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: 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: Which Route Has the Highest Success Rate?

There is a lot to consider when planning your Kilimanjaro Climb, but the most important decision you are going to have to make, is which route to climb. Kilimanjaro has six official climbing routes, Marangu, Machame, Umbwe, Rongai, Lemosho and Shira, although some companies now offer a 7th Route – the Northern Circuit.  While most…

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…

Kilimanjaro – Which Route?

If you have finally decided to make your lifelong dream become a reality by climbing Kilimanjaro, the next step is to decide which route you are going to take, what company you are going to climb with, and when you are going to attempt to summit Africa’s highest mountain. There are six established routes on…