Orange and black porter uniforms

Outfitting Our Kilimanjaro Porters

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.

2012 Outside Travel Awards photo

Thomson’s Kilimanjaro Trek & Safari Awarded by Outside Magazine

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.

The new summit sign at Uhuru Peak

New Summit Sign on Mount Kilimanjaro

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…

Tanzania 50 Years of Independence logo

Tanzania Celebrates 50 Years of Independence

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.

Megan on the race route

Impressive Finish at the Kilimanjaro Marathon

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.

Marcus Shapiro demonstrating training moves for climbing Kilimanjaro

Training for Kilimanjaro: Part 2

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.

Fit for Trips trainer Marcus Shapiro

Training for Kilimanjaro: Part 1

April 15, 2011

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 training regimens, custom-designed for you and your fitness level.

Helga at Uhuru Peak

Dream Big and Stay Positive

January 17, 2011

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 the summit. I’m sure it is only thanks to Thomson Safaris’ superb crew.”

Kilian Jornet climbing Kilimanjaro in record time

Kilimanjaro in Record Breaking Time

October 6, 2010

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

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