A Photographic Journey of Mount Kilimanjaro – Day 2 Shira Camp

Day one of our Mount Kilimanjaro climb was virtually a ‘walk in the park’, day two, however, was most certainly not, and we really felt like we were attempting to climb Africa’s highest mountain! From Machame Camp to Shira Camp the route is quite steep and you find yourself climbing over rocks for most of…

A Photographic Journey of Mount Kilimanjaro – Day 1 Machame Camp

Once you have climbed Kilimanjaro, you will find that the two most popular questions are “was it difficult?” and “what’s it like?”, and as we have covered the first question in our previous Kilimanjaro blogs, we thought it was time to tackle the second. Trying to describe the Mount Kilimanjaro trail is difficult, it changes…

Climb Mount Kilimanjaro – Full Moon Escorted Tour

A trip of a lifetime that happens only once per year, the Equatours fully escorted expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro has been confirmed for 12th October 2013, when we will make our way to the ‘Roof of Africa’ (again!) under a full moon. A very special trip with limited spaces available, this amazing 8-night tour includes…

Climb Kilimanjaro – The Benefits of a Private Tour

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro should be exciting, rewarding, and a life changing experience, but it all comes down to the type of tour you book, the route you choose, and the climbing company you decide on for your journey to the Roof of Africa. There are endless companies in Tanzania, the UK and the USA that…

50 Things You Need to Know About Climbing Kilimanjaro

If 2013 is going to be your year to do something amazing, then I can highly recommend climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Life changing, awe-inspiring, and a wonderful achievement, climbing Kilimanjaro far exceed my expectations, but there are certain things no one told me to expect or prepare for, so I thought I would take a moment…

Faces of Kilimanjaro – The Real Conquerors

There is no doubt about it; most of us who have made it to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro would not have done so without the help, care, and smiling faces of our amazing Mountain Crew. From the Mountain Guide and Chef right through the hard-working porters that carry our belongings in double quick time…

When is the Best Time of Year to Climb Kilimanjaro?

While it is possible to climb Mount Kilimanjaro all year round, some months are considered better than others. Due to Kilimanjaro’s close proximity to the equator, it does not have winter and summer months as we do in the northern hemisphere, but rather, wet and dry seasons, so here we give you a brief breakdown…

Climb Kilimanjaro on New Year’s Eve

If you want to do something extraordinary this New Years Eve, then why not head on down to Tanzania and attempt the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro! A spectacular mountain that just about anyone can climb, Kilimanjaro attracts hikers and adventure travellers from across the globe, and as it is open all year round, those looking to…

Picture Post – The Ever Changing Scenery of Mount Kilimanjaro

One thing I did not know about Mount Kilimanjaro before we climbed it, was how beautiful and varied the scenery is on this magnificent peak.  Homing no less than five different eco-systems, the trail from the Machame Gate to Uhuru peak changes dramatically each day, and if you are a lover of unusual flora and…