Kilimanjaro and COVID: an update

Kilimanjaro and the COVID pandemic: what is the current situation for those looking to climb in 2021 and beyond? As the COVID pandemic continues to paralyse much of the planet at the start of 2021, just as it did for most of 2020, we think that now is a good time to take a look [...]

February 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Fire breaks out on Kilimanjaro!

Fire blazes on Kilimanjaro above the Marangu Route's Mandara Hut A fire started on the south-eastern side of Kilimanjaro on Sunday evening. The fire occurred above the tree-line, to the north of the Mandara Huts. These huts are typically where trekkers on the Marangu Route at the end of their first night on the mountain. Several of [...]

October 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Kilimanjaro and the coronavirus: the latest

COVID-19: Is it time to start planning your Kilimanjaro trip once more? It's been a little while since we last updated you on developments in Tanzania. The reason being that there haven't been that many developments over the past month or so. However,  with the arrival of the first KLM flight for several months at [...]

89-year-old woman climbs Kilimanjaro!

An 89-year-old woman from Phoenix, Arizona, has become the oldest to climb Africa's highest mountain. Anne Lorimor, a former university instructor, reached the summit earlier this month after a nine-day trek. Anne climbed for Creating Exciting Futures, her own charity that she founded to support disadvantaged youth. This is actually not the first time she's [...]

Ten-year-old twins climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro

I've received several emails over the past few days from a Mr Christopher Loynd, telling us of a recent expedition he took with his children up Kilimanjaro. Nothing unusual in that, of course - except that in this case the children's ages were remarkable. For starters, one of them, Amara Loynd, was only eight years [...]

What’s the best campsite on Kilimanjaro? 

The best and worst campsites on Kilimanjaro By our reckoning there are around 25official campsites on Africa’s highest mountain, as well as several unofficial ones that are still used regularly by tour operators but which have yet to receive official sanction from the park authorities, KINAPA. Admittedly, the locations of the campsites on Kilimanjaro are [...]

Kilimanjaro flora – a new field guide

A new guide to the flowers of Kilimanjaro! For years, people like myself who are a little (OK, very) obsessed about Africa's Highest Mountain have been crying out for a field guide to Kilimanjaro's flora. Why? Well, the climate and conditions on Kilimanjaro are so varied, as anybody who has already climbed it will know. [...]