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BADASS NZINGA MBANDE

BADASS NZINGA MBANDE

Who says Africa was ruled by African male despots and white European invaders? This badass woman used everything at her disposal to stave off the Portuguese and plant the seed for Angola’s independent future.

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SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE

SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE

At the end of a dotted line on the Kilimanjaro map – at the top of the mountain – is a sign. The newest sign (there have been 3) takes us back to the good old wooden days.

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UNDER THE VOLCANO

UNDER THE VOLCANO

In Part 3 of our series on Kilimanjaro history, we take a look at the role Tusker Trail played in making Kilimanjaro the adventure travel destination it is today.

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BADASS CARL AKELEY

Carl Akeley’s African expeditions were bloody and brazen, but ironically, aimed at conservation.

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UNDER THE VOLCANO

UNDER THE VOLCANO

This is part 2 of a series of articles on the history and characters that made Kilimanjaro the iconic destination it is today. They were among the first to see the mountain’s majestic complexity, inspiring our quest to walk it and be shaped by it.

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