Expert Packing Tips

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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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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.…

March 15, 2010

Summit on the Summit Kilimanjaro Trek Premieres on MTV

Did you catch the MTV’s Summit on the Summit: Kilimanjaro last night? It was an hour and half special featuring the trek where Thomson Safaris led celebrities and activists up Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise…

March 2, 2010

Uhuru Hula Hoop Extravaganza

Watch this clip of a Thomson Safaris trekker wielding his mighty hula hoop at the summit of Kilimanjaro.

February 9, 2010

First Female Paraplegic to Summit Mt. Kilimanjaro

Photos from the inspiring trek – the first female paraplegic to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro led by Thomson Safaris.

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