Kilimanjaro – Day 05 – Moir Hut to Buffalo Camp

Thursday 3rd January 2019

On that fifth day, we went from Moir Hut (4,200m) to Buffalo Camp (4,020m).

Map – Copyright ‘Ultimate Kilimanjaro’
northern circuit map from ultimate kilimanjaro

Description of our Fifth Day from African Scenic Safaris:

In the morning, as each morning, there was less clouds than in the afternoon before. Everything was icy and cold and we couldn’t wait for the sun to show up. It ultimately did, melting the ice and warming up everything, finishing to dry the rain gears, still wet from the rainy afternoon we had experienced the previous day.


We hiked from 8.30am until 2pm roughly in a really rocky scenery, all the way to Pofu Camp. The landscape was very dry and rocky. On our right was Kilimanjaro, and we kept turning around it, seeing it from many angles. It was awesome. On our left, at the bottom of the mountain, were the fertile and green plains of Tanzania, but most often hidden by some clouds or haze.


We arrived at the camp around 2pm and had lunch. As the previous days, the afternoon was a great relaxing quiet time, used to nap, read, play cards, or take a Kilimanjaro shower, hehe. It was also fascinating to see how the mountain kept disappearing and re-appearing behind the clouds or fog, the entire afternoon and evening. Once it was night, we could see far down in the distance the lights of the villages shimmering, in the vast and flat plains of Tanzania.


Then it was time to sleep! Next day, off to Third Cave!

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