Our intrepid guide Moses Kashumba is on his way to Kasese in Uganda. Moses will be doing a full recce of the climb and hike. When Moses gets back to Kilimanjaro he will send us a full report. We will then be able to plan accordingly.
Moses is a Chagga man and lives on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, as does his clan who has been there for over 400 years. Mount Kilimanjaro is the homeland of the Chagga people, one of Tanzania’s largest ethnic groups. It is fair to say that when you are in Moshi, Marangu or Machame, there is little indication that you are in a ‘Chagga town’.
Today the Chaggas, despite their diverse origins, are renowned for having a strong sense of identity and pride. They are also amongst the richest and most powerful people in Tanzania, thanks in part to the fertile soils of Kilimanjaro, and in part to the Western education that they have been receiving for longer than almost any other tribe in Africa, Kilimanjaro being one of the first places to accept missionaries from Europe.
Just a reminder that the beneficiaries include RFFA’s Orphan Rescue Kits: Hout Bay Rotary’s Operation Medical Hope in Hout Bay, South Africa: Bishop Masereka’s Christian Foundation, Medical Care Centre, Uganda and one education related project to be decided,