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…

What are the Easiest and Hardest Routes on Kilimanjaro?

For many travellers, climbing Kilimanjaro is the trip of a lifetime, and if you are in the midst of planning your expedition to the Roof of Africa, you have probably figured out by now that you need to invest a great deal of time, money, and motivation if you are to reach the welcoming sign…

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…

Climbing Kilimanjaro: Lemosho Route vs. Machame Route

Climbing Kilimanjaro is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many, and so it is essential that you do it right! You need to find a reputable climbing company with years of experience, you need to prepare yourself mentally and physically for the expedition ahead of you, but perhaps most importantly of all, you need to decide which…

Climbing Kilimanjaro: What Happens When It Doesn’t Go to Plan!

When you book your Kilimanjaro Expedition, the last thing on your mind is failure, but sadly, a large percentage (believed to be more than 50% on 5-day expeditions) do not make it to Uhuru Peak. You can improve your chances by booking a longer trek (at least 7 days), training hard in the 12 weeks…

Kilimanjaro: Which Route Should You Climb?

If you have decided to climb Kilimanjaro in 2016 – Congratulations! You are one of some 50,000 adventurers who will tackle Africa’s highest mountain this year, but sadly, not everyone will make it to Uhuru Peak at 5,895m, and if you want to give yourself the best chance, it’s all about choosing the right route….

Kilimanjaro’s Glaciers: Will They Still Be Around in 2030?

Researchers have been studying the mighty glaciers at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro for over 100 years, and while some ecologists will have us believe that Kili’s glaciers are not going to disappear anytime soon, the majority of scientists and climatologists who have studied the mountain estimate that those majestic glaciers that have given Africa’s…

Kilimanjaro Photos: The Grand Barranco Canyon

When climbing Mount Kilimanjaro along the Machame Route or Lemosho Route, the descent from Lava Tower into the Grand Barranco Canyon is always a welcome one. The pressure eases on your head, the downhill trail is a breeze after the trek from Shira, and the scenery is quite simply breath-taking… if you are lucky enough…

16 Reasons to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro in 2016

If you are thinking of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in 2016, now is the perfect time to book your trip. Africa’s highest mountain is now more accessible than ever before, and there are some fantastic tours available for singles, couples, families and charity groups, but not all companies are the same, and so it is advisable…