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!
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.
June 2, 2013
Thomson Safaris staffer, Paul had a successful Kilimanjaro trek—learn a little more about his experience on the mountain…
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.
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.
May 24, 2013
With an incredible amount of its land set aside for conservation, Tanzania boasts the highest concentrations of wildlife and far fewer tourists. See the Big Five! See photos from Thomson Safaris guests in famed parks like Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park.
May 22, 2013
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 rain proof gear to bring with you to Tanzania.
May 21, 2013
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 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
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 practice the rest step.