Climbing Kilimanjaro: What Happens When It Doesn’t Go to Plan!

When you book your Kilimanjaro Expedition, the last thing on your mind is failure, but sadly, a large percentage (believed to be more than 50% on 5-day expeditions) do not make it to Uhuru Peak. You can improve your chances by booking a longer trek (at least 7 days), training hard in the 12 weeks…

The Best Sleeping Bag for Your Kilimanjaro Trek

Trying to get a good night’s sleep on Mount Kilimanjaro is no easy task, especially if you are trekking the Machame Route, the Lemosho Route, or one of the other camping routes that do not overnight in Mountain Huts, but there are a few things you can do to make your nights more comfortable, and…

Planet Lodge Arusha – Karibu to Kilimanjaro’s Friendliest Hotel

Many Kilimanjaro Climbing companies use hotels in Moshi as a base for their Kilimanjaro climbs, but if you want to see a little bit more of the ‘real’ Tanzania; it is worth heading into the city of Arusha, where you will find some great hotels and restaurants that serve traditional food to local people. Arusha…

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…

Kilimanjaro vs. Aconcagua

If you dream of climbing the Seven Summits, your starting point will most probably be Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania or Mount Aconcagua in Argentina as they are both accessible by anyone with a good level of physical fitness and the routes are not technically challenging… but that is where the similarities end. At 6,962 metres…

Climb Kilimanjaro for Charity – An Adventure Tour with a Good Cause

There are many reasons to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro, it could be a ‘bucket list’ dream you have had for many years, or it could be to test your own mental and physical strength, but many people climb Kilimanjaro for charity and try to raise funds for those less fortunate than themselves. If you know of…

How hard is it to climb Kilimanjaro?

If you are thinking about climbing Africa’s highest mountain in 2014 or 2015, you probably have a long list of questions including… Which route should I climb? What time of year should I climb? Am I fit enough to climb? And How hard is it to climb Mount Kilimanjaro? They are all good questions, and…