Kilimanjaro Full Moon Dates 2018: Plan Your Private Expedition

If Climbing Kilimanjaro is at the top of your Bucket List for 2018, now is the perfect time to start planning your expedition to the Roof of Africa. Whether you decide on a Private Kilimanjaro Expedition, a scheduled group tour, or a charitable event, your journey to the top of Africa’s highest mountain is sure…

Kilimanjaro Full Moon Dates 2017

Are you going to Climb Kilimanjaro in 2017? If so, why not make your expedition to the Roof of Africa even more spectacular by climbing under a full moon! There’s something quite special about hiking to Stella Point (or Gilman’s Point) and Uhuru Peak with nothing more than the soft glow of the moonlight to…

Friday’s Photoshoot: Kilimanjaro Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

If you are climbing the 7-Day Machame Route on Kilimanjaro, your final challenge before summit night is the journey from Karanga Camp at +/- 4,100mtrs to Barafu Camp at 4,650mtrs above sea-level.  A relatively short hike but one that certainly takes its toll when it comes to altitude, this penultimate hurdle should not be rushed, but…

Kilimanjaro Total Lunar Eclipse Expedition: Let the Countdown Begin

In just 14 days, 9 hours, 48 minutes and 55 seconds, the next Total Lunar Eclipse will take place, and with ringside seats on top of Africa’s highest mountain, we cannot wait to witness this rare phenomenon from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro on 28th September 2015. Our private Kilimanjaro expedition has been perfectly timed…

Kilimanjaro: Which Route Has the Highest Success Rate?

There is a lot to consider when planning your Kilimanjaro Climb, but the most important decision you are going to have to make, is which route to climb. Kilimanjaro has six official climbing routes, Marangu, Machame, Umbwe, Rongai, Lemosho and Shira, although some companies now offer a 7th Route – the Northern Circuit.  While most…

Packing for Kilimanjaro: Pack Wisely and Prepare for Everything!

When it comes to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, there are generally 2 types of people. Those who have planned, prepared, researched, and packed extensively for their expedition to the roof of Africa’s highest mountain – and those who have not! Mount Kilimanjaro is not technically challenging, and you do not need to pack as if you…

A Tribute to Kilimanjaro’s Porters: The Real Heroes of the Mountain

If you have climbed Africa’s highest mountain, you will know first-hand just how amazing Kilimanjaro’s Porters are, but sadly, Tanzania’s unsung heroes are often treated poorly by unscrupulous climbing companies, who do not provide them with adequate clothing, sufficient food or a fair wage. Fortunately, there are organizations out there such as KPAP (Kilimanjaro Porters…

Climbing Kilimanjaro: The Truth about Summit Night

As we prepare to tackle Mount Kilimanjaro once again, I decided it was time to read through the blog posts I had written back in 2012 after climbing the 7-Day Machame Route, to remind myself what it was actually like on summit night. No-one ever talks about summit night, quite simply because it is one…

The Best Sleeping Bag for Your Kilimanjaro Trek

Trying to get a good night’s sleep on Mount Kilimanjaro is no easy task, especially if you are trekking the Machame Route, the Lemosho Route, or one of the other camping routes that do not overnight in Mountain Huts, but there are a few things you can do to make your nights more comfortable, and…