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…

A Day in the Life of a Kilimanjaro Porter

Kilimanjaro Porters are the unsung heroes of Mount Kilimanjaro, and if you are thinking about climbing Africa’s highest mountain anytime soon, you will need a team of professional mountain crew and porters to help you reach your goal – Uhuru Peak at 5,895metres above sea level. Those who have already climbed Kilimanjaro will know just…

Climb Kilimanjaro Responsibly – And Support the People of Tanzania

One of the most difficult things about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is choosing the right company to climb with, and if you are looking to climb ‘responsibly’ and support the country you are visiting, you need to do some research. There are literally hundreds of different Kilimanjaro Climbing companies out there, but not all of them…

Mountains & Monkeys – An African Adventure

If you dream of travelling the world, you probably have a ‘Bucket List’ as long as the Great Wall of China, but there are certain favourites that stand out on every intrepid travellers wish list, and they include Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda or Uganda. They may be two completely different adventures, but…

The Five Ecosystems of Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro might be Africa’s highest mountain, but it is also home to some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. During your Kilimanjaro Climb, you will pass through no less than five unique ecosystems, and with a knowledgeable mountain guide in tow, you will get to uncover some of ‘Kili’s’ secrets on your…

Climb Kilimanjaro – Full Moon Dates 2014

Climbing Kilimanjaro is a wonderful experience at any time of the year, but if you would like to make your way to the ‘Roof of Africa’ under a full moon, you need to plan your climb to coordinate with Kilimanjaro’s Full Moon dates for 2014. Summiting in the moonlight is a magical experience, with glittering…

14 Reasons to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro in 2014

With just a few days to go until we stride into 2014, it is time to get down to the nitty-gritty and make those New Year’s Resolutions that we have no intention of keeping! The most popular New Year’s resolutions may include dieting, drinking less, and exercising more, but let’s face it; they are all…

Climb Kilimanjaro New Years Eve Summit

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a magical experience at any time of the year, but many Kili adventurers choose New Years Eve as their summit date to mark the start of a new year in style! Christmas and New Year Kilimanjaro climbs are very popular indeed, and so if you are looking for a peaceful trek…

Climb Mount Kilimanjaro on the Marangu Route

There are many ways to get to the ‘Roof of Africa’, but Mount Kilimanjaro’s most popular (and most populated) route remains the 5 or 6 day Marangu Route. Fondly referred to as the ‘Coca Cola’ Route by the locals, the Marangu Route involves sleeping in huts, rather than tents, and while they are shared (6-8…

Kilimanjaro Climbing Routes – Which One is Right for You

When we booked our Kilimanjaro Climb, I was surprised to learn just how many routes there are to the ‘Roof of Africa’ – and that this magical mountain offers six different passageways to cater for every age, every fitness level, and every budget. Everyone who attempts to climb Mount Kilimanjaro has one goal in mind – and…