The Essential Guide To Climbing Kilimanjaro

We know first-hand just how much planning is involved in Climbing Kilimanjaro, and so we have put together this Kilimanjaro Essential Guide to help you prepare for the mental and physical challenges that you will face on your expedition to the Roof of Africa. About Mount Kilimanjaro At 5.895m above sea level, Mount Kilimanjaro is…

20 Tips on How To Climb Kilimanjaro Successfully

It is estimated that around 35,000 people attempt to Climb Kilimanjaro each year, and while many of those expeditions are successful, many are not. If you plan to climb Africa’s highest mountain this year, there are certain things you can do to improve your chances of reaching Uhuru Peak. Climbing Kilimanjaro is not technically challenging,…

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…

Kilimanjaro Kit List: Feet First

You only have to look online to find all kinds of recommended packing lists for your Kilimanjaro Expedition.  Some people recommend you pack light, others recommend you pack everything, and some people tell you not to pack at all, but rather rent of your climbing equipment and gear in Tanzania, but if you want to…