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The Downside of Altitude

Tips to ease your tummy troubles on Mt. Kilimanjaro

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Why climb Kilimanjaro?

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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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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…

June 19, 2012

Climb Kilimanjaro with Rachel!

Post 1: Meet Rachel

This August, the newest member of the Thomson Safaris’ Kilimanjaro team, Rachel, is going to make her first attempt to summit Kilimanjaro. Follow her progress as she blogs about training for her trek and…

April 11, 2012

Outfitting Our Kilimanjaro Porters

This past season, Thomson Safaris became the first—and only company—on the Kilimanjaro to outfit our porters with professional all-weather uniforms. We tested quite a few prototype fabrics and uniforms…

March 15, 2012

Thomson’s Kilimanjaro Trek & Safari Awarded by Outside Magazine

We are honored to have earned a place in Outside Magazine’s 2012 Travel Awards Hall of Fame. The trek and safari package on Outside’s “All-Time Favorite Trip List” begins with Thomson Safaris’ Grand…

February 14, 2012

New Summit Sign on Mount Kilimanjaro

Congratulations! You are now at Uhuru Peak, Africa’s highest point and the world’s tallest free standing mountain. A few weeks ago, a new sign was erected at Uhuru Peak. Thomson Safaris’ trekker recalls…

December 9, 2011

Tanzania Celebrates 50 Years of Independence

Many independence celebrations are planned throughout the country including a 4-day weekend festival and a large celebration at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam. Additionally, 200 climbers from around the…

November 10, 2011

Love is in the (Thin) Air! Heidi & Jack’s Wedding on Mt. Kilimanjaro

Heidi and Jack’s simple elopement plans on Mount Kilimanjaro suddenly developed into an impromptu wedding ceremony, complete with officiant, best man and many new friends in attendance. Read more about their…

June 1, 2011

Impressive Finish at the Kilimanjaro Marathon

Marathoner and Thomson Safaris Kilimanjaro trekker, Megan, ran a fantastic race in Moshi’s Kilimanjaro Marathon in February. Placing 24th, she was the first non-African woman to finish.

April 20, 2011

Training for Kilimanjaro: Part 2

Fit For Trips provides Kilimanjaro training instruction by video, audio and personal support, exclusively to Thomson Safaris trekkers for the Grand Traverse, Umbwe and Western Approach Routes.

Fit For Trips founder Marcus Shapiro
April 15, 2011

Training for Kilimanjaro: Part 1

How do I train for my Kilimanjaro trek? To answer this question and get you ready for your Kilimanjaro summit, we’ve partnered with the experts at Fit For Trips and have created route-specific, personal…

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