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…

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…

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…