vloggers judith and stephanie on mount kilimanjaro

A Trekker’s Day-By-Day Vlog Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro’s Grand Traverse Route

Thomson guest Judith trekked Mount Kilimanjaro with her friend Stephanie in September, and they’re here to take you with them! No need to get your trekking poles out – in fact, you don’t have to leave the couch. Follow every day of Judith and Stephanie’s trek on the Grand Traverse as they share their thoughts,…

3 More Balance Exercises You Can Do to Prepare for Kili without Leaving Your House

Physical distancing has probably impacted your physical training, but it doesn’t have to. We teamed up with Marcus Shapiro, Head Trainer at Fit For Trips, to help you keep in shape. The exercises below are intended to strengthen the leg and core muscles you’ll use to stay stable on the trail when you’re trekking Mount…

3 Balance Exercises You Can Do to Prepare for Kili without Leaving Your House

Physical distancing has probably impacted your physical training, but it doesn’t have to. We teamed up with Marcus Shapiro, Head Trainer at Fit For Trips, to help you keep in shape. The exercises below are intended to strengthen the leg and core muscles you’ll use to stay stable on the trail when you’re trekking Mount…

Porters Rescued Their Boots and Their Treks

You’re never more than an inch from success and failure on Kilimanjaro; we’re talking about footwear of course. That inch of rubber and leather between your feet and the mountain is critical for the trek. Luckily, your trip doesn’t have to fall to pieces if your hiking boots do. Two of our most popular stories…

karanga camp at night

How’d You Get That Shot? Kilimanjaro Photography Behind the Scenes with David Kotz

Karanga camp, elevation 13,249′ – Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Photo: David Kotz Kilimanjaro’s majesty is almost impossible to describe, but they always say a picture is worth a thousand words; photos of Africa’s highest peak convey the wonder and strange beauty of Kili immediately. Thomson Kilimanjaro trekkers regularly capture breathtaking images during their time on the mountain. The…

Kilimanjaro Porters – The Thomson Difference

  Thomson sets “the premier standard for ethical treatment of Kilimanjaro porters,” according to the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP). What does that mean? Let’s talk about the specifics: pay, equipment and accountability.   Some of the Highest Wages for Guides and Porters on Kili   Paying guides and porters well is incredibly important to…

photography tips from roger pelissier

How’d You Get That Shot? Kilimanjaro Photography Behind the Scenes with Roger Pelissier

Silhouette at sundown – Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Photo: Roger Pelissier Kilimanjaro’s majesty is almost impossible to describe, but they always say a picture is worth a thousand words; photos of Africa’s highest peak convey the wonder and strange beauty of Kili immediately. Thomson Kilimanjaro trekkers regularly capture breathtaking images during their time on the mountain. The photographs…

Follow Annifreed’s Kilimanjaro Journey [VIDEO]

Thomson staffer Annifreed Sinjour made it to the summit of Kilimanjaro! She shared videos on her way up the Western Approach Route – here are some of her favorite moments!   Join Annifreed On Uhuru Peak Annifreed says hello from 19,341 feet. Annifreed and Her Guide Show off Kili’s Glaciers Get a glimpse of Kilimanjaro’s…

kilimanjaro photography with jedspics.com

How’d You Get That Shot? Kilimanjaro Photography Behind the Scenes with JedsPics.com

Porter beside Crater Camp glaciers – Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Photo: JedsPics.com Kilimanjaro’s majesty is almost impossible to describe, but they always say a picture is worth a thousand words; photos of Africa’s highest peak convey the wonder and strange beauty of Kili immediately. Thomson Kilimanjaro trekkers regularly capture breathtaking images during their time on the mountain. The…

clouds near kilimanjaro summit

How’d You Get That Shot? Kilimanjaro Photography Behind the Scenes with Elizaveta Popov

Walking among the clouds – Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Photo: Elizaveta Popov   Kilimanjaro’s majesty is almost impossible to describe, but they always say a picture is worth a thousand words; photos of Africa’s highest peak convey the wonder and strange beauty of Kili immediately. Thomson Kilimanjaro trekkers regularly capture breathtaking images during their time on the mountain.…

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