Hiking & Biking Kilimanjaro FAQs: A Private Expedition along the Marangu Route

If you love the idea of mountain biking up Kilimanjaro, but your travel partner would prefer to hike up Africa’s highest mountain instead, a Private Hiking & Biking Kilimanjaro Expedition along the Marangu Route could be the perfect compromise for both of you. Specifically designed for couples and small groups who want to climb Kilimanjaro,…

Kilimanjaro Campsites: What You Need to Know

Climbing Kilimanjaro is one of the most exciting, nerve-wracking and rewarding things that you can do in your lifetime. Not only is it a member of the mighty Seven Summits, Kilimanjaro is Africa’s tallest mountain, and the highest freestanding mountain in the world, and so standing on top of its snow-capped peak is a real…

Kilimanjaro Flights: Bargain Deals for Every Month of the Year

Climbing Kilimanjaro is not what one would call a cheap holiday, and understandably so. Taking you up Africa’s highest mountain takes a whole lot of planning and a whole lot of mountain crew, and while it can be tempting to cut corners and go with a budget operator offering cut-price climbs, Africa’s highest mountain is…

24 Hours on Kilimanjaro: A Typical Day on Africa’s Highest Mountain

Whether you are currently planning your trip to the Roof of Africa, or if you have already booked your Kilimanjaro Expedition, chances are, you have a lot of questions about what day-to-day life is like on Africa’s highest mountain. It’s hard to prepare for something when you don’t know what to expect, so here is…

10 Things You’ll Learn While Climbing Kilimanjaro

There are many reasons why people climb Mount Kilimanjaro.  Some people climb it for fun, others do it in support of their favourite charity, some do it to mark a special occasion, and others simply want an adventure where they can push themselves to the max as they conquer one of the world’s Seven Summits……

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…

Friday’s Photoshoot: Kilimanjaro Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

If you are climbing the 7-Day Machame Route on Kilimanjaro, your final challenge before summit night is the journey from Karanga Camp at +/- 4,100mtrs to Barafu Camp at 4,650mtrs above sea-level.  A relatively short hike but one that certainly takes its toll when it comes to altitude, this penultimate hurdle should not be rushed, but…

Kilimanjaro’s Glaciers: Will They Still Be Around in 2030?

Researchers have been studying the mighty glaciers at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro for over 100 years, and while some ecologists will have us believe that Kili’s glaciers are not going to disappear anytime soon, the majority of scientists and climatologists who have studied the mountain estimate that those majestic glaciers that have given Africa’s…

16 Reasons to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro in 2016

If you are thinking of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in 2016, now is the perfect time to book your trip. Africa’s highest mountain is now more accessible than ever before, and there are some fantastic tours available for singles, couples, families and charity groups, but not all companies are the same, and so it is advisable…