Kilimanjaro: Which Route Should You Climb?

If you have decided to climb Kilimanjaro in 2016 – Congratulations! You are one of some 50,000 adventurers who will tackle Africa’s highest mountain this year, but sadly, not everyone will make it to Uhuru Peak at 5,895m, and if you want to give yourself the best chance, it’s all about choosing the right route….

Kilimanjaro Day 1 Machame Route Photos

Climbing Kilimanjaro will be right up there on the top of many people’s bucket lists in 2016, and rightly so! This snow-capped mountain in Tanzania is every bit as beautiful and challenging as the guidebooks will have you believe, but it is also very do-able, and with a good level of physical fitness and a…

Kilimanjaro’s Glaciers: Will They Still Be Around in 2030?

Researchers have been studying the mighty glaciers at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro for over 100 years, and while some ecologists will have us believe that Kili’s glaciers are not going to disappear anytime soon, the majority of scientists and climatologists who have studied the mountain estimate that those majestic glaciers that have given Africa’s…

Kilimanjaro Photos: The Grand Barranco Canyon

When climbing Mount Kilimanjaro along the Machame Route or Lemosho Route, the descent from Lava Tower into the Grand Barranco Canyon is always a welcome one. The pressure eases on your head, the downhill trail is a breeze after the trek from Shira, and the scenery is quite simply breath-taking… if you are lucky enough…

16 Reasons to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro in 2016

If you are thinking of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in 2016, now is the perfect time to book your trip. Africa’s highest mountain is now more accessible than ever before, and there are some fantastic tours available for singles, couples, families and charity groups, but not all companies are the same, and so it is advisable…

Stay Connected on Mount Kilimanjaro: Telephone and Internet Access

You may find it hard to believe, but telephone and internet access is very good on Mount Kilimanjaro, and with the right phone, the right SIM card, and a powerful power bank to keep you fully charged and ready to Facebook throughout your expedition, you can document your whole trip to the Roof of Africa,…

Friday’s Photoshoot: A Bird’s Eye View of Mount Kilimanjaro

We may have climbed Kilimanjaro twice, but we have never actually seen the mountain during our time in Tanzania due to the constant clouds that surround its magical peak. However, on a recent early morning (very early morning!) flight from Zanzibar to Nairobi, we were treated to the most spectacular views of Africa’s highest mountain,…