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.

Molly Dunne

Molly summits Kilimanjaro!

October 19, 2012

Dr. Scott Olitsky, who raised money on two Thomson Safaris’ Kilimanjaro treks for HHT asked us to carry 7-year old Molly Dunne’s photo to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in order to fulfill items off her bucket list.

Gear for climbing Kilimanjaro

Climb Kilimanjaro with Rachel!

August 13, 2012

Once I started packing for my trek, it was a lot easier than I thought. The Thomson Safaris’ Kilimanjaro Prep Guide was helpful and easy to use. I’m ready to go and really excited! Here’s a list of helpful tips from my colleagues who have already climbed and summited Kili…

Trailhead of a training hike

Climb Kilimanjaro with Rachel! Post 3: Training on the Trail

July 26, 2012

During my hike last weekend, I practiced the rest step, a technique hikers use conserve energy. Watch the video below to learn how this is effective on long hikes requiring muscle endurance, like Kilimanjaro. My trek with Thomson Safaris is approaching quickly!

Leg-strengthening moves for a Kilimanjaro climb

Climb Kilimanjaro with Rachel! Post 2: Training in the Gym

July 10, 2012

Instead of doing this on a Stairmaster, I prefer 8-10 minute sets on a single flight of stairs because it not only forces me to focus and puts me into the zone but it also gives me the opportunity to train for the descent… don’t forget, you have to walk down several thousand feet from the summit! Follow Rachel’s journey as she trains for her Kilimanjaro climb with Thomson Safaris via the Western Approach Route in August.

Rachel on the trail

Climb Kilimanjaro with Rachel!

June 19, 2012

This August, the newest member of the Thomson Safaris’ Kilimanjaro team, Rachel, is going to make her first attempt to summit Kilimanjaro. Follow her progress as she blogs about training for her trek and prepares for her trip to 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.

2012 Outside Travel Awards photo

Thomson’s Kilimanjaro Trek & Safari Awarded by Outside Magazine

March 15, 2012

We are honored to have earned a place in Outside Magazine’s 2012 Travel Awards Hall of Fame. The trek and safari package on Outside’s “All-Time Favorite Trip List” begins with Thomson Safaris’ Grand Traverse Route and concludes with the Explorer’s Safari, which includes a Maasai-led hike through the Great Rift Valley.

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