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Author elsslots
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#16 | Posted: 11 Apr 2016 14:11 
Solivagant:
What do you think Els - is there a "road" inside the Kilimanjaro inscribed area or isn't there??

Hmm. Difficult. I found another map, https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fd/Kilimanjaro_and_Arusha_National_P arks_map-es.svg. I believe both shades of green together cover the National Park (as per Wiki: The park includes the whole of Mount Kilimanjaro above the tree line and the surrounding montane forest belt above 1,820 metres (5,970 ft))

Google Maps indeed shows a road all the way from the Londorossi gate into the "green" area: https://www.google.nl/maps/place/Londorossi+Gate,+Shira+Evacuation+Rd,+Tanzania/@-3.0 58791,37.2729206,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x1830ad65358bba57:0x16bf2d12db1ca7cf
So I tend to go with the first description you gave "The Shira Route is the only Kilimanjaro climb route that you can follow in a car, at least for part of the way on day one" - there is Road Access.

Author elsslots
Admin
#17 | Posted: 12 Apr 2016 06:45 
There's a similar doubt with the inclusion of Manu NP in the 'No road access' connection.

Jarek sent me this: "In fact Manu -at least the southern part - is fairly easy accessible by road (Paucartambo - Pilcopata), the road not paved but in good condition crosses National Park boundaries, there are signs of".

Looking at the maps, I believe that this road straddles the Southern border of the park (runs parallel to it for some time). The so-called Cloud Forest though, which it cross-sects, is outside of the WH core zone.

As per wiki: "the only direct access to the lowlands is by boat, up the ManĂº River. This singular entry point is easily patrolled by park guards. The road Cusco-Paucartambo-Shintuya borders the southern section of the park and provides access to high-Andean ecosystems"

So tentatively my conclusion would be: you'll certainly will be able to see the park from that road (and maybe put your feet in there), but there are no roads inside the park borders.

Author barabanov
Partaker
#18 | Posted: 13 Apr 2016 15:54 
Russian tour agency, which is mainly specialized in non-standard trips to exotic and distant places for the first time developed organized tours to Plateau Putorana. These tours only involve boats and hiking. This is the link http://www.otkrytie.ru/putorana/puteshestvie-na-plato-putorana-otkrytie-udiviteljnogo -mira. (In RUS only). The cost is approximately 1,400 euro for 10 days, excluding air tickets to Norilsk. However reading description, it is still quite challenging - up to 30 km hiking in Siberian conditions. The tour is only in July, August, early September.

Author elsslots
Admin
#19 | Posted: 22 May 2016 08:43 
elsslots:
So I tend to go with the first description you gave "The Shira Route is the only Kilimanjaro climb route that you can follow in a car, at least for part of the way on day one" - there is Road Access.

I encountered this fairly recent trip report about access via the Shira Route. Sounds like an interesting alternative.
http://safaritalk.net/topic/16383-kilimanjaro-for-all-a-day-hike-on-the-shira-plateau /

Author jonathanfr
Partaker
#20 | Posted: 25 May 2016 04:49 
"991 of the 1031 WHS have been covered by visitors of this website"
http://www.worldheritagesite.org/

vs.

1023
http://www.worldheritagesite.org/allvsitesa.html

What is the right number? WHS not covered could they be a connection?

Author Solivagant
Partaker
#21 | Posted: 25 May 2016 05:06 | Edited by: Solivagant 
jonathanfr:
What is the right number

991 is for the number "reviewed" (it sits under the phrase"Your recent WHS Reviews") and 1023 is for the number recorded as having been visited.
the ones not reviewed can be discovered by looking at the second column of the full List page.

It might be better Els to change the word "covered" to "reviewed"

Author elsslots
Admin
#22 | Posted: 25 May 2016 10:51 
Solivagant:
It might be better Els to change the word "covered" to "reviewed"

Done!

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