Climbing Kilimanjaro: Summing Up Summit Night

Climbing Kilimanjaro is an exciting adventure, but if there is one thing that makes the most confident of climber quiver at the knees, it would have to be the thought of summit night. It’s long, it’s cold, and it is probably one of the most challenging hikes you are ever likely to face your life,…

Expedition Mount Meru: The Perfect Warm Up for Kilimanjaro

Climbing Kilimanjaro is possibly the Number #1 Bucket List Adventure in the world, and deservedly so. Africa’s highest mountain is one of the Seven Summits after all, and while many of us will never get to conquer Everest in Nepal, Denali in Alaska, or Carstensz Pyramid in Western Papua, Mount Kilimanjaro is within everyone’s reach….

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…

Friday’s Photoshoot: Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro!

It’s nearly that time of the year again, and if your New Year’s Resolution is to Climb Kilimanjaro, now is the perfect time to start planning your expedition to the Roof of Africa! Thousands upon thousands of intrepid travellers attempt to climb Africa’s highest mountain each year, and while not everyone makes it to the…

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…

What are the Easiest and Hardest Routes on Kilimanjaro?

For many travellers, climbing Kilimanjaro is the trip of a lifetime, and if you are in the midst of planning your expedition to the Roof of Africa, you have probably figured out by now that you need to invest a great deal of time, money, and motivation if you are to reach the welcoming sign…

The Umbwe Route: Tackling Kilimanjaro’s Most Difficult Route to the Roof of Africa

According to Tanzania National Parks, Mount Kilimanjaro attracts some 50,000 climbers every year. A Bucket List adventure for many, Kilimanjaro is accessible, affordable, and achievable for anyone who is mentally and physically prepared for the challenge ahead, but the increasing number of visitors make for a very crowded climb, particularly during peak travel months, and…