Expert Packing Tips

Watch Amy's video tutorial from Forest Camp!

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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 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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May 24, 2013

Kilimanjaro Tips: Lions, Cheetahs & Elephants

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…

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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…

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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.”

MountainGear
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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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