Pacific Beach, California


I must confess that the latter part of the last entry was written piecemeal at various points of my journey home. After getting to base camp, resting and eating, and then making the rather easy descent to Mweka at 10,000 feet, I was beat. Besides, after reaching the summit, there is not much to say. Tension in a story brings you to the climax, but once you have reached the resolution the story is over.

Suffice it to say that we all made it safely down and safely home. Some of us went on a two-day safari, while others who had done that before the trip went home. I could tell you what I saw or give you more thoughts on Africa, but I’d rather just leave you with this: if you haven’t been to Africa, GO. It is the one pilgrimage all humans should make, and certainly an experience that has changed me forever.

If you’ve actually made it this far, thanks for reading. I hope I didn’t bore you, and I hope I’ve at the very least entertained you, if not inspired you to make an African journey of your own.


Copyright Axel Schwarz 2005


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