Useful advice, tips and information

The posts in this category have been written with the aim of helping those seeking more in-depth information on a certain topic. For example, parents looking to take their child on Kili, or climbers of more advanced years looking to head to Kili and seeking any useful tidbits that may help them to the summit. Solo trekkers and female climbers are also catered for with posts just for them. Those who are looking to do more than just trek up the mountain – by cycling up it, or round its base, for example, or paragliding off its slopes, will also find posts for them here.

If you want a specific question answered, your best bet is to use the search facility, above. Or, as always, you can just get in touch and I’ll do my best to help.

What do you wear day by day on Kilimanjaro?

July 20th, 2023|

What do you wear on Kilimanjaro each day? Your bag for Kilimanjaro is packed with clothes for every season. You have T-shirts for first day or so when you're on the mountain's lower slopes, [...]

  • Silhouettes of line of trekkers and porters on Kilimanjaro in desert zone

Why do we climb Kilimanjaro at night? 

April 25th, 2022|

Why do we climb to the summit Kilimanjaro at night? Several times a year people who are looking to climb Kilimanjaro write to me and ask the same question:   Why is it that most [...]

  • Scottish trekkers outside bus at the end of their successful Kilimanjaro climb

Taking a group up Kilimanjaro

March 21st, 2022|

Advice for organising a group trek on Kilimanjaro Are you planning on climbing Kilimanjaro with a group of friends or family? Are there at least four of you in your group? Have you been nominated [...]

  • Virus in close-up for COVID19 article

Kilimanjaro and COVID – all the latest news

May 28th, 2021|

Kilimanjaro and COVID: all the latest updates for travellers to Tanzania * LATEST NEWS On this page you'll find all the latest updates regarding COVID and Kilimanjaro. In other words, how the global pandemic [...]

  • Trekkers with Henry in the summit in the snow

Advice and tips for women on Kilimanjaro

January 28th, 2020|

Advice for female trekkers on Kilimanjaro Tips, advice and information for women planning to climb Africa's Highest Mountain  Currently just under a half of our climbers in 2020 were women. This figure includes over a [...]

  • Coaltan Tanner, the youngest person to reach the summit, celebrating at the top of kilimanjaro

Taking children on Kilimanjaro

September 11th, 2019|

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 [...]

  • Trekkers on the Crater rim with glaciers and Mawenzi in the background

Climbing Kilimanjaro without porters

April 24th, 2019|

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 [...]

  • A group of trekkers celebrating at the summit of Mount Meru in front of the Tanzanian flag

Mount Meru: a guide

December 31st, 2018|

A guide to climbing Mount Meru Why everyone should climb Kilimanjaro's little brother Mount Meru, which overlooks the city of Arusha from the nort, is used by many trekkers as a warm-up trek to Kilimanjaro. [...]

Is Machame too popular?

August 17th, 2018|

Is the Machame Route too popular? Has Kilimanjaro's busiest route become too busy? For over a decade now the Machame trail has been Kilimanjaro’s most popular trail. According to the latest figures given to us [...]

  • Four giraffes in Arusha National Park looking for the news

Activities around Kilimanjaro

May 23rd, 2018|

Other things to do around Kilimanjaro There are plenty of other things you can do on the mountain other than climbing it. Let's look at some of the other activities around Kilimanjaro (and on [...]

  • Beautiful shot of the sign at the summit of Kilimanjaro

Paragliding on Kilimanjaro to be promoted!

April 4th, 2017|

KINAPA promotes paragliding on Kilimanjaro Following on from last week's bulletin about cycling on Kilimanjaro, the park authorities, KINAPA, also announced that they have made plans to allow and promote paragliding on Kilimanjaro.  Like all these special [...]

  • Cyclist on the northern slopes of Kilimanjaro

Cycling on Kilimanjaro!

March 31st, 2017|

Bicycles on Kilimanjaro! The park authorities of Kilimanjaro, KINAPA, are hoping to promote cycling on Kilimanjaro. The news came to light in an interview I did with the boss of KINAPA, Betty Lobooiki, for the next [...]