Kilimanjaro Full Moon Dates 2017

Are you going to Climb Kilimanjaro in 2017? If so, why not make your expedition to the Roof of Africa even more spectacular by climbing under a full moon! There’s something quite special about hiking to Stella Point (or Gilman’s Point) and Uhuru Peak with nothing more than the soft glow of the moonlight to…

Climbing Kilimanjaro: Lemosho Route vs. Machame Route

Climbing Kilimanjaro is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many, and so it is essential that you do it right! You need to find a reputable climbing company with years of experience, you need to prepare yourself mentally and physically for the expedition ahead of you, but perhaps most importantly of all, you need to decide which…

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…

Altitude Sickness: Know the Risks When Climbing Kilimanjaro

Climbing Kilimanjaro is a lifelong dream for many, and while thousands of people climb it successfully, a large percentage of travellers succumb to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), and up to 10 people die on the mountain every year. Just 10 days ago, South African rally car driver and sports personality Gugu Zulu passed away while…

Love to Hike & Cycle? How About Doing Both on Mount Kilimanjaro!

You’ll be surprised at just how many people think that climbing Kilimanjaro is easy!  We have had travellers who insist on carrying their own luggage only to beg for a porter on day 2, sports professionals who were overcome with altitude sickness on day 4, and wannabe mountaineers who believed that all they needed was…

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…

Kilimanjaro: Which Route Should You Climb?

If you have decided to climb Kilimanjaro in 2016 – Congratulations! You are one of some 50,000 adventurers who will tackle Africa’s highest mountain this year, but sadly, not everyone will make it to Uhuru Peak at 5,895m, and if you want to give yourself the best chance, it’s all about choosing the right route….

Kilimanjaro Photos: The Grand Barranco Canyon

When climbing Mount Kilimanjaro along the Machame Route or Lemosho Route, the descent from Lava Tower into the Grand Barranco Canyon is always a welcome one. The pressure eases on your head, the downhill trail is a breeze after the trek from Shira, and the scenery is quite simply breath-taking… if you are lucky enough…

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,…