Category: Kilimanjaro Trekking Tips from Thomson Safaris

Thomson staffer and trekker Sam

How to Train for Kilimanjaro – Sam Shares Her Tips

August 25, 2015

Meet Thomson staffer Sam, she’s headed to Kilimanjaro later this year, and is sharing the training tips that will increase her chance of summiting the Roof of Africa. She’s also letting us in on what motivates her to travel, and keeps her going when training is hard. We hope you are as inspired as we are.

Gear we love for hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro Tips: THE First Step To The Summit

June 21, 2013

Your hiking boots are the most important gear you’ll have on Kilimanjaro! They are your first step on the journey to Uhuru Peak. More recommendations from Thomson Safaris for footwear on your Kili climb.

Stairs at Porter Square

Kilimanjaro Tips: Unexpected Kilimanjaro Training Ideas

June 20, 2013

Stair climbing intervals are a great way to get your legs and lungs in shape for the climb. Mix things up by alternating legs or skipping steps, and be sure to add on your boots and day pack for full effect.

VIew of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro Tips: Flights & More

June 15, 2013

One of the famed Seven Summits, Kilimanjaro reaches a height of 19,341 feet and contains 5 different ecosystems. Call Thomson Safaris to discuss your travel logistics to Tanzania.

Wildebeest on golden grasses

Kilimanjaro Tips: For Dry Days & Golden Landscapes

June 13, 2013

Tanzania has cool, dry weather from June through October, and it’s a great time to climb Kilimanjaro with Thomson Safaris… especially in early June or October when there are fewer climbers.

Cheetah cubs with mother

Kilimanjaro Tips: Snowy Summit & Baby Cheetahs

June 11, 2013

Want to get away from cold winters? Climb Kilimanjaro in December – March when it’s warmer, green and lush. You’ll see the “snows of Kilimanjaro,” and many newborn animals out on our Thomson Safari.

Leg-strengthening moves for a Kilimanjaro climb

Kilimanjaro Tips: How Fit

June 8, 2013

What kind of training do you need to summit Kilimanjaro? You’ll want to develop a good cardiovascular base and focus on Kili-specific strength training like squats, lunges, and calf raises. Try one of Thomson Safaris favorite leg-strengthening and stability moves!

A demonstration of the rest step

Kilimanjaro Tips: The Rest Step

June 5, 2013

The rest step is one of the most effective ways to transition your body weight to your bones from your muscles while hiking. Thomson Safaris Kilimanjaro guides can show you how on the trail or watch this helpful video.

Trekkers of Summit on Summit at Uhuru Peak

Kilimanjaro Tips: Water on Kilimanjaro

May 31, 2013

Thomson Safaris Kilimanjaro crew will provide unlimited purified water, you should plan to drink 4-5 liters each day to help with the altitude.

Paul & Randi at Uhuru Peak

Kilimanjaro Tips: Science of a Day Summit

May 29, 2013

Trekkers on longer routes, 9 or 10 days, will have enough acclimatization time under their belt to safely stay at higher elevations, which opens up the opportunity to summit during the day. Select Thomson Safaris Western Approach Route or Thomson Safaris Grand Traverse Route for daytime summit bids.

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