Trekkers of Summit on Summit at Uhuru Peak

Kilimanjaro Tips: Water on Kilimanjaro

May 31, 2013

Thomson Safaris Kilimanjaro crew will provide unlimited purified water, you should plan to drink 4-5 liters each day to help with the altitude.

Paul & Randi at Uhuru Peak

Kilimanjaro Tips: Science of a Day Summit

May 29, 2013

Trekkers on longer routes, 9 or 10 days, will have enough acclimatization time under their belt to safely stay at higher elevations, which opens up the opportunity to summit during the day. Select Thomson Safaris Western Approach Route or Thomson Safaris Grand Traverse Route for daytime summit bids.

Elephant siblings in Tarangire National Park

Kilimanjaro Tips: Lions, Cheetahs & Elephants

May 24, 2013

With an incredible amount of its land set aside for conservation, Tanzania boasts the highest concentrations of wildlife and far fewer tourists. See the Big Five! See photos from Thomson Safaris guests in famed parks like Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park.

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.

Vanessa at Uhuru Peak

Seven Summits Climber Continues to the Ends of the Earth to Reach Goal

March 26, 2013

Climbing Kilimanjaro with Thomson Safaris was an absolute pleasure. I couldn’t have wished for a better support team for my ‘7th’ summit! Vanessa O’Brien completed the Seven Summits challenge with Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa and plans on completing the Explorer’s Grand Slam when she reaches the North Pole next month.

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