Moon rising over Mt. Kilimanjaro

Tips for Sleeping Soundly on Kilimanjaro

October 23, 2013

On Kilimanjaro—where each day means physical challenges and adjustment to a new altitude, and your nights are spent in a sleeping bag instead of on a feather bed—getting all the sleep you need in order to reach the summit can be difficult. Luckily, the Thomson Safaris team has learned a few tricks on their treks that will help ensure you have more restful nights.

Porters carrying gear up the mountain

What Goes Into a Kilimanjaro Trek?

October 16, 2013

Porters carry not only trekkers’ luggage, they carry the sleeping, dining, and toilet tents; the chairs trekkers rest on in camp; the gear needed to cook up meals, and the food that goes into them. So how much does all that extra stuff come out to?

Gear we love for hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro Tips: THE First Step To The Summit

June 21, 2013

Your hiking boots are the most important gear you’ll have on Kilimanjaro! They are your first step on the journey to Uhuru Peak. More recommendations from Thomson Safaris for footwear on your Kili climb.

A demonstration of the rest step

Kilimanjaro Tips: The Rest Step

June 5, 2013

The rest step is one of the most effective ways to transition your body weight to your bones from your muscles while hiking. Thomson Safaris Kilimanjaro guides can show you how on the trail or watch this helpful video.

Porters and trekkers in protective rain gear

Kilimanjaro Tips: How to Keep Your Gear Dry

May 22, 2013

Rain can happen anytime on Kilimanjaro, so with this extra protection is key – and the bags become perfect stuff sacks for dirty clothes. Thomson Safaris predeparture specialists can advise you on the best rain proof gear to bring with you to Tanzania.

Gear that we love for climbing Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro Tips: Your Skin on Kilimanjaro

May 16, 2013

Kilimanjaro is just three degrees south of the equator; make sure to wear strong sunscreen every day (lips too), and polarized sunglasses with 100% UV protection.

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