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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]

In “loo” of public bathrooms

By Ed | August 9th, 2006 | Comments Off

Our beloved orange outhouse

Our outhouse location at Lava Tower

At last count, I had 52 mountain climbing books.

I have read and re-read every one. To my knowledge, only three of them mention “going to the bathroom”. ... [read on]

Kilimanjaro Guides Scam

By Donovan | June 21st, 2006 | Comments Off

There is a certain weight limit for porters going up the mountain. In order to pass through the gate, they must weigh the bags being carried up the mountain. This ensures that the tourists see the porters are getting treated ... [read on]

Dollar Tips or Shilling Tips

By Donovan | November 29th, 2005 | Comments Off

Many people are curious on what type of money to tip their porters and guides. Do they want American Dollars or Tanzanian Shilling, or European Euros, or British Pounds, or French Francs. Here is the answer: Anything works. Pretty much ... [read on]

Need a Western Guide? Nope!

By Donovan | October 13th, 2005 | Comments Off

Occasionally we see Western – US-based, Europen-based, Australian-based – guides flown over to climb Kilimanjaro with their upscale clients. Usually these type of clients pay big money to have someone hold their hand, be their friend, to the top of ... [read on]

What’s Included?

By Donovan | September 26th, 2005 | Comments Off

Whenever you purchase a climb up Kilimanjaro you have to use a tour operator, whether that’s a company abroad or in Tanzania. Generally speaking, when you agree on a price per person, here is a breakdown of what IS ... [read on]

BootsnAll’s Mountain Guide

By Donovan | May 13th, 2005 | Comments Off

At the age of 17, Nickson Moshi from Marangu village in East Africa, Tanzania, began as a porter on Mt. Kilimanjaro. He started carrying up to 35 kilos a trip, for more than 3 years as a porter. Since Nickson ... [read on]


By Donovan | May 9th, 2005 | Comments Off

Many bewildered tourists are always nervous about tipping on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Of course, it’s important to be fair, and to have a good idea of the standard tip allowances to plan for your budget. But many tourists, especially Americans, are ... [read on]

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Hi Angie...Climbed Kili in September 2010 and had the most incredible experience of my life. Went wi...

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climbed it this past June with no climbing experience. We had amazing guides though! @Angie-it is ...