Arial view of Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro’s Melting Glaciers

July 31, 2013

The snows of Kilimanjaro are almost as famous as the mountain itself. Global warming is almost certainly speeding up the glaciers’ demise, but it doesn’t appear to be the only cause of the melting.

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.

Stairs at Porter Square

Kilimanjaro Tips: Unexpected Kilimanjaro Training Ideas

June 20, 2013

Stair climbing intervals are a great way to get your legs and lungs in shape for the climb. Mix things up by alternating legs or skipping steps, and be sure to add on your boots and day pack for full effect.

VIew of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro Tips: Flights & More

June 15, 2013

One of the famed Seven Summits, Kilimanjaro reaches a height of 19,341 feet and contains 5 different ecosystems. Call Thomson Safaris to discuss your travel logistics to Tanzania.

Cheetah cubs with mother

Kilimanjaro Tips: Snowy Summit & Baby Cheetahs

June 11, 2013

Want to get away from cold winters? Climb Kilimanjaro in December – March when it’s warmer, green and lush. You’ll see the “snows of Kilimanjaro,” and many newborn animals out on our Thomson Safari.

Leg-strengthening moves for a Kilimanjaro climb

Kilimanjaro Tips: How Fit

June 8, 2013

What kind of training do you need to summit Kilimanjaro? You’ll want to develop a good cardiovascular base and focus on Kili-specific strength training like squats, lunges, and calf raises. Try one of Thomson Safaris favorite leg-strengthening and stability moves!

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.

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.