Plan for a cable car on Kilimanjaro gets the go-ahead

The long-dreaded plans to build a cable car on Kilimanjaro have been given the go-ahead - but will they actually happen? According to reports in Outside Online, the government have given the green light to the project in their efforts to reinvigorate tourism in the country in the wake of the COVID pandemic. We first [...]

JOIN US TOMORROW ON OUR VIRTUAL CLIMB!

Join us as one of our climbers attempts to a virtual Kilimanjaro climb! Tomorrow at 8pm UK time I will be chatting with one of our climbers who is recreating his cancelled Kilimanjaro climb from his home city - and you can listen in. Rob Illidge, from Manchester, UK, was due to begin his 8-day [...]

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 [...]

Tanzania gets ready to reopen

Tanzania's President Magafuli eager to ease coronavirus lockdown and restart economy despite concerns from international community According to several reports, the Tanzanian government is looking to relax its lockdown rules this week. This is in response to a decline in cases of coronavirus in the country, according to Tanzania's president, John Magafuli. He cited statistics [...]

Join us in a virtual Kilimanjaro climb!

Join our virtual Kilimanjaro climb and raise money for the NHS! Were you planning to climb Kilimanjaro? Had you already booked your trip? Was your trek taking place in April, May or June? Does that trip now looks to be in jeopardy because of the coronavirus pandemic? Then why not join us in climbing Kilimanjaro [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]