Lessons from climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro (part 2 of 3)

Lessons from climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro abound to any hiker who climbs this mountain. It offers immeasurable value to anyone who wants to strengthen the human spirit, yours and of those who climb along with you. I continue with the second of this three-part post series. ******************************************************************************** Madaraka Nyerere is the Coordinator of the Butiama Cultural Tourism Enterprise and has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro nine times. Standing at 5,895m, Mt. Kilimanjaro is the world’s…

Lessons from climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro (part 1 of 3)

Lessons from climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro abound to any hiker who climbs this mountain. It offers immeasurable value to anyone who wants to strengthen the human spirit, yours and of those who climb along with you. I begin with two lessons in this three-part post series. ******************************************************************************** Madaraka Nyerere is the Coordinator of the Butiama Cultural Tourism Enterprise and has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro nine times. Standing at 5,895m, Mt. Kilimanjaro is the world’s…

This is how close we get to wild animals in Butiama

This is how close we get to wild animals in Butiama. Fortunately, not the kind of wild animals that will send a chill up someone’s spine. Butiama Village Butiama is located on the south-western side of Lake Victoria, 11 kilometres off the main road between Musoma and Mwanza. It is so close to the world-famous wildlife game reserves of northern Tanzania that sometimes wild animals wander to Butiama. The Ndabaka…

There is a dangerous aspect to climbing Kilimanjaro, but it is hardly the worst thing you can do

Climbing Kilimanjaro is potentially dangerous. But does that mean all mountaineers are insane? It is all a matter of perception, argues a multiple climber of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the author of this article. ******************************************************************************** Madaraka Nyerere is the coordinator of the Butiama Cultural Tourism Enterprise and has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro nine times. Standing at 5,895m, Mt. Kilimanjaro is the world’s tallest free-standing mountain, Africa’s highest peak, and a UNESCO World…

Mwitongo Lodge has a spanking new swimming pool

Mwitongo Lodge has a spanking new swimming pool. Actually, it never had one before. The swimming pool is an addition to the now almost complete refurbishment of the hotel. Mwitongo Lodge has 12 bedrooms, a restaurant, and provides free Wi-Fi to visitors. The lodge’s roll out plan will also include spa services. The owners, Neema and Calogero Drago, established the lodge after relocating to Tanzania. They have lived in Italy…

Here’s why you should become a vegan: you could outlive your agemates

Here’s why you should become a vegan: you could outlive your agemates. Our contributor and Mt. Kilimanjaro climber, Madaraka Nyerere, weighs in on why a no meat diet could be beneficial. He writes:  In June 2007 I attended the re-launch of the Arusha Declaration in London England and stayed with Selma James and Nina Lopez. Both are vegetarians. I come from an ethnic group where “food” is synonymous with “meat” and…