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Company Profiles – Want to hear your opinions

By Donovan | October 30th, 2006 | 5 Comments »

I am going to start profiling every company that works in the Kilimanjaro region, selling trips up Kilimanjaro, or selling safari trips. I want to hear your opinions – just a paragraph or two of a company you used and ... [read on]

Kilimanjaro Skydive

By Donovan | October 23rd, 2006 | 1 Comment »

One of the tour providers in Tanzania is now offering skydiving around Kilimanjaro. I have to say, it’s a great to see some new options for viewing Kilimanjaro that haven’t been thought up. It’s a great mountain that needs to ... [read on]

The Red-Hot Poker

By Ed | October 19th, 2006 | Comments Off


Following the Lemosho Trail, our second and third nights on Kilimanjaro were spent at Shira 1 Camp (11,500 ft.). The third day we took an acclimatization hike to the 13,000 ft top of Johnsell ... [read on]

Outfitter profile; Tusker Trail & Safari

By Ed | October 13th, 2006 | 3 Comments »


I must have studied 15 different trekking companies while doing the research for my trip to the roof of Africa. This first blush was primarily for me to understand my points of decision and important criteria. ... [read on]

Say Hello To Tusker Trails

By Donovan | July 7th, 2006 | Comments Off

We want to say “Karibu” to a new Kilimanjaro Blog sponsor – Tusker Trails, whose beautiful picture of Kilimanjaro is in the upper right hand corner. You can click on the picture, and go to their website. If ... [read on]

Good Tents – Make Sure You Have Them

By Donovan | February 7th, 2006 | Comments Off

How can you tell a good mountaineering company from a bad one? Ask the company about their tents and request to see them if possible. While climbing on Mt. Kilimanjaro, you should have good four-season waterproof tents, with ... [read on]

BootsnAll Tanzania Trip

By Donovan | January 30th, 2006 | Comments Off

On the first sunrise of 2006, on the top of the highest mountain in Africa, more than 20 BootsnAll members successfully made it to Kilimanjaro’s summit, Uhuru Peak. It was a tough grueling climb – one that had been planned ... [read on]

Climb and Safari Company Reviews

By Donovan | December 1st, 2005 | 1 Comment »

If you climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro or went on a safari in East Africa, we want to hear from you. We want to know the following:

1. Name of the outfitter company 2. Type of Tour 3. Did you have high end tour, mid-range, ... [read on]

How to Pick a Winner

By Donovan | September 28th, 2005 | Comments Off

What should you look for in a Kiliamanjaro operator? How do you pick a good one? What are things to look for? What are some of the questions you should ask the company?

As you can see from this company list, ... [read on]

Should you choose a budget tour operator?

By Donovan | August 23rd, 2005 | Comments Off

This is a great debate for many independent travelers coming to Tanzania. Should you choose to go with a local budget operator and pay less? Or, should you choose to climb with a Western-based operator and pay more?

Most backpackers ... [read on]

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