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Climbing Kilimanjaro

Kitulo Plateau National Park

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About the Kitulo Plateau National Park Size: 412.9 sq km (159 sq miles) Location: Southern Tanzania. The temporary park headquarters at Matamba are situated approximately 100km (60 miles) from Mbeya town. Locals refer to the Kitulo Plateau as Bustani ya Mungu – The Garden...

Rubondo Island National Park

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About Rubondo Island National Park The largest island national park in Africa, Rubondo Island lies in the southern part of Lake Victoria (the second-largest lake in Africa!). The island is 26km in length, and varies in width from 3km to 10km. Uninhabited for decades, it has until...

Mkomazi National Park

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About Mkomazi National Park Although Mkomazi doesn’t offer as much game viewing when compared to other parks in Tanzania, the wild scenery compensates for it with mountains rising in every direction. Size:3245 km² / 1240 mi² Altitude: 225-1531 m / 738-5023 ft Set...

How To Climb Kilimanjaro

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This page tells you how to climb Kilimanjaro. It starts with picking the right time, getting yourself to Tanzania, then to the mountain. Mount Kilimanjaro is located in northern Tanzania in East Africa, not far from the border to Kenya. With a height of 5895 meters (19340 ft) Mt....

The most common mistake that Kilimanjaro climbers makes

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The most common mistake that climbers make is that they over pack and bring way too much gears. Be selective in what you take with you. Please note that our porters are limited to carrying 33 lbs (15 kgs) of your personal belongings. Everything the porters will carry for you...

What is the best route to climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

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An initial google search of routes for summiting Kilimanjaro will give you an indication of 7 different tracks and long lists of pros & cons for each. So, how can you really figure out what is the best route for hikinh Kilimanjaro for you? Let us break this down as simply as...

Best time to climb / trek Mount Kilimanjaro

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Technically, you can climb Kilimanjaro year around and no month is completely off-limits. Jan to March and July to Oct are the driest months and the best time for hiking. Jan to March are slightly colder and have a high chance of encountering snow on the mountain. You will...

Olduvai Gorge & Laetoli

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Olduvai Gorge & Laetoli Over the last thirty years or so, it has become increasingly apparent that Africa is probably the “Cradle of Mankind”. From Africa they spread out to populate the rest of Earth. Remains of the earliest humans were found in Olduvai Gorge....

Walking Tours

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Walking Tours Tanzania walking safaris are undoubtedly very rewarding experiences in Africa. It is explained as the best way to discover Africa on foot. This is because of its vast Un-spoilt wilderness areas thrilled with large concentrations of wildlife and awe-inspiring...

Watch: CNN anchor climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro!

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(CNN) — You normally see me on TV, holding down two hours on CNN every day. And while I absolutely love my job, I needed a break. I’d moved to NYC last summer, threw myself into my life up here and have never been happier. But at the same time, the wheel started...

Katavi National Park

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About Katavi National Park Katavi is pure wilderness. This classic dry-season park is completely off the beaten-track, but teeming with wildlife. Size: 4471 km² / 1727 mi² Altitude: 816-1634 m / 2677-5361 ft Isolated, untrammeled and seldom visited, Katavi is a true...

Mt. Kilimanjaro Routes Overview

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Choosing the right Kilimanjaro route for your climb is an important decision. There are seven Mount Kilimanjaro routes: six routes up Kilimanjaro and two down. (Yes, that sounds like there are eight routes. But one of the ascent routes can also be used for descent, so there are...

Why should I climb / trek Mount Kilimanjaro?

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Summiting Kilimanjaro or other serious summits is an unparalleled, life changing experience. It changes perspective to life and you realize what you are capable of – much more than you ever imagined. Kilimanjaro is one of the seven summits – highest mountains on each...

Mahale Mountains National Park

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About Mahale Mountains National Park In Mahale, the chimpanzees are the star attraction. There are roughly 800 chimps in the park, of which about 60 individuals are very habituated to people. The research and habituation in Mahale is a Japanese project that goes back as long as...

Mt. Kilimanjaro Weather – When is the Best Time to Climb?

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The Mount Kilimanjaro weather may affects your climb and your success chances. When to climb Kilimanjaro is an important decision. Bad weather on Kilimanjaro not only makes for a miserable trek and ruins your photos, most importantly it simply makes the climb twice as hard! You...

Lake Eyasi

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About Lake Eyasi Lake Eyasi, lake, northern Tanzania. It lies west of Lake Manyara and approximately 95 miles (155 km) southwest of Arusha. At an elevation of about 3,400 feet (1,040 m), the lake covers an area of about 400 square miles (1,050 square km) and occupies the bottom...

Treetop Walkway Lake Manyara

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Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway Experience nature like never before! Enjoy a guided bird’s-eye view of Manyara on Tanzania’s first treetop walkway (370m). It begins at ground level and climbs gently into the canopy, reaching a maximum height of 18m above the forest...

Usambara Mountains

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About Usambara Mountains Situated in the north-east of Tanzania. With their wide vistas, cool climate, winding paths and picturesque villages, the Usambara’s are one of Tanzanian’s highlights.The Usambara’s are a part of the ancient Eastern Arc chain which...

Gombe Stream National Park

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About Gombe National Park Gombe Stream is one of the best places in Africa to track chimpanzees. First researched in the 60’s by Jane Goodall, the primates are remarkably habituated. The experience is unforgettable. Size: 52 km² / 20 mi² Altitude: 767-1606 m /...

Balloon Safaris

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Balloon Safari in Serengeti Serengeti Balloon safaris pioneered ballooning in Tanzania and commenced flying in the Serengeti National Park Launching at dawn, rising as the sun rises, you gently float over the plains of the magnificent Serengeti National Park. The Balloon Safari...