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The Downside of Altitude

Tips to ease your tummy troubles on Mt. Kilimanjaro

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Why climb Kilimanjaro?

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

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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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Kilimanjaro view of Kibo from heather zone
September 4, 2013

Kilimanjaro’s Explosive Past

Situated near the fault-line of two tectonic plates, Kilimanjaro began to build itself up around 750,000 years ago, via thousands of years of lava explosions from the volcanic cones of Shira, Mawenzi, and Kibo.

August 28, 2013

Kilimanjaro in the Pictures

It’s no surprise Kili made it big in Hollywood. Hollywood films with Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, etc. as well as recent movies such as Summit on the Summit featuring Jessica Biel where Thomson Safaris was the official operator of their trek.

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's grandson leads Kilimanjaro treks for Thomson Safaris
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…

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. Things like the legendary Seal of Solomon, the ancient King’s ring rumored to possess magical powers.

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.

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.

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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