Navigation Menu

Tanzania

Tanzania

Things to Know Before Planning Mt Kilimanjaro

Posted by on 1:08 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, Tanzania | 0 comments

Things to Know Before Planning Mt Kilimanjaro

Very few adventures ring true to the cliche of ‘adventure of a lifetime’, but climbing Mt Kilimanjaro is one of them.

The highest mountain in Africa, and the highest freestanding mountain in the world, at 5,895 meters this is one hell of a climb.

Kilimanjaro is popular because it’s a non technical climb, and doesn’t require any previous climbing experience to be able to safely reach the summit. You’ll trek through some truly incredible landscapes, and unlock personal transformation along the way.

But just because it doesn’t require technical experience doesn’t mean it isn’t a difficult achievement – it is. So before you start planning, there are a couple of things you should keep in mind.

read more

Planning a Vacation to the Highest Mountain in Africa: Mt Kilimanjaro

Posted by on 10:25 am in Adventure Travel, Blog, Tanzania | 2 comments

Planning a Vacation to the Highest Mountain in Africa: Mt Kilimanjaro

After seeing a documentary about climbing Kilimanjaro back in early 2010 and being inspired to make the attempt, I decided to see if I too could muster up enough confidence to take on Africa’s highest mountain.

I made plans to attempt the majestic climb and began preparing myself both mentally and physically for what would become one of the most rewarding adventures of my life.

Not only is Kilimanjaro the tallest peak in Africa, it also just so happens to be the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Situated in Tanzania along the Kenyan border, the mountain overlooks the Serengeti and Maasai Mara Reserve to the northwest and Tsavo National Park to the northeast.

Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s seven summits, a collection of the tallest peaks on each continent. That puts Kilimanjaro in the company of legendary peaks like Asia’s Everest and South America’s Aconcagua. The great thing about Kilimanjaro though is that unlike Everest or Aconcagua, it doesn’t require technical climbing skills or specialized equipment such as ice picks or crampons.

While Kilimanjaro may be one of the easier seven summits to climb, it still requires a great deal of fitness and determination to reach the summit. Here’s how to plan out the trek.

read more

Kenya vs. Tanzania: Which Destination Is Best For An African Safari?

Posted by on 1:34 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, Eco Tourism, Kenya, Tanzania | 14 comments

Kenya vs. Tanzania: Which Destination Is Best For An African Safari?

A safari trip in Africa is by far, one of the most exciting getaways you could ever experience. The vast continent is world famous for its wildlife safaris, incredible landscapes, and options for adventure, from classic jeep safaris, to visiting local tribes.

However, trying to decide on the best destination in Africa can be tricky. Each country that makes up the unique and culture-rich continent provides its own unique experience, though it’s important to decide on a destination that suits your individual requirements.

Both Kenya and Tanzania are the classic options for an African Safari; they both offer breathtaking scenery, amazing wildlife, and a long list of exciting activities from walking safaris to hot air balloon rides.

But, with both destinations sharing a border, they’re both incredibly similar. So, the inevitable question is how do you decide?

read more

5 Things They Don’t Tell You About Your First African Safari

Posted by on 12:06 pm in Blog, Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia | 10 comments

5 Things They Don’t Tell You About Your First African Safari

Heading out on an African safari is an incredible experience, and especially for the wildlife enthusiast, getting up close and personal with some of the most majestic creatures on this planet is unlike anything else.

If you haven’t already added a safari trip to your bucket list, now is the time to do so! However, there are a few things you should know before you set off.

Here are five things they don’t tell you about your first safari.

read more

How to Choose an African Safari That’s Right For You

Posted by on 12:58 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, Eco Tourism, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel Tips, World | 17 comments

How to Choose an African Safari That’s Right For You

Many of us dream of taking an African safari at least once in our lives. And to witness wild lions lazing in the grass, and elephants trekking across vast plains; to spend time watching a magical sunrise as the African landscape comes alive; this truly is the experience of a lifetime.

But just as there are many countries to choose from for an African safari, there are also many types of safari experience, and the key to planning a memorable trip is to choose one that aligns with your interests.

Whether you’re a wildlife explorer ready to track wildlife in a classic jeep, or a cultural enthusiast who wants to take a walking safari led by local tribes, there isn’t one set ‘African Safari’. There are a huge range of safaris suited to all types of travelers, and all types of budgets, so don’t be fooled into thinking that your destination is the most important choice to make.

