Kilimanjaro Gets a New Summit Sign (Again)

When we climbed Mount Kilimanjaro back in 2012, the bright green sign of Uhuru Peak was very welcoming indeed, but it did look more like a motorway sign than the iconic wooden signal we were expecting… The original Kilimanjaro Summit sign was a wooden symbol of success that thousands of people across the world hang…

Private Kilimanjaro Climbs – Available 365 Days of the Year

If you want to climb Kilimanjaro, but are struggling to find a scheduled group tour that fits in with your annual leave, a private Kilimanjaro climb could be the perfect solution. A Private Kilimanjaro Climb can actually cost you less than a large group tour, especially once you have added on all those little extras…

Climb Kilimanjaro Christmas & New Year

I hate to say it, but there are only 82 days (that’s just over 11 weeks!) to go until Christmas, and if you plan to escape this winter, one of the best places to hide from Santa, sleigh bells and all things festive, is the top of Mount Kilimanjaro! Climbing Kilimanjaro over Christmas and New…

Climb Kilimanjaro – Total Lunar Eclipse September 28th, 2015

When you stand on top of Mount Kilimanjaro the moon feels so close that you can almost touch it, and on the 28th September 2015, you will be able to witness a very rare occurrence from Uhuru Peak, and that will be a Total Lunar Eclipse. Ringside seats are available for those who want to…

Climbing Kilimanjaro – 5 Most Frequently Asked Questions

If you are thinking about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, you probably have a list of questions as long as your arm, I know we did, but over the years, we have found that most intrepid travellers have the same questions when it comes to climbing ‘Kili’, so here are the answers to the five…

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 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 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…

Climb Kilimanjaro – Private Tour vs. Group Tour

There are many things to consider when you are thinking about climbing Kilimanjaro, such as which climbing company to choose, when to go, which route to take, and whether to take a private tour or a scheduled group tour, and they could all make a huge difference to the success of your climb. The company…