Under Construction! Until I get this all up and running, the photos I've scanned are here.

I was in East Africa from 13 March to 12 April 1998. Most of that time was spent in Tanzania, but we flew in and out of Nairobi so we spent a few days at the beginning and the end of trip in Kenya. Thanks to Dan Ninan for letting me read his report: it helped jog my memory in some places.

Dramatis Personae

Paul Roberts Mwinyi Mkuu
Dave Hargreaves Mzungu Mdogo
Dan Ninan El Presidente
Mark Saunders Pie Boy
Shoomon Perry Mhindi Mrefu
Jane Whittaker Shirley Temple
Joanna Mason Mama yetu
Natasha Kennedy Maziwa Makubwa Mazuri
Gavin Koh Me

    being an account of how nine intrepid explorers assaulted Africa's highest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro...
    ...and how they shot lots of wild african animals...
    ...and then lay on a beach for a week.


    1. Photograph index
    2. The Swahili language (Kiswahili)


  • Simon Brewer ("Young Simon") is a chap now at Emmanuel who was in Tanzania about two years before us. His scribbled notes contained on two A4 sheets are often referred to in the following account.
  • Exchange rates at the time we were in Africa stood at £1 = US$1.60 = KSh60 = TSh640 approximately.
  • Americans are reminded that there are 3.3 feet in a metre.
  • To convert Celsius to Farenheit, first multiply by 9/5 then add 32.

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