Here are our tips for choosing the perfect safari experience.

read more

What to Pack if You’re Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro (Packing List)

Posted by on 10:32 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, Tanzania | 41 comments

What to Pack if You’re Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro (Packing List)

In October 2010 I traveled to Tanzania with the goal of conquering a mountain. And at 5,895 metres (19,341 ft), it was really, really tall. The highest mountain in Tanzania, the highest mountain in Africa, and the highest free-standing mountain in the world, if we’re keeping score.

I trekked through some truly incredible landscapes, transformed as a person along the way, and battled through one of the world’s most challenging journeys over 7 days.

Kilimanjaro is powerful, awe-inspiring, and an experience which inspires transformation. But if you don’t know what to pack it’s going to make your life a hell of a lot harder than it has to be.

read more

These Real World Destinations Inspired Your Favorite Fairy Tales

Posted by on 3:40 pm in Blog, China, France, Germany, Kenya, Tanzania | 24 comments

These Real World Destinations Inspired Your Favorite Fairy Tales

Fairy tales have captured our hearts and minds since once upon a time, and these imagined lands are often so vivid that they stay with us into adulthood. We dream of escaping to these fantastic, otherworldly settings to escape the bore of daily life.

But the authors who imagine these enchanting lands often draw inspiration from locations in real life. From the mountains of Germany to the plains of sub-Saharan Africa, there are many places around the world which look like they’ve been ripped from the pages of a fairy tale. And that’s because the real world inspired the story.

If you love fairy tales and have a serious case of wanderlust, you can visit these real places that inspired some of the best stories of all time. None of these destinations require a fairy godmother to reach – just a short flight!

read more

How Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Changed My Perspective on Life

Posted by on 1:44 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, Eco Tourism, Stories, Tanzania | 46 comments

How Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Changed My Perspective on Life

When I mentioned to family and friends that I planned to climb Kilimanjaro, the overwhelming majority laughed. Not in a malicious way, but in a “you over-estimate your abilities” type of way.

And honestly, to begin with, I didn’t really care if I climbed Kilimanjaro or not. I was going to be in Tanzania, the mountain was going to be there, and I had read a feature about Thérèse Rein and vaguely remembered that the climb was something you could brag about having done (I still use it as a sticking point on my adventurous resume to this day).

But for my original indifference of whether I completed the climb or not, the decision was made when I was told “it’s a lovely goal, I just don’t think you’ll get to the top.” And honestly, I thank every single person who said this to me. Because this was the motivating factor which got me to the top. Come hell or high water (I did trek through hell, just not high water!), I was going to prove every single one of them wrong.

I often write about what travel has taught me, and how travel has changed my perspective on life. However a lot of my transformation happened on that mountain top.

read more

The Best Tanzania Holiday: Climb Kilimanjaro and an African Safari

Posted by on 1:35 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, Tanzania, Travel Tips, World | 38 comments

The Best Tanzania Holiday: Climb Kilimanjaro and an African Safari

In October 2010 I traveled to Tanzania with the goal of conquering a mountain. And at 5,895 metres (19,341 ft), it was really, really tall. The highest mountain in Tanzania, the highest mountain in Africa, and the highest free-standing mountain in the world, if we’re keeping score.

Dominating the landscape like no other mountain, both iconic and instantly recognizable, Kilimanjaro is one of Africa’s most visited National Parks. Unlike the other parks, this isn’t for the wildlife, although it’s there. Rather, coming here is all about gazing in awe at a mountain on the equator capped with snow, and to climb to the top of Africa.

There are many decisions to consider when planning your Kilimanjaro climb, but the best decision you’ll make is to combine it with an African safari.

read more

6 African National Parks to Visit Before You Die

Posted by on 1:17 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel Tips | 42 comments

6 African National Parks to Visit Before You Die

When you think of Africa, images of wildlife immediately come to mind. And why not, after all, the vast continent is world famous for its wildlife safaris, and is known as the land of big five – the African elephant, African lion, Black rhinoceros, African leopard and Cape buffalo.

The big five are game animals, and the term refers to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot.
Though gone is the day where game hunting is acceptable, and now we load our cameras instead of guns.

The best-known countries for African Safaris are Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Get ready for the best African safari experience at any one of the following parks.

read more