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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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…

January 17, 2011

Dream Big and Stay Positive

At 78, Helga set a goal to climb Kilimanjaro and became the second-oldest woman ever to reach the top. She said “It came as a big surprise to me that I am the second oldest woman to successfully have reached…

October 6, 2010

Kilimanjaro in Record Breaking Time

Trail runner, Kilian Jornet, makes it to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in record breaking time of 7 hours and 14 minutes.

September 30, 2010

Interview with Jimmy Chin, Photographer and Mountaineer

Listen to the podcast interview with expedition photographer, Jimmy Chin, about the MTV Kilimanjaro charity climb that included Jessica Biel, Santigold and Kenna.

May 18, 2010

Podcast with Erica Davis, First Female Paraplegic on Kilimanjaro’s Summit

Listen to an exclusive podcast interview with Erica Davis, the first female paraplegic to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro. She and her team reached the “Roof of Africa” in January on a trek with Thomson Safaris.

May 12, 2010

Kilimanjaro Documentary Premiere

Last weekend, Through the Roof, a documentary about the first female paraplegic to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, premiered in Carlsbad, California. The film received great reviews as well as a standing ovation.…

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