Kilimanjaro Training Plan: 8 Weeks to go until the Total Lunar Eclipse Tour

With just over 8 weeks to go until we head to Tanzania on our Kilimanjaro Total Lunar Eclipse Tour, it is time to step up the training plan and prepare for our weeklong adventure on Africa’s highest mountain. While it is not technically challenging, climbing Kilimanjaro is mentally and physically demanding, and so preparation is…

What is the Best Month of the Year to Climb Kilimanjaro?

Kilimanjaro National Park is open 365 days per year, and so it is possible climb Africa’s highest mountain on any day you choose, especially if you book a private tour, but some months are considered better than others, and if you want to avoid the rains, the clouds and the crowds, it is worth doing…

Swahili Essentials for your Kilimanjaro Climb

There is nothing like a spot of linguistic gymnastics to help you learn a new language, and if you are planning on climbing Kilimanjaro in the near future, now is the time to learn a few Swahili phrases to help you get the most out of your Tanzanian adventure. Don’t get me wrong, all Kilimanjaro…

Climb Kilimanjaro Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse Dates 2015

The Kilimanjaro Climbing Season 2015 is about to get underway, and if you dream of conquering Africa’s highest mountain on a journey of self-discovery and personal achievement, there are some very special dates that you should be looking out for between now and January. Don’t get me wrong, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro at any time of…

Lemosho Route: Climb Kilimanjaro along the Road Less Travelled

A relatively new route, but one that is fast becoming the most successful route on Mount Kilimanjaro, the Lemosho Route offers the perfect balance of low traffic, breath-taking scenery (and I’m not referring to the altitude!) and a high summit success rate. Available as an 8 or 9 day expedition, the Lemosho Route approaches Mount…

Rongai Route: Kilimanjaro Expedition

With 7 different routes to choose from, it can be hard to decide which Kilimanjaro Route is right for you, but if you are looking for a quieter path to the Roof of Africa, you might want to consider the Rongai Route. The only Kilimanjaro Route that approaches the mountain from the north (close to…

Climbing Kilimanjaro: 10 Tips to Help You Reach Uhuru Peak

Climbing Kilimanjaro is neither easy nor cheap, but if you have always dreamed of climbing Africa’s highest mountain on a journey of self-discovery and adventure, there are endless reasons why you should turn that dream into a reality in 2015. Kilimanjaro is now easily accessible from all major international airports, and if you book your…