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…

What is the Best Month of the Year to Climb Kilimanjaro?

Kilimanjaro National Park is open 365 days per year, and so it is possible climb Africa’s highest mountain on any day you choose, especially if you book a private tour, but some months are considered better than others, and if you want to avoid the rains, the clouds and the crowds, it is worth doing…

Swahili Essentials for your Kilimanjaro Climb

There is nothing like a spot of linguistic gymnastics to help you learn a new language, and if you are planning on climbing Kilimanjaro in the near future, now is the time to learn a few Swahili phrases to help you get the most out of your Tanzanian adventure. Don’t get me wrong, all Kilimanjaro…

Climb Kilimanjaro Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse Dates 2015

The Kilimanjaro Climbing Season 2015 is about to get underway, and if you dream of conquering Africa’s highest mountain on a journey of self-discovery and personal achievement, there are some very special dates that you should be looking out for between now and January. Don’t get me wrong, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro at any time of…

Climbing Kilimanjaro’s Barranco Wall – How Challenging is it?

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is every bit as exciting and thrilling as it may seem, but if there is one obstacle on Africa’s highest mountain that seems to get everyone panicking, it would have to be the mighty Barranco Wall. Many of Kilimanjaro’s popular routes such as the Machame Route and the Lemosho Route meet up…