Category Archives: Travel & Planning

Which Kilimanjaro Route is Most Popular? You might be surprised.

(Kilimanjaro statistics are very hard to come by and I’ve been unable to verify the ones below from Rubel.  Having said that, these are pretty consistent with what I’ve heard.  But without verification, please take them with a “grain of salt.”) Author: Rubel Zaman The Kilimanjaro National Park Authorities (KINAPA) are renowned for not releasing […]

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Travel lesson: Who are you?

Friday night I had quite an adventure trying to get home from a business trip.   And as I flew through the darkness I couldn’t help but notice what my actions revealed about who I really am.  And to be honest, I was a bit surprised. I was trying to get home after a business trip […]

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New Kilimanjaro Book

The book is finally here! The Mountaineer Books has published my adventure travel narrative Kissing Kilimanjaro: Leaving it All on Top of Africa. It’s an inspirational and sometimes humorous account of what it took an ordinary guy to reach the top of the African continent.

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Adventure make you sick?

When most people think about Africa they tend to worry about bad water and malaria. Should you? Yes, and no. Both represent a real concern that should be taken seriously. But if you take a few minor precautions you can avoid any problems with both. And by the way, most places tourist stay already do […]

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When is the best time of year to climb Kilimanjaro?

The best months to climb are between July-September and December-February. There are 2 rainy seasons in East Africa: the long rains are from late March until June and the short rains are from November until January. “Short rains” means that it rains once or twice a week and “Long rains” means that it rains almost […]

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