Day 1: Arrive and stay at the Protea Aishi
Set on the slopes of the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro, the hotel provides a tranquil haven for mountain climbers, honeymooners and holidaymakers. Excursions around the hotel can be organized.
Day 2: Drive to Lake Manyara, tour and stay overnight at the Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
Taking as its muse the glorious bird life of the fabulously soda-encrusted and pink flamingo-fringed…Lake Manyara, the swooping curves of this elegantly evocative lodge defy description. As do the soaring views over the Great Rift Valley, the rose-gold sunsets over the Mto wa Mbu escarpment and the utterly unique tree-climbing Lake Manyara lions.
Day 3: Tour of Ngorongoro Crater, stay overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Perched on the jagged rim of the crater, wreathed in morning mist, camouflaged in river-stone and cloaked in indigenous creepers, the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is a triumph of ecological and architectural fusion. Sensitively constructed so as to take nothing from its environment whilst affording endless vistas over the heat-shimmering reaches of the crater below, the cluster of boulder-built structures that make up the lodge hug the crater rim, linked by rope-lashed timber walkways that skirt the buttressed roots of ancient, liana-hung trees.
Climb for Sight changed my life. I knew going into it that it would be a challenge to make it up the mountain and to raise the money and I looked forward to testing myself in both areas. The feeling I got from donating that much money to a charity was amazing and I found that people were surprisingly giving if you just ask. Then the climb came, and between seeing the breathtaking landscapes and wildlife of Africa, meeting the incredibly humble people, and making it to the top of Kilimanjaro I was blown away! I dream of Africa often and hope to do it all again in the future! Thank you Pete and Doug for guiding me and making all of this possible.Jeff Lund