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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: some tips

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|

Older climbers on Kilimanjaro: facts, advice and tips

How do senior trekkers fare on Kilimanjaro In July 2019 Anne Lorimor, from Phoenix, Arizona, reached the summit of Africa's Highest Mountain aged 89. In doing so he became the oldest person ever to reach Uhuru Peak, the true summit of Kili. It was actually Anne's second successful assault on Kilimanjaro, having first climbed it [...]

September 9th, 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|