Kilimanjaro and Ngorongoro Safari – The Perfect Adventure Holiday

Climbing Kilimanjaro is an amazing adventure in its own right, but if you are heading down to Tanzania on this epic expedition, it makes perfect sense to extend your trip with a 3 or 4 day safari in the Ngorongoro Crater or Serengeti Plains. If you have plenty of time and plenty of dollars in your…

Mount Meru – Warm Up on Kilimanjaro’s Little Sister

Training for Mount Kilimanjaro is no easy task, especially if you live in a city, but you could do a trial run by climbing Mount Meru the week before your planned ascent. Mount Meru is the 5th highest mountain in Africa and the 2nd highest mountain in Tanzania, so it is great ‘training’ for those…

Private Kilimanjaro Climbs – Available 365 Days of the Year

If you want to climb Kilimanjaro, but are struggling to find a scheduled group tour that fits in with your annual leave, a private Kilimanjaro climb could be the perfect solution. A Private Kilimanjaro Climb can actually cost you less than a large group tour, especially once you have added on all those little extras…

Planet Lodge Arusha – Karibu to Kilimanjaro’s Friendliest Hotel

Many Kilimanjaro Climbing companies use hotels in Moshi as a base for their Kilimanjaro climbs, but if you want to see a little bit more of the ‘real’ Tanzania; it is worth heading into the city of Arusha, where you will find some great hotels and restaurants that serve traditional food to local people. Arusha…

Climbing Kilimanjaro – Hand Luggage Essentials

There is nothing worse than lost or delayed luggage, especially if you are heading off on an expedition such as Mount Kilimanjaro that requires specialist clothing and equipment, but with an estimated 2.5million suitcases going missing each year, it is something you should consider when packing for your trip. While any reputable Kilimanjaro Climbing company…

10 Great Gift ideas for Kilimanjaro Mountain Crew and Porters

The unsung heroes of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro Mountain Crew and Porters do all the hard work so the only thing we have to worry about is eating enough food, drinking enough liquids and putting one foot in front of the other, but they are often under paid, and rely on our tips and donations…

Climb Kilimanjaro Christmas & New Year

I hate to say it, but there are only 82 days (that’s just over 11 weeks!) to go until Christmas, and if you plan to escape this winter, one of the best places to hide from Santa, sleigh bells and all things festive, is the top of Mount Kilimanjaro! Climbing Kilimanjaro over Christmas and New…

Climb Kilimanjaro – Total Lunar Eclipse September 28th, 2015

When you stand on top of Mount Kilimanjaro the moon feels so close that you can almost touch it, and on the 28th September 2015, you will be able to witness a very rare occurrence from Uhuru Peak, and that will be a Total Lunar Eclipse. Ringside seats are available for those who want to…