Kilimanjaro Flights: Bargain Deals for Every Month of the Year

Climbing Kilimanjaro is not what one would call a cheap holiday, and understandably so. Taking you up Africa’s highest mountain takes a whole lot of planning and a whole lot of mountain crew, and while it can be tempting to cut corners and go with a budget operator offering cut-price climbs, Africa’s highest mountain is…

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…

Kilimanjaro Kit List: Feet First

You only have to look online to find all kinds of recommended packing lists for your Kilimanjaro Expedition.  Some people recommend you pack light, others recommend you pack everything, and some people tell you not to pack at all, but rather rent of your climbing equipment and gear in Tanzania, but if you want to…

16 Reasons to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro in 2016

If you are thinking of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in 2016, now is the perfect time to book your trip. Africa’s highest mountain is now more accessible than ever before, and there are some fantastic tours available for singles, couples, families and charity groups, but not all companies are the same, and so it is advisable…

Stay Connected on Mount Kilimanjaro: Telephone and Internet Access

You may find it hard to believe, but telephone and internet access is very good on Mount Kilimanjaro, and with the right phone, the right SIM card, and a powerful power bank to keep you fully charged and ready to Facebook throughout your expedition, you can document your whole trip to the Roof of Africa,…

A Tribute to Kilimanjaro’s Porters: The Real Heroes of the Mountain

If you have climbed Africa’s highest mountain, you will know first-hand just how amazing Kilimanjaro’s Porters are, but sadly, Tanzania’s unsung heroes are often treated poorly by unscrupulous climbing companies, who do not provide them with adequate clothing, sufficient food or a fair wage. Fortunately, there are organizations out there such as KPAP (Kilimanjaro Porters…

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…