By Donovan | December 1st, 2006 | Comments Off
As part of my week profiling scams on Mount Kilimanjaro, this is perhaps one of the worst scams. Like I mentioned in my last post, many porters rely on the tip as their many source of money, from their week ... [read on]
By Donovan | December 1st, 2006 | 1 Comment »
Some of the mountaineering companies in Tanzania have introduced a system of checking the climbers – throughout the day – by using a Pulse Oximeter. A Pulse Oximeter is used to check blood oxygen saturation during the climb. This ... [read on]
By Donovan | November 22nd, 2006 | Comments Off
If you are climbing any mountain – not just Kilimanjaro or Mt. Kenya, you should always keep this in mind.
Do not go higher than 10,000 feet if you have any of the ... [read on]
By Donovan | October 24th, 2006 | 1 Comment »
This is actually a very famous picture of Mt. Kilimanjaro although it doesn’t look like much. It’s a 1912 picture from a German explorer climbing the mountain. Scientists have been able to use this old picture ... [read on]
By Donovan | October 17th, 2006 | 3 Comments »
Here are more details on the recent death of a porter on Kilimanjaro.
It appears that the porter was sick with a very bad cough, and he was vomiting blood at some point. Unfortunately, he stayed on the mountain for ... [read on]
By Donovan | October 10th, 2006 | Comments Off
Here is a sweet picture of Barafu Camp on Kilimanjaro. Barafu Camp sits at 4600 meters and is the highest camp on the Machame route.
Looking at this picture, you can see lots ... [read on]
By Donovan | October 5th, 2006 | Comments Off
Anybody notice how the once coveted “affordable” safaris in Tanzania has now becoming downright expensive for the average person.
On July 2006, the camping and entrance fees to all Tanzania National Parks ... [read on]
By Donovan | June 28th, 2006 | 2 Comments »
Many people like to plan trips up Kilimanjaro during the holidays, normally around Christmas and New Years. I have to say, last year we took a group to the top of Kilimanjaro, arriving on the first sunrise of New Years ... [read on]
By Donovan | June 12th, 2006 | Comments Off
Many trekkers fear that climbing a high mountain, like Mt. Kilimanjaro or Mt. Kenya, that you a big chance of getting killed. The same thing is true for safariers going out into the Serengetti. They are always a bit worried ... [read on]
By Donovan | April 11th, 2006 | 1 Comment »
One of the 3 percentI can’t confirm these reports, but recently I read that 31,899 people attempted to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro last year. That’s about 7,000 more than the previous ... [read on]