July 26, 2012
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. My trek with Thomson Safaris is approaching quickly!
July 10, 2012
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 the descent… don’t forget, you have to walk down several thousand feet from the summit! Follow Rachel’s journey as she trains for her Kilimanjaro climb with Thomson Safaris via the Western Approach Route in August.
June 19, 2012
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 prepares for her trip to Tanzania.
April 11, 2012
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 until we finally found the right all-weather blend to provide protection from rain, wind and cold, while still maintaining comfort.
March 15, 2012
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 Traverse Route and concludes with the Explorer’s Safari, which includes a Maasai-led hike through the Great Rift Valley.
February 14, 2012
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 her first glimpse of the sign at Kilimanjaro’s summit…
December 9, 2011
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 world are participating in the Kilimanjaro Uhuru Climb. The climbers, who began their ascent last week, will converge at Kilimanjaro’s summit from four different routes today.
November 10, 2011
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 special wedding story.
June 1, 2011
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
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.