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Mt Kilimanjaro - Trekili Eco Expeditions
 

When is the Best Time to Climb Mt KilimanjaroAre you looking for an excellent adventure that will allow you to enjoy an amazing and exciting experience? Well then, Mt Kilimanjaro will be the right place that can give you the best adventure that you are aspiring for. Mt Kilimanjaro is a well-known, majestic mountain that is gaining huge popularity all over the world. It is considered as one of the highest mountains in Africa. It is also the highest free standing mountain in the world that is covered by different folklore and myths. The mountain also defies logic having its glaciated peak.

Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro doesn’t require technical skills or much equipment. However, all the challenges as you travel your way to the peak of the mountain should not be taken as an easy and light activity. You need to understand and think of the possibilities that lie ahead of your climbing adventure. But the most important thing that you should always consider is the best time to climb Mt Kilimanjaro, in order to makes sure that you would be pursuing a climbing activity in a safe and effective way.

Things to Consider when Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro

People who want to climb Mt Kilimanjaro must always make sure to choose the best time when climbing the mountain to ensure that your climbing adventure will be safe, exciting and amazing as what you would expect when taking part in such an expedition. There are three essential factors that you need to consider when you decide to climb the mountain. Getting familiar with these factors is very important towards choosing the best time to climb in the mountain and these include:

Weather on Mt Kilimanjaro

People who are planning to climb the mountain must always consider the weather before pursuing their climbing activity. Mt Kilimanjaro is close to the equator and it doesn’t have hot or even cold seasons, but it has two types of rainy seasons. This is the long rainy season which is starts in the month of April and ends in May and the short rainy season during the middle month of November until December. If you opt to climb during these months, there is a greater possibility that rains would be pouring down every day. When it comes to the driest months in the mountain, it is on the month of June until October hence warm weather can be experienced.

Usual Time for Numerous Mountain Activities

Business on the mountain in accommodating huge numbers of people is also another factor people need to consider. Certainly, more people choose to climb the mountain during the month of June until October hence you find these months as the busiest routes every day. In order to avoid problems during these months, people are choosing to climb the mountain away from Sundays and Saturdays since these days are the most chosen days of the people. They are also climbing the mountain as early as possible to get ahead of the numerous people who are going to climb the mountain as well.

Cost of Travel

Choose the best time to climb the mountain during the time where promos and discounts are provided since it can effectively lessen your travel expenses. However, the most expensive climbing activity in this mountain is particularly during its peak seasons and during summer vacation.

These are the important factors that you need to consider when you are planning to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. Considering these factors would be very essential towards achieving a safe and enjoying activity reaching the peak of the mountain effectively and conveniently.

Your Best Time to Climb Mt Kilimanjaro

Because of the mountains proximity in its equator, the entire region of the mountain are not experiencing extreme weather during winter and summer, rather it is experiencing wet and dry season. Therefore knowing these things, people can already figure out that the best time to climb Mt Kilimanjaro would be on the driest months. This is to assure of the people’s safety since risks can be evidently associated when climbing the mountain and the weather is known to be foul.

Rains, mud, and even snow and ice during the rainy season would be very dangerous to the climber. Although during the dry season, there are huge numbers of people climbing the mountain but still you need to go along with them since this would be the nicest weather and the best time for you to climb the mountain.

The month of January, February and even September would be the best months for when it comes to the weather and it is also the busiest month where numerous people are climbing the mountain. October, November and until December would be rainy seasons hence afternoon rains would be occurring although the skies would be clear during the evenings and mornings of these months.

When the magnificent glaciers of the mountain are evidently seen, most of the climbers scheduled their climbing activity on this day in order to coincide with the spectacular celestial event that is primarily occurring for only once every month. Another thing which makes this day as the peak season for climbers is because of the bright moon that enhances their visibility during their climbing activity.

However, you may choose whatever month you want to climb the mountain provided you are ready to face all the obstacles associated with the weather. You need to make sure that you are physically fit and ready to engage in a strenuous climbing activity in order to reach the peak of the mountain safely.

