit and determination, but we got to meet some amazing people, and it was an incredible experience for us (although probably not one we’ll soon repeat 😂). We flew from London…

Some Thoughts From Richard

“How are you feeling?” / “Are you excited?” Over the past few months I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked those questions. I’ve been asked them by everyone including close family, to caring friends and curious coworkers, and every time I have struggled to answer. Not because the answer is a special…

And so the Adventure Begins

As I sit here waiting to leave for the airport, I am thinking of one of my favourite books from my childhood – Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss. Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to great places! You’re off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in…

The plan so far: Africa part II

A while back I posted about our plans for Africa that we had so far. Since then, we have completed our plans for Africa and everything is booked (finally)! After our Kili climb and Kenyan safari, we have a flight to Cape Town on February 10th (only departing at 5 AM😫). We’ve managed to snag…

The Plan So Far: Africa 

We’ve had a lot of people asking us what our plans are for the year that we’re away, so I figured I would do a general outline. I say general outline because at the moment we don’t have a plan for most of it, but we’ll definitely keep you updated as we go! Rich and…