Butiama Bed & Breakfast

Butiama Bed & Breakfast

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Mt. Kilimanjaro as seen from Longido

In late February at around six in the morning, while on a study tour of the Cultural Tourism Enterprise at Longido near the Kenyan border, I woke up and looked through the window and saw a silhouette of a mountain against the rising sun. Having taken an interest in mountains and mountaineering in recent years since I first climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2008 I took out my camera and as I held it up against the window of my guest house bedroom two children who were walking with pails on their way to fetch water, a boy and a girl, came into view on my viewfinder and the boy shouted at me saying, “That’s a very bad habit.”

Mt. Kilimanjaro as seen from Longido.
I did not respond, but angrily waved him to rush out of my camera’s sight and took this photo. It was only after I observed the photo days later did I realize I had a photo of Mt. Kilimanjaro. I had never observed the mountain from the western side as far west as Longido.

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