Category: Safari FAQ’s

What luggage should I pack for trekk?

It is important to keep luggage to the barest minimum when on trek or safari, as this will ease the burden of the drivers, vehicles and porters. Baggage should be of the round squashy type rather than hard suitcases that are difficult to fit into vehicle. Try to use something that is both lockable and water proof as luggage can often end up sitting on the roof of the vehicle.…

What is the accommodation like at the trek?

On the Marangu Route there are simple, basic huts. The first two huts sleep four people each, and the last hut is dorm-style with bunk beds. On all other routes, you will sleep in 3-person dome-style mountain tents, two people each. The tents are modern and have an outer flysheet and large vestibules keep equipment from the elements. They are set up, broken down and carried - along with everything…

What if I cannot make it to the top?

Some climbers may fall short of reaching the summit, but not at the expense of their overall experience. Even for those who never reached the top, the experience of the wonders of Kilimanjaro is rewarding. If one or more members of a group decide they cannot continue, or if a guide deems it unsafe for an individual (or a group) to continue, they are escorted to the most convenient campsite…

How fit do I have to be?

Many texts state that Kilimanjaro is "easily accessible". However, you should not underestimate this mountain. There are no technical mountaineering skills required, but general fitness is necessary. However, the biggest problems for climbers are the effects of high altitude, which seem to be unrelated to fitness, age or gender. It is a good idea to start some physical training prior to the trek, which might include aerobic cross training and…

When is the best time to climb Kilimanjaro?

Kilimanjaro can be climbed throughout the year. January to March are very good months with mild temperatures and almost no clouds in the morning and late afternoon. During the day however there might be few short rain showers or little snow on the summit. The main rainy season starts end of March and lasts until end of May. For Kilimanjaro climbers, this means that clouds may block visibility and there…

What luggage should I pack?

It is important to keep luggage to the barest minimum when on trek or safari, as this will ease the burden of the drivers, vehicles and porters. Baggage should be of the round squashy type rather than hard suitcases that are difficult to fit into vehicle. Try to use something that is both lockable and water proof as luggage can often end up sitting on the roof of the vehicle.…

Who will be my guide?

All groups and individual travelers will be provided with an English speaking Tanzanian guide. Some of the guides also speak Spanish or German. They are trained and experienced in leading trips and knowledgeable about the fauna, flora and many more aspects of their country. Often they become lifelong friends with the travelers. Interactions with staff are often the highlight of people's trips. It is a great way to get to…

What are the vehicles like?

Vehicles used are generally Toyota Land Cruisers or Land Rovers, as they are most suitable to the terrain. For larger groups we use 4WD buses as it is more convenient for our clients to be all together in one vehicle only, and it is also more economic and better for the environment. Our drivers are ultimate. They have been trained by in customer relationship, tourism-related topics, environmental issues and vehicle…