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.

Vanessa on the trail with fellow trekkers

Kilimanjaro Tips: Trails & Treadmills

May 11, 2013

Enjoy the summer weather and hit the trails for some great Kilimanjaro training… simple day hikes will help you get used to trail conditions, break in your boots, adjust to the weight of your daypack, and practice the rest step.

Tanzanian schoolchildren

Kilimanjaro Tips: Climb to Support Tanzanian Communities

May 1, 2013

Thomson Safaris was a founding member of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project and are the only ones to outfit their porters in professional climbing uniforms. We’ve helped to build 15+ schools through Focus on Tanzanian Communities and would love to take you to see conservation in action and one of the most amazing places on earth, Tanzania.

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.

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…

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.

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.”

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