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…

The Umbwe Route: Tackling Kilimanjaro’s Most Difficult Route to the Roof of Africa

According to Tanzania National Parks, Mount Kilimanjaro attracts some 50,000 climbers every year. A Bucket List adventure for many, Kilimanjaro is accessible, affordable, and achievable for anyone who is mentally and physically prepared for the challenge ahead, but the increasing number of visitors make for a very crowded climb, particularly during peak travel months, and…

Kilimanjaro, Safari & Zanzibar: The Perfect Trio for Your Trip to Tanzania

Tanzania is fast becoming one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, and when you consider just how many amazing attractions this East African gem has to offer, it’s no surprise that thousands of travellers flock here each year. Home of the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti Plains, the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Lake…

Kilimanjaro Full Moon Dates 2017

Are you going to Climb Kilimanjaro in 2017? If so, why not make your expedition to the Roof of Africa even more spectacular by climbing under a full moon! There’s something quite special about hiking to Stella Point (or Gilman’s Point) and Uhuru Peak with nothing more than the soft glow of the moonlight to…

Kilimanjaro Kit List: Feet First

You only have to look online to find all kinds of recommended packing lists for your Kilimanjaro Expedition.  Some people recommend you pack light, others recommend you pack everything, and some people tell you not to pack at all, but rather rent of your climbing equipment and gear in Tanzania, but if you want to…

Kilimanjaro: Which Route Should You Climb?

If you have decided to climb Kilimanjaro in 2016 – Congratulations! You are one of some 50,000 adventurers who will tackle Africa’s highest mountain this year, but sadly, not everyone will make it to Uhuru Peak at 5,895m, and if you want to give yourself the best chance, it’s all about choosing the right route….

Kilimanjaro Day 1 Machame Route Photos

Climbing Kilimanjaro will be right up there on the top of many people’s bucket lists in 2016, and rightly so! This snow-capped mountain in Tanzania is every bit as beautiful and challenging as the guidebooks will have you believe, but it is also very do-able, and with a good level of physical fitness and a…

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…

Stay Connected on Mount Kilimanjaro: Telephone and Internet Access

You may find it hard to believe, but telephone and internet access is very good on Mount Kilimanjaro, and with the right phone, the right SIM card, and a powerful power bank to keep you fully charged and ready to Facebook throughout your expedition, you can document your whole trip to the Roof of Africa,…

Friday’s Photoshoot: A Bird’s Eye View of Mount Kilimanjaro

We may have climbed Kilimanjaro twice, but we have never actually seen the mountain during our time in Tanzania due to the constant clouds that surround its magical peak. However, on a recent early morning (very early morning!) flight from Zanzibar to Nairobi, we were treated to the most spectacular views of Africa’s highest mountain,…