Expert Packing Tips

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The Barranco Wall

It's a challenging scramble, but highly rewarding!

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Why climb Kilimanjaro?

We've got tons of reasons, here's just 5 of them!

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Climbing his way up Kili

Read our interview with Kilimanjaro guide, James

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Little flowers that could

Kili's everlasting flowers aren't as delicate as they look!

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How to care for Gore-Tex

Tips to keep your outerwear weatherproof, and like-new as long as possible!

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August 23, 2013

Thomson Goes To Thompson Island for Summer Outing!

Thomson Safaris US staff headed to Thompson Island in the Boston Harbor Island for a summer outing.

Lauwo family of Kilimanjaro guides
August 21, 2013

Guiding Trekkers Up Kilimanjaro: A Lauwo Family Tradition

In 1889, Tanzanian, Yohana Kinyala Lauwo led Hans Meyer to fame as the first person to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. Lauwo’s grandson follows in his footsteps and is now a head Kilimanjaro guide for Thomson…

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August 14, 2013

Leave Kilimanjaro Wiser…If You Find Solomon’s Ring

Hemingway talked about a leopard, frozen in the ice near Kilimanjaro’s peak, which trekkers have been looking for ever since, but there are stranger things rumored to be buried deep beneath Kili’s snows.…

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August 7, 2013

Our Kili Gear Faves: Hiking Boots

Asolo, Lowa, La Sportiva, Merrell are all good choices for hiking boots. There’s no one “right” boot, but if you want a good place to start, try one of these recommendations from the Thomson Safaris…

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July 31, 2013

Kilimanjaro’s Melting Glaciers

The snows of Kilimanjaro are almost as famous as the mountain itself. Global warming is almost certainly speeding up the glaciers’ demise, but it doesn’t appear to be the only cause of the melting.

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July 24, 2013

The Heights of Kilimanjaro: Altitude Facts

You can, and should, train for your climb, but you can’t “train” for altitude. We’ve found that people do exceptionally well with 9-10 days on Kilimanjaro, resulting in Thomson Safaris 98% summit…

Carol and her friend at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro
July 16, 2013

Life Lessons Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, Celebrating my 10-year Anniversary

Thank you Mt. Kilimanjaro, Christina, Thomson Safaris, and all the supportive hikers we met on our journey. I will forever cherish the many memories and life lessons, and will faithfully carry these memories…

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July 2, 2013

Thomson Safaris Named to Travel + Leisure World’s Best List!

We’re proud to announce that Travel + Leisure magazine has awarded Thomson Safaris a coveted 2013 World’s Best Award in the category of safari outfitters.

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June 21, 2013

Kilimanjaro Tips: THE First Step To The Summit

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.

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June 20, 2013

Kilimanjaro Tips: Unexpected Kilimanjaro Training Ideas

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.

Helga, a Thomson Trekker, summited at age 78
June 18, 2013

Kilimanjaro Tips: Keeping The Pace

Thomson Safaris Kilimanjaro guides know that this relaxed pace helps with acclimatization, and they’ll make sure you’re on track to safely summit with reminders to go pole pole, Swahili for slowly, slowly.

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June 18, 2013

High Fashion in the Hills of Tanzania – J.Crew Catalog Photographed at Ndarakwai Ranch

The catalog was photographed at Ndarakwai Ranch, one of Thomson Safaris’ favorite places to stay in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro trekkers on our Grand Traverse and Western Approach Routes rave about their stay at…

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