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2409, 2017

Kilimanjaro climb success rates

Kilimanjaro climb Success Rate – How Many People Reach the Summit For many, climbing Kilimanjaro is the experience of a lifetime. It’s also a fairly big investment and you therefore need to understand your chances of actually reaching the summit and which routes give you the best chance at doing that. For any good operator, the answer is of course the latter. However, as we say, this does bring down summit success rate figures. Worse than this, some operators will simply make up their statistics. One of the major problems is that, except for the old and out-dated Kilimanjaro National [...]

2409, 2017

Kilimanjaro climb first aid kit

Mount Kilimanjaro been the highest point in Africa and the second in the World after the range of mountain Himalayas which makes the eight thousands high of Mountain Everest, Kilimanjaro is also the highest free standing mountain in the World (no range of mountains to support rather it has a forty {40} kilometers long base). While travelling to a foreign country one should expect to have an easy situation due to the following facts:-1: The weather condition of your mother country in some degrees differs to the destination you will be.2: The food and water you will be using will [...]

2409, 2017

How to treat altitude sickness on Kilimanjaro

Descent is the most effective cure for AMS. The chances are that on your trek you will see at least one poor sod being wheeled down Kili, surrounded by porters and strapped to the strange unicycle-cum-stretcher device that KINAPA uses for evacuating the sick and suffering from the mountain. But in some severe cases descent is not enough. Diamox is also usually given, though again, if the victim has been suffering for a while or Diamox is not available, some other treatment may be used such as: Some of the upmarket trek operators may carry a gamow bag with them. This is a man-sized plastic [...]

2409, 2017

How to avoid altitude sickness on Kilimanjaro

Acclimatizing for Kilimanjaro Altitude sickness is avoidable. The only surefire way to to do is to take your time climbing Kilimanjaro. Opting to save money by climbing the mountain as quickly as possible is a false economy: the chances are you will have to turn back because of altitude sickness and all your efforts (and money) will be wasted. According to the Expedition Advisory Committee at the Royal Geographical Society, the recommended acclimatization period for any altitude greater than 2500m is to sleep no more than 300m higher than your previous night’s camp, and to spend an extra night at every third camp. [...]

2409, 2017

how much does safari cost Tanzania

how much does safari cost Tanzania Safaris can range widely in cost - depending on how many days, how many people, the level of luxury you're looking for and many other factors. How Much Does a Safari Cost? A Guide to Tanzania Safari Prices An Investment in Adventure When people first look into Tanzania safari prices, they might experience a moment of ‘sticker shock’. As a developing nation, many people expect Tanzania to be a cheap destination. However, the safari industry is big business in Tanzania, and those looking for a bargain might be surprised when they see how much [...]

2409, 2017

When is the Best Time to Climb Kilimanjaro

Due to Mount Kilimanjaro's proximity to the equator, this region does not experience the extremes of winter and summer weather, but rather dry and wet seasons. Therefore, the best time to climb Kilimanjaro tends to be the warmest and driest months. The primary issue is safety, as the risks associated with climbing increase significantly when the weather is foul. The effects of rain, mud, snow, ice and cold can be very strenuous on the body. Correspondingly, your chances of a successful summit also increases significantly with nice weather. Of course, the mountain gets more foot traffic during these periods as well. [...]