CHASING WATERFALLS

Whoever said chasing after waterfalls was wrong had it all wrong! I chased after Kilasiya waterfalls and they were magnificent. And although they were a detour from the main adventure which was seeing Mt. Kilimanjaro, they are an adventure in their own right. In my previous post, I mentioned that the walk down a steep slope to the falls was quite the fitness test. But I am always amazed at how resilient the human spirit is: we never expected some of our friends to make it all the way, but they did!

The walk took us through a fruit jungle with streams running across the road. Avocado trees made up majority of the bigger trees and the gardens were bursting with giant harvests of arrow roots, bananas and whatever else was planted. The final descent was much slower than the start of the journey as it was steep and slippery. We finally got to the base of the river in which the falls pour. Because of rains over the past months, much of the river bank had been covered by water and only a few stones were left above ground. This made it hard to get a clear view of the falls, but all the same it was worth it. Here are my favourite moments:

1. Karibu

1

Welcome the Tanzanian way: Karibu!

2. Community church along our walk

1a

When big bells ring, little ones are not heard” Serbian proverb

3. The beautiful walk continues

2

Well manicured lawns in one of the homesteads

2a

Clearly marked walk ways and drainage for storm water

2c

Slippery paths lined with moss

4. Kilasiya waterfalls

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She falls in the background and I take all the glory

5d

Tropical paradise

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The sound of rushing water blocks out stress and calms the mind

5a

I really wanted to cross over and seat on those rocks

5. Victims of the fitness test

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That’s me passing out or close to it

6a

“Don’t laugh guys, this ain’t no joke”

 

Cheers!

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