Wildebeest on golden grasses

Kilimanjaro Tips: For Dry Days & Golden Landscapes

June 13, 2013

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 cubs with mother

Kilimanjaro Tips: Snowy Summit & Baby Cheetahs

June 11, 2013

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.

Leg-strengthening moves for a Kilimanjaro climb

Kilimanjaro Tips: How Fit

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!

A demonstration of the rest step

Kilimanjaro Tips: The Rest Step

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.

Trekkers of Summit on Summit at Uhuru Peak

Kilimanjaro Tips: Water on Kilimanjaro

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.

Paul & Randi at Uhuru Peak

Kilimanjaro Tips: Science of a Day Summit

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.

Elephant siblings in Tarangire National Park

Kilimanjaro Tips: Lions, Cheetahs & Elephants

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.

Porters and trekkers in protective rain gear

Kilimanjaro Tips: How to Keep Your Gear Dry

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.

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