Blizzards Hit Mount Kilimanjaro! Get Ready for a Frosty Expedition!

As Africa’s highest mountain, you may automatically think that Mount Kilimanjaro is constantly sprinkled in snowfall, but that’s really not the case… perhaps until now! Having climbed Kilimanjaro twice, both times at the end of September / beginning of October, we’ve experienced nothing but beautiful blue skies, and while the temperatures are understandably frosty at…

Kilimanjaro’s Campsites: A View from Above

If you love the idea of Climbing Kilimanjaro in 2018, but hate the thought of camping, you’ll be pleased to know that it is not nearly as bad as it seems! The ground is hard – yes, and you can expect zero temperatures from day one, but the campsites are extremely well organised on Africa’s…

Private Tours Kilimanjaro: The Pros and Cons of the Rongai Route

In this final addition of our Kilimanjaro Route Pros and Cons, we cover the increasingly popular Rongai Route. The only route to approach Mount Kilimanjaro from the north, the Rongai Route starts just south of the Kenya border in Kilimanjaro National Park, where hikers can enjoy spectacular views of the mountain from day one. Widely…

Private Kilimanjaro Tours: The Pros and Cons of the Lemosho Route

Climbing Kilimanjaro is often listed as one of life’s greatest challenges, but for many, choosing the route to climb up Africa’s highest mountain is the biggest challenge of all! The Machame Route, the Rongai Route, the Shira Route and the Umbwe Route are all good options, but if there is one route that seems to…

Private Kilimanjaro Tours: The Pros and Cons of the Machame Route

Kilimanjaro’s Machame Route has grown in popularity in recent years, so much so, that it is now one of the most populous trails on Africa’s highest mountain. While it is possible to climb the Machame Route in just 6 days, it is strongly recommended that you go for the 7-day option, which allows extra time…

Kilimanjaro Campsites: What You Need to Know

Climbing Kilimanjaro is one of the most exciting, nerve-wracking and rewarding things that you can do in your lifetime. Not only is it a member of the mighty Seven Summits, Kilimanjaro is Africa’s tallest mountain, and the highest freestanding mountain in the world, and so standing on top of its snow-capped peak is a real…