You can climb the mountain and reach its peak any time you want. But remember to assure that you are well-conditioned in terms of your health and the weather that is present on the mountain. You need to make sure all elements of your Mt Kilimanjaro Trek has the proper conditions to assure safety trekking and climbing activity on the mountain. So, if you want to climb Mt Kilimanjaro, make sure that you are aware of the best time to pursue your climbing adventure. This is one way of making sure that you can reach the summit and return down the mountain safely.

Climbing Kilimanjaro in Shorts

Posted on: April 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

The weather and elements that your body will be subjected to during your ascent to the top of Kilimanjaro are extremely varied. Climbing Kilimanjaro in Shorts has been done but it is recommended that you protect yourself from the elements with the right items.

When you start your ascent from the base of the mountain you’ll be warm and probably even hot, but as you climb higher and higher it will get colder but you’ll also be climbing closer to the sun.

Most people don’t have the ability to control their own body temperature but there is a man from the Netherlands called Wim Hof who can do just that.

Wim is quite unique in that he has learned through meditation to literally control his body temperature and after recent tests it has been discovered that he also has the ability to control his immune system.

The Iceman (as he’s known) has set countless world records for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures which would cause serious medical issues or death in the average person.

wim hof climbing kili in shorts

He believes that we all have the ability to develop these incredible skills and has created a training system to help people do just that. Wim has been studied over the past few years and those studies have confirmed that simply by harnessing his mind through meditation he is able to control his body temperature and produce more antibodies which help to fight infection and disease.

In February 2009, Wim summited Kilimanjaro in 2 days wearing only shorts. He has successfully trained people to be instructors in his methods to show others across the world how they can control their physiology processes to withstand the cold but more importantly adapt to altitude and reduce altitude sickness.

At the beginning of 2014, a group of 26 people climbed Kilimanjaro using the Wim Hof Method (WHM) which enabled them to climb to the top in only 48 hours, and some of the climbers were only wearing shorts! 24 climbers even reached the highest peak on Kilimanjaro which is the Uhuru Peak and is 5895 meters high.

If you’ve studied and practice the Wim Hof Method and completed the full amount of training required to do this, and have the right team in place then this is clearly an incredible feat of physical endurance.

There is however something very important lacking from this experience and that is time.

Taking your time to climb Kilimanjaro using the traditional methods of climbing Pole, Pole not only ensures you don’t suffer with any high altitude side effects but also ensures you’re able to take in the whole experience.

Every step you take enables you to see something different and if you’re trekking up the mountain at warp speed, you can miss so much that you might never see again in your lifetime and we think that would be a shame.

Using the Wim Hof Method could certainly help you acclimatise and would probably be a great addition to training for your trek up mount Kili. Learning advanced breathing techniques whilst developing your fitness training would certainly put you in an excellent position for your Kilimanjaro trek.

When you climb a mountain, always take time to stop and smell the flowers, see the beauty in the nature around you and breathe in the whole experience with every step you take.

The Chagga People of Kilimanjaro

Posted on: April 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

When you arrive in the Kilimanjaro rejoin you will no doubt be greeted with warm smiles and the word Karibu which means welcome in Swahili. This means that you will have come into with the Chagga people of Kilimanjaro.

The Chagga tribe are the third largest ethnic group in Tanzania and they like most Tanzanians speak Swahili which is a Bantu language. The Chaga (as they are also known) are traditionally farmers who cultivate crops such as millet, plantains, bananas and coffee. They are also one of the richest tribes thanks to their cultivation of the fertile lands of Kilimanjaro.

chagga people kilimanjaro tanzania

When you go to Tanzania to climb Mt Kilimanjaro you will get to know some of the Chagga tribe very well because they make excellent porters having not only grown up trekking the mountain but having also developed the art of carrying on the head. Today you will find Chagga people doing all types of work from administration to engineering because the Chagga are known to be hard working and industrious.

In the past the Chagga tribes were split up into chiefdoms and Mount Kili became a trading pass, so who better to guide you and support you on your trek to the summit than the ancestors of the original tribes! No one knows this mountain better than the people who grew up living in its shadow.

A lot of the porters on Kili hail from the Chagga people and are proud to continue working on the mountain of their ancestors. They will go to great lengths to ensure your climb is safe and successful because they have such a strong work ethic.

As you climb ