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…

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…

Friday’s Photoshoot: Kilimanjaro Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

If you are climbing the 7-Day Machame Route on Kilimanjaro, your final challenge before summit night is the journey from Karanga Camp at +/- 4,100mtrs to Barafu Camp at 4,650mtrs above sea-level.  A relatively short hike but one that certainly takes its toll when it comes to altitude, this penultimate hurdle should not be rushed, but…

A Girls Guide to Climbing Kilimanjaro

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a life-changing experience, and with the number of climbers at a record high (some 50,000 per year!), it seems more and more of us are taking the challenge to the ‘Roof of Africa’ and Kilimanjaro’s 5,895-metre peak. Adventure Travel is one of the world’s fastest growing travel trends, and with celebrities…