Kilimanjaro Travel Insurance – Better Safe than Sorry!

It goes without saying that trekking Kilimanjaro comes with obvious risks.To ensure you are covered for all risks we have set out the main Kilimanjaro Travel Insurance considerations below and provided

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Can Anyone Climb Mount Kilimanjaro – Incredible Summit Stories

The short answer to the question: Can anyone climb Mount Kilimanjaro? is obviously no. If you are super young or ridiculously old you will unlikely be able to cope with what Kilimanjaro throws at you.

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GoPro Kilimanjaro Style – Capturing An Experience Of A Lifetime In HD

  • July 6, 2014

Ever wondered what it would be like to capture your Kilimanjaro trekking experience using a GoPro Camera? The first time I climbed Kilimanjaro I remember meeting a young Swiss chap who had what looked

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Training To Climb Kilimanjaro – How To Be Perfectly Prepared For The Summit

Training to climb Kilimanjaro is as much about your physical endurance as it is about your mental stamina. The former is important as you will be trekking between 5-10 miles a day for the duration of your

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Voltaic Solar Charger Backpacks: Losing Battery Power On Kili Is Now A Thing of the Past

  • January 29, 2014

Using electronic devices on mountains for extended periods of time has always posed problems as battery life is often limited.  Fortunately brilliant companies like Voltaic Systems have over the past

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Best Kilimanjaro Climbing Books That Will Shock, Excite And Inspire You

A great idea when taking on a new challenge, or indeed visiting a new country, is immersing yourself in relevant literature. You will find that it allows you to experience new environments at a much

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Kilimanjaro Climate Zones – The Changing Landscapes Of Mount Kilimanjaro

On Kilimanjaro you are going to walk through four climatic zones, each with its own distinct fauna and flora. Climate Zones This awesome video by Laurence Hills shows the four distinct climate zone. Read

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Using Diamox On Kilimanjaro – Yay Or Nay?

Acetazolamide, or what is commonly sold under the trade name Diamox, is a drug that is used for various medical treatments – including glaucoma, sleep apnea, epilepsy and hypertension. It is also used

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Toilets On Kilimanjaro And What To Expect When Doing Your Business

The camping facilities and toilets on Kilimanjaro are rather basic. For some the biggest complaint are the toilets on Kilimanjaro. Lets just say the loos leave much to be desired. So what can you do to

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Tipping On Kilimanjaro – How Much To Tip Guides And Porters?

Please read this article in full and watch the videos to understand why tipping on Kilimanjaro is so important. Tipping on Kilimanjaro Due to the growing popularity of trekking Mount Kilimanjaro, the mountain

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Climbing Kilimanjaro Cost – The Financial Stuff To Be Aware Of

The cost of climbing Kilimanjaro is non-trivial. Many people commit to climbing Kilimanjaro before thinking through the full financial implications. In this article we discuss the cost considerations for

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Best Time To Climb Kilimanjaro

It is possible to trek Kilimanjaro all-year-round. However, certain months are characterised by colder weather, more rain and potentially loads of snow on the summit. In this article we provide a brief

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Kilimanjaro Routes – A Complete Overview

Are you trying to work out which Kilimanjaro route to choose for your trek? Fear not, this page will help you make the right choice.Each Kilimanjaro route has it's own pros and cons. Some are great for

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Northern Circuit – The Newest and Longest Kilimanjaro Route

The Northern Circuit is the newest and longest route on Mount Kilimanjaro.It begins in the West at the Londorossi Gate and follows the same path as the Lemosho Route for the first two days. After

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Western Breach – The Most Challenging Route to the Roof of Africa

The Western Breach is the most technically challenging route to Kilimanjaro’s Summit.As the name suggests, the Western Breach sits on the western side of Kibo and was formed hundreds of thousands of

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Acclimatization and Altitude Sickness on Kilimanjaro

High altitude trekking comes with obvious risks.Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) (aka altitude sickness or altitude illness) and its severe variants, High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) and High Altitude

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Rongai Route – The Only Northern Starting Point on Mount Kilimanjaro

The Rongai Route is the only trail that starts from the Northern, or Kenyan side of Mt. Kilimanjaro.Because of its remote location the route offers trekkers a relatively unspoilt wilderness experience

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Machame Route – A Popular and Well Profiled Kilimanjaro Route

Machame Route is one of the most popular routes on Mount Kilimanjaro.According to statistics from Kilimanjaro National Park approximately 50% of trekkers use the Machame Route to ascend Kilimanjaro. The

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Marangu Route – The Only Kilimanjaro Route with Hut Accomodation

The Marangu Route is the oldest on Kilimanjaro and is also one of the most popular – mainly because it is the only route on the mountain that has huts provided for hikers. There are 60 bunk beds each

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Lemosho Route – A Remote and Beautiful Route to Kilimanjaro

The Lemosho Route is relatively new. It starts on the Western side of Mount Kilimanjaro at the Londorossi Gate and was introduced as an alternative to the Shira Route which begins at a higher,

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Shira Route – Give This One a Miss!

Shira Route starts at 3,600 meters and is therefore not ideal for trekkers who have little or no experience of high altitude trekking.The Shira Route is practically identical to the Lemosho Route.

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Umbwe Route – The Steepest and Shortest Kilimanjaro Route

  • April 29, 2013

The Umbwe Route used to be the steepest, shortest and most direct route to Uhuru Peak.Traditionally the route utilised the steep Western Breach and Arrow’s Glacier path to the summit; however,

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