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Mount Kilimanjaro

How Should You Train Before Climbing Kilimanjaro?

How Should You Train Before Climbing Kilimanjaro?

The 19,340-foot climb up Mount Kilimanjaro is a once-in-a-lifetime trip. As one of the Seven Summits, Kilimanjaro offers amazing views of its many landscapes — but with an estimated five to 12 hours of hiking ahead of you each day, you may worry that you are unfit or underprepared for the upcoming challenge. Fear not! This ultimate training guide will help you prepare for your trek up Kilimanjaro.

The Best Kilimanjaro Route

The Best Kilimanjaro Route

You are planning to climb mount Kilimanjaro and you don't know which is the best route? Acanela Expedition will explain the differences between the routes and help you decide which is the best for you. As the popularity of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro continues to increase, potential climbers are often uncertain as to which route to take. There are seven major routes used to climb Kilimanjaro. Each route has its own advantages and disadvantages. When selecting the route, make sure it is the appropriate route for your desires, physical ability, altitude and comfort level.

The Best Time to Climb Kilimanjaro

The Best Time to Climb Kilimanjaro

The highest peak in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro is a towering, dormant volcano and has been a major climbing destination for travelers from all over the world for a century. Hiking the popular Marangu route to reach the impressive summit is an unforgettable experience for the adventurer in all of us. Read below to discover the best time to join us on our Kilimanjaro adventure!

Abdul, Master of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Abdul, Master of Mt. Kilimanjaro

To Abdul, Kilimanjaro is more than a picturesque backdrop to his village; it is his whole life. This mountain is his job and his livelihood, as well as that of his family and friends in his village. But even more than that, Kilimanjaro is Adbul’s home, and he has a profound love and appreciation for it. 

Gabrielle's Kilimanjaro Climb

Gabrielle's Kilimanjaro Climb

The magnitude of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro did not occur to me until I was on the airplane, flying past the tallest free-standing mountain in Africa. Seeing the mountain for the first time, I was overwhelmed by nervous excitement, and humbled by the mass my brother and I would soon attempt to climb. That was the first time it truly occurred to me what we were in Tanzania to

How much to tip Guides & Porters on Kilimanjaro?

How much to tip Guides & Porters on Kilimanjaro?

Tipping can be one of the most confusing parts of traveling.  With each country being different, how do you know how much to tip? Here we give you a detailed breakdown on how much you should expect to tip each member of your Kilimanjaro Climbing Crew, including the guide, assistant guide, chef, and porters.

Top 20 Trips to Take with Your Mom

Top 20 Trips to Take with Your Mom

There’s no greater gift you can give your mother than spending quality time together, and what better way to show your love and appreciation than with a trip abroad! Your mom is the perfect travel buddy, and experiencing new cultures and adventures together will strengthen your bond and create lifelong memories you’ll cherish for years to come. These are the top 20 trips to take with your mom.

Kilimanjaro Checklist | What to Pack & How to Prepare for the Mountain

Kilimanjaro Checklist | What to Pack & How to Prepare for the Mountain

Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the most iconic mountains in the world. Standing at 19,341 feet, it’s Africa’s highest peak and one of the Seven Summits. Conquering the mountain is something countless people dream about, and while the climb is both physically and mentally exhausting, anyone can achieve this feat with hard work, commitment, and determination. To accomplish what’s sure to be one of the most fulfilling experiences of your life, preparation is key. Keep reading to find out what to pack and how to prepare for your journey to Mount Kilimanjaro.