The trip was completely overshadowed by the current Corona situation. Due to the Omikron variant, the incidence numbers rose rapidly. Conditions for check-in for the flight were a booster vaccination and a negative PCR test.
The journey itself then proceeded according to a familiar pattern. Luxembourg – Amsterdam – Kilimanjaro Airport – by car to Kirua – 2 weeks working – by car to the airport – flight via Dar Es Salam and Amsterdam back to Luxembourg.
The reason for the trip was mainly the discussion with the architect based on his submitted offers. But also control and acceptance of the work carried out, as well as the further procedure. So, it was a work trip and not a holiday trip.
However, a trip to Tanzania always has a holiday effect. Living with the locals under banana trees, the friendly nature of the residents and the progress of the work on our project convey a satisfaction that also conveys holiday feelings.
Hospital in the shadow of Kilimanjaro
If it were not a hospital, but a hotel, then we could charge horrendous prices for one night, at least in Europe. After all, you can look directly at Kilimanjaro, the king of the mountains of Africa, from some hospital rooms.
An almost unbelievable view of the south side of the almost 6000-meter-high mountain, surrounded by banana trees and a lot of untouched nature, as on the other side of the road the Kilimanjaro National Park already begins, with strict deforestation and construction ban, a scenic paradise.
Finally, the time has come, our efforts of the last few years are bearing fruit.
The hospital is officially opened, but admittedly
a bit too early, because it is still not finished and partly a construction site, at least on the upper floors.
But we are confident and continue to strive to complete the hospital step by step.
Since we consciously operate a private hospital, we are still dependent on your donations. We want to stay private because we would decide on the use of donations ourselves.