Expert Packing Tips

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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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May 22, 2013

Kilimanjaro Tips: How to Keep Your Gear Dry

Rain can happen anytime on Kilimanjaro, so with this extra protection is key – and the bags become perfect stuff sacks for dirty clothes. Thomson Safaris predeparture specialists can advise you on the best…

May 21, 2013

Flat Emily – A story of friendship and support through life’s tough climbs

Deb said, “I promised Emily that I will go back to Mt. Kilimanjaro with her when she is ready. And when we return, we will use Thomson Safaris.”

May 16, 2013

Kilimanjaro Tips: Your Skin on Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro is just three degrees south of the equator; make sure to wear strong sunscreen every day (lips too), and polarized sunglasses with 100% UV protection.

May 11, 2013

Kilimanjaro Tips: Trails & Treadmills

Enjoy the summer weather and hit the trails for some great Kilimanjaro training… simple day hikes will help you get used to trail conditions, break in your boots, adjust to the weight of your daypack, and…

May 5, 2013

Kilimanjaro Tips: Rainforest to Glacier Gear

How do you dress for weather in the rainforest to the glaciers? Learn to layer! Thomson Safaris staffers have the insider tips to stay warm at night and much more.

May 1, 2013

Kilimanjaro Tips: Climb to Support Tanzanian Communities

Thomson Safaris was a founding member of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project and are the only ones to outfit their porters in professional climbing uniforms. We’ve helped to build 15+ schools through…

March 26, 2013

Seven Summits Climber Continues to the Ends of the Earth to Reach Goal

Climbing Kilimanjaro with Thomson Safaris was an absolute pleasure. I couldn’t have wished for a better support team for my ’7th’ summit! Vanessa O’Brien completed the Seven Summits challenge with Mount…

October 19, 2012

Molly summits Kilimanjaro!

Fulfilling the wishes of a 7-year old girl and raising awareness of genetic disease, HHT.

Dr. Scott Olitsky, who raised money on two Thomson Safaris’ Kilimanjaro treks for HHT asked us to carry 7-year old Molly Dunne’s photo to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in order to fulfill items off her bucket…

September 10, 2012

Success! I made it to the Roof of Africa! Climb Kilimanjaro with Rachel: Post 5

Our group would not have made it to Kilimanjaro’s summit without the Thomson Safaris’ extraordinary team of guides, porters, and camp crew. You could tell they were proud to work for Thomson.

August 13, 2012

Climb Kilimanjaro with Rachel!

Post 4: Packing Tips

Once I started packing for my trek, it was a lot easier than I thought. The Thomson Safaris’ Kilimanjaro Prep Guide was helpful and easy to use. I’m ready to go and really excited! Here’s a list of helpful…

July 26, 2012

Climb Kilimanjaro with Rachel! Post 3: Training on the Trail

During my hike last weekend, I practiced the rest step, a technique hikers use conserve energy. Watch the video below to learn how this is effective on long hikes requiring muscle endurance, like Kilimanjaro.…

July 10, 2012

Climb Kilimanjaro with Rachel! Post 2: Training in the Gym

Instead of doing this on a Stairmaster, I prefer 8-10 minute sets on a single flight of stairs because it not only forces me to focus and puts me into the zone but it also gives me the opportunity to train for…

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