Manuel Correia Photography and the unique journey to Kilimanjaro

A journey to Kilimanjaro through Manuel Correia’s photography

People often say that “to travel is to take a journey in to yourself”. That’s exactly what our favourite photographer Manuel Correia did with his latest work on Kilimanjaro, inviting us to join him on a journey through his new photography series. We believe that the home should be a space for experiences and bold statements, and these stunning images transport us to one of the most amazing places on earth.

 

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It all began in childhood with the desire to one day, climb  the highest mountain in Africa. Recently, Manuel Correia decided to make this dream come true and take the route between Tanzania and Kenya.

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The relationship with the porters was an important part of the experience and Manuel’s images convey the huge respect and dignity that they bring to their work. The porters always take the White Mountain route as if it were their first time, and there is a great spirit of camaraderie and friendship amongst them.

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The route to the Uhuru peak took Manuel through five distinct landscapes and ecosystems, starting in the jungle, through the savannah to volcanic and rocky areas. The climax was waiting for him at the top, surrounded by breathtaking glaciers – something that most of us don’t associate with Africa.

All these adventures were featured in the photographic work of Manuel Correia and his latest book, Kilimanjaro and Porters. If you can’t make it to Kilimanjaro ant time soon, just enjoy Manuel’s photography, no matter where you are.

Ana & Renata
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We are wives, mums, best friends of 25 years and we share a passion for interiors and furniture design. Despite living in two different countries, we decided to embark on the adventure of creating a business together and we are loving it!

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