Climbing Kilimanjaro: Why Night Time Summits Are Best

If 2018 is going to be the year in which you finally tick ‘Climb Kilimanjaro’ off your Bucket List, then now is the perfect time to start finalising your trip to the Roof of Africa and preparing for what will be one of the most exciting and exhilarating experiences that you are likely to have…

Expedition Kilimanjaro: Group Tour vs Private Tour

If you have decided to climb Kilimanjaro in 2018 – Congratulations! You are about to embark on the most magical journey of your life. Climbing Kilimanjaro really is just as amazing as you imagine it to be, but like any expedition or adventure holiday, you need to plan it carefully if you are to get…

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

If you are an experienced hiker looking for the challenge of a lifetime, Kilimanjaro’s Umbwe Route could be the perfect choice for your Kilimanjaro expedition.  Short, steep, and strenuous in parts, the Umbwe Route jumps from 1,600m to 3,900m above sea-level in just 48-hours, and so it is perhaps no surprise that it is commonly…

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…

Mountain Biking Kilimanjaro: Taking Adventure to the Next Level!

If you want to climb Kilimanjaro in 2017, but dream of doing something a little more adventurous, then why not book a Kilimanjaro Mountain Biking Expedition, where you can both hike and cycle to the ‘Roof of Africa’ and enjoy one almighty downhill ride! A relatively new concept on Africa’s highest mountain, Mountain Biking Expeditions…

24 Hours on Kilimanjaro: A Typical Day on Africa’s Highest Mountain

Whether you are currently planning your trip to the Roof of Africa, or if you have already booked your Kilimanjaro Expedition, chances are, you have a lot of questions about what day-to-day life is like on Africa’s highest mountain. It’s hard to prepare for something when you don’t know what to expect, so here is…

Climbing Kilimanjaro: It’s A Long Way Down!

Climbing Kilimanjaro is one thing, but once you have reached the welcoming sign of Uhuru Peak and taken those commemorative photos that you will look back on for years to come, you have to turn around and go all the way back down again! On average it takes 7 or 8 days to climb Mount…

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…