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The summit ridge
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June 16th 2011
Rise at midnight to find a red shadow of moon hanging directly above amid a gleaming sea of stars. Over the next hour or so, this moon will slowly reveal itself as it moves round to allow the sun's rays to hit it - a stunningly beautiful total lunar eclipse. We begin the march up the crater wall. I cannot believe we are really going to go this slow. I swiftly make my way to the front and b ... read more
Africa » Tanzania » North » Mount Kilimanjaro

Tanzanian Flag Shortly after independence, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and po... ... read more
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