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Advice and tips for women on Kilimanjaro

Advice for female trekkers on Kilimanjaro A few tips for women planning to climb Africa's Highest Mountain  Currently just under a half of our climbers in 2020 are women, including over a dozen solo women climbers (ie women who have booked by themselves are joining one of our public treks). So, having already written posts [...]

January 28th, 2020|Advice|

Solo travellers on Kilimanjaro: advice and tips

Coming to Tanzania alone to climb Kilimanjaro?  Here’s some advice … People who have a burning desire to climb Kilimanjaro comes in all shapes and sizes, are all ages and from every country in the world. Their motives for doing so are similarly many and varied. The problem is, what do people do when they [...]

September 16th, 2019|Advice|

Taking children on Kilimanjaro

Should you take your child on Kilimanjaro? Contemplating whether to take your family on Africa's highest mountain? We'll discuss whether you should - and how best to go about it?  Last week we received an email from a British woman who was being frustrated in her attempts to take her six-year-old child with her up [...]

September 11th, 2019|Advice|

Can you trust a company’s success rates on Kilimanjaro?

If a company advertises a near 100% success rate for getting people to the summit of Kilimanjaro, should you believe it? This week I was contacted by a reader who had just got back home after an unsuccessful attempt to climb Kilimanjaro. The person had climbed with one of the top operators on the mountain, [...]

September 5th, 2019|Advice|

When is the best time to book your flight tickets?

When should you book your flights for Kilimanjaro? I am prompted to write this after one of our climbers, Perry, gave me a piece of advice that I hadn’t come across before.  He told me that he was going to wait a few days before booking his flight to Kilimanjaro as it is cheaper to [...]

June 19th, 2019|Advice|

Tanzania bans plastic bags

Penalties for those arriving in Tanzania with plastic bags We have been advised that Tanzania is, from the start of next month, banning plastic bags from entering the country. This does of course have huge ramifications for Kilimanjaro trekkers, many of whom use plastic bags to keep their clothes and other items separate in their [...]

Climbing Kilimanjaro with no porters

Climbing Africa’s highest mountain unaided Can you carry your own bags up Kilimanjaro?  By coincidence, over the past few weeks we’ve received several emails on a very similar subject. All of the correspondents want to climb Kilimanjaro. But none of them want all the fuss that goes with it. In other words, they want a [...]

April 24th, 2019|Advice|

Where is the best place to take a photo of Kilimanjaro?

Want that iconic shot of Kilimanjaro? Then visit Kenya's Amboseli National Park It’s all Toto’s fault. In their chart-topping hit from the 1980s, the lead singer of the Canadian dad-rock outfit crooned the line ‘Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti’. To those who know their geography, such a scenario is absurd and [...]

April 17th, 2019|Advice|