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Absolute Kilimanjaro

Phil traveled with Absolute Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho Route and loved them.   He particularly like their great advice as well as the local guides and porters.   I love that their website starts with 9 day climbs up most routes vs. others who try to rush clients up the mountain and they suffer from altitude sickness.   […]

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Dangerous Kilimanjaro Success Rates

Recently an outfitter put out a press release about their 95% success rate in getting clients to the summit.  I have to say, my initial reaction was not positive.  When outfitters promote a success rate as the biggest reason to book with them people start getting summit fever and stop thinking about what’s really important, […]

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5 Ways to Save on Climbing Kilimanjaro

Every time I do a Kilimanjaro presentation people ask about how much it costs and how they might save some money.  So here are a few suggestions I’ve come up with over the years and after my own research. 1.  Fly with Ethiopian or South African Air These days the biggest expense is definitely the […]

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Original Trails

Original Trails specializes in unique adventures with a focus on community based tourism. Their core philosophy is giving back on all their trips by visiting a project to support.  They do Kilimanjaro treks up the Rongai route as well as Zanzibar “spice” island exploring, historical tours and beach breaks. They include cultural experiences like trekking […]

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East African Outdoor Adventures

East African Outdoor Adventures is a small company based in Arusha, Tanzania.  The company was started by guide Kapanya Kitaba and American Terry Richter. They were recommended to us by a former client who had nothing but great things to say about them.  As a smaller company, East African Outdoor Adventures is focused on offering […]

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Outfitters: saving too many bucks

The final tier of outfitters in our tour of Kilimanjaro climbs are the low-end providers. The only time you’re likely to run into one of these companies is if you’re already local and just go with anyone you can find in Moshi or Arusha Tanzania when you get there.Again, the biggest difference with this level […]

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Outfitters: going local style

As we discussed before, there are essentially three tiers of outfitters: high, middle and low. Last time we reviewed that the high-end outfitters are more expensive but provide more security and comfort. So if you’re on a budget, the mid-tier outfitters may be a reasonable option for you. My experience is that the mid-tier outfitters […]

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Outfitters: booking with the big boys

Now that we’ve talked about some of the necessary equipment, we probably need to say a word or two about who you might want to climb with. In my experience, there are essentially three tiers of outfitters: high, middle and low.The high end outfitters are many of the global tour companies we’ve all come to […]

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