Kilimanjaro, Safari & Zanzibar: The Perfect Trio for Your Trip to Tanzania

Tanzania is fast becoming one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, and when you consider just how many amazing attractions this East African gem has to offer, it’s no surprise that thousands of travellers flock here each year. Home of the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti Plains, the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Lake…

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…

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…

Choosing the Right Company for Your Kilimanjaro Expedition

Out of all the seven Summits, Kilimanjaro is probably the cheapest mountain to climb, but as with any major ‘tourist’ attraction, it is surrounded by climbing companies that do it right, and climbing companies that do not. If you want to be a “responsible traveller”, it is important that the people of Tanzania benefit from…

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…

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…

Flights to Kilimanjaro: Best Airlines for Your Trips to Tanzania

Planning a Kilimanjaro Expedition takes time, money, and a whole lot of training if you are to reach Uhuru Peak at 5,895metres above sea-level, but it’s getting to Kilimanjaro that could be your biggest challenge of all. Don’t get me wrong, there are several airlines that fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport, but there are no…