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dar es salaam

dar es salaam

moshi

moshi

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bagamoyo

moshi

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Moshi is a Tanzanian municipality with a population of 184,292 according to the 2012 census.The municipality is in the Kilimanjaro Region and is situated on the lower slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro, a dormant volcano that is the highest mountain in Africa.

IMG_5375--Highlight of my trip to Tanzania is seeing Mt Kilimanjaro. After seeing mt Everest (Asia) and mt denali (USA), two of the seven summits, I was tempted to see the highest mountain in Africa, mt kilimanjaro

moshi-mt kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro as seen from Moshi town

Mount Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is a dormant volcanic mountain in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet above sea level (the Uhuru Peak/Kibo Peak).

kibo summit

kibo summit

I couldn’t see the peak in the first two days due to cloudy sky

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dar es salaaam

afr 1420--Dar es Salaam (Arabic: دارالسلام‎ Dār as-Salām, literally “The abode of peace”), formerly Mzizima, is Tanzania’s largest and richest city, a regionally important economic centre

afr 1425--Though Dar es Salaam lost its status as capital city to Dodoma in 1974 (not completed until 1996), it remains the locus of the permanent central government bureaucracy, and as the capital of the region.

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bagamoyo

IMG_5863The town of Bagamoyo, Tanzania, was founded at the end of the 18th century. It was (also spelled Bagamojo) the original capital of German East Africa and was one of the most important trading ports along the East African coast.

IMG_5869Today the town has about 30,000 inhabitants and is the capital of the District of Bagamoyo, recently being considered as a world heritage site

IMG_5872text taken from wikipedia

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