Kilimanjaro and COVID – all the latest news

Kilimanjaro and COVID - all the latest updates for travellers to Tanzania * LATEST NEWS 8 October 2021 From 4am on Monday, 11 October, Tanzania is no longer on the UK's so-called 'red list' of countries. This means that you no longer need to quarantine at your own expense on returning from Tanzania. Please [...]

May 28th, 2021|Categories: Advice, News Bulletins|

Tanzania reopens its doors to tourists!

Tanzania continues to ease lockdown - but what does it mean for Kilimanjaro? You may have read that the Tanzanian government is repealing many of the laws it introduced during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. They have, of course, been under a huge amount of pressure to do so, in order to restart their dormant tourist [...]

May 20th, 2020|Categories: Advice, News Bulletins|

Solo travellers on Kilimanjaro: some 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 [...]

April 15th, 2020|Categories: Advice|

Coronavirus and Kilimanjaro – what’s happening?

THE CORONAVIRUS IN TANZANIA - AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOUR KILIMANJARO PLANS Read on to find out the latest information from Tanzania, and how it could impact your plans to climb Kilimanjaro. (NB: For the latest news on Kilimanjaro and COVID-19/coronavirus, please read our 'updates' at the bottom of this page.) This last week [...]

March 9th, 2020|Categories: Advice, News Bulletins|

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|Categories: 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|Categories: 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|Categories: 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|Categories: Advice|

The plastic bag ban in Tanzania – an update

Following the introduction of a wholesale ban on plastic bags in Tanzania, we've had a slew of emails from our climbers and others asking whether this rule is actually being enforced. The ban was due to take effect on 1 June. Almost a week later, and while the ban has indeed been introduced, it appears [...]

June 6th, 2019|Categories: Advice, News Bulletins|
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