GUARDIAN IN THE
FOREST OF THE MISTS

As we climbed higher on Kilimanjaro, the mists grew thicker and the light dimmer. The air was heavy and visibility low. It wasn’t the hike I expected, but it was still stunning.

The moment that made it was when we stopped and heard rustling. There they were: Black & White Colobus monkeys. The mangy hair getting caught in the leaves and branches as they leaped through the air. These guardians were spooky, too.

When we got to Mandara hut, we passed it on to Maundi crater and then headed back down to continue on to Moshi.

What was I doing in Tanzania? This was my Social Sabbatical with my company, SAP Concur. Read my stories here.