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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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…

Hiking Kilimanjaro's mooreland with Thomson Safaris treks
June 15, 2013

Kilimanjaro Tips: Flights & More

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 migration of Tanzania
June 13, 2013

Kilimanjaro Tips: For Dry Days & Golden Landscapes

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, her cubs and wildebeest migration in Ndutu, Serengeti
June 11, 2013

Kilimanjaro Tips: Snowy Summit & Baby Cheetahs

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.

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June 8, 2013

Kilimanjaro Tips: How Fit

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…

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June 5, 2013

Kilimanjaro Tips: The Rest Step

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…

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June 2, 2013

Kilimanjaro Tips: Small but Mighty Essentials

There are two items that you’re going to grow very close with during your Kilimanjaro trek with Thomson Safaris; your trekking poles and day pack.

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May 31, 2013

Kilimanjaro Tips: Water on Kilimanjaro

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

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May 29, 2013

Kilimanjaro Tips: Science of a Day Summit

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…

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May 26, 2013

Kilimanjaro Tips: Science of a Night Summit

Kilimanjaro trekkers on the mountain for 6-8 days have less acclimatization time need to stay at a lower camps before and after reaching the summit. Trek Thomson Safaris Umbwe Route for a night time summit bid.

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