Kilimanjaro Tipping Guide: Budgeting for Your Trip to the Roof of Africa

Tipping on Kilimanjaro is standard, and while many budget operators will tell their customers that tipping is at their discretion, the fact is, many mountain guides, cooks, and porters do not receive the minimum wage suggested by the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP) or the Kilimanjaro National Parks Authority (KINAPA), and so they depend on…

Altitude Sickness: Know the Risks When Climbing Kilimanjaro

Climbing Kilimanjaro is a lifelong dream for many, and while thousands of people climb it successfully, a large percentage of travellers succumb to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), and up to 10 people die on the mountain every year. Just 10 days ago, South African rally car driver and sports personality Gugu Zulu passed away while…

Flights to Kilimanjaro: Best Airlines for Your Trips to Tanzania

Planning a Kilimanjaro Expedition takes time, money, and a whole lot of training if you are to reach Uhuru Peak at 5,895metres above sea-level, but it’s getting to Kilimanjaro that could be your biggest challenge of all. Don’t get me wrong, there are several airlines that fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport, but there are no…

Love to Hike & Cycle? How About Doing Both on Mount Kilimanjaro!

You’ll be surprised at just how many people think that climbing Kilimanjaro is easy!  We have had travellers who insist on carrying their own luggage only to beg for a porter on day 2, sports professionals who were overcome with altitude sickness on day 4, and wannabe mountaineers who believed that all they needed was…

10 Things You’ll Learn While Climbing Kilimanjaro

There are many reasons why people climb Mount Kilimanjaro.  Some people climb it for fun, others do it in support of their favourite charity, some do it to mark a special occasion, and others simply want an adventure where they can push themselves to the max as they conquer one of the world’s Seven Summits……

Climbing Kilimanjaro: It’s A Long Way Down!

Climbing Kilimanjaro is one thing, but once you have reached the welcoming sign of Uhuru Peak and taken those commemorative photos that you will look back on for years to come, you have to turn around and go all the way back down again! On average it takes 7 or 8 days to climb Mount…