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…

Kilimanjaro Porters Need Your Help: Support KPAP Now!

As anyone who has climbed Kilimanjaro will know, the porters really are the true heroes of the mountain. Working tirelessly to ensure we are well fed, comfortable, and motivated throughout our expeditions, Kilimanjaro’s Porters make our journey to the Roof of Africa that little bit easier, and without them, many of us simply wouldn’t make…

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 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 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…

Hiking & Biking Kilimanjaro FAQs: A Private Expedition along the Marangu Route

If you love the idea of mountain biking up Kilimanjaro, but your travel partner would prefer to hike up Africa’s highest mountain instead, a Private Hiking & Biking Kilimanjaro Expedition along the Marangu Route could be the perfect compromise for both of you. Specifically designed for couples and small groups who want to climb Kilimanjaro,…

Ten Reasons Why You Should Book a Private Kilimanjaro Expedition

You would think that booking your Kilimanjaro climb would be the easiest part of your journey to the Roof of Africa, but with hundreds of different climbing companies and tour types to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. You could choose to go with one of the many charity climbs…

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…

17 Reasons to Climb Kilimanjaro in 2017

Climbing Kilimanjaro is perhaps, the world’s number #1 Bucket List Adventure, and if you dream of doing something amazing this year, Africa’s highest mountain could be the perfect trip for you. While climbing Kilimanjaro is not easy (by any means!), it is not technically challenging either, and providing you have a good level of physical…