Livingstone, Zambia: Best Trip of my Life

Livingstone, Zambia: Best Trip of my Life

Anyone who travels extensively has been asked the question “What is your favorite place?”

The first response out of my mouth is normally “ah fuck.” How am I supposed to answer that?

When people ask me this question, I fear they are implying “What is the best destination in the world?” and who the fuck am I to dole that label out?

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TANZANIA: MOUNT KILIMANJARO

TANZANIA: MOUNT KILIMANJARO

In 2011, when I was still in college, I was given the opportunity to volunteer in South Africa for the summer. A professor at the time, from Niger, encouraged me to travel around Africa after I finished teaching, as travel within the continent is inexpensive and exciting. I remember being in his class, plagued with senioritis, looking at a map and googling "things to do in Tanzania." The first thing that came up was Kilimanjaro. I turned to my friend next to me and whispered, "I'm going to hike Kilimanjaro this summer." And I did. If you're interested in hiking Mount Kili, the highest free-standing mountain in the world and the highest mountain in Africa, check out these tips!

 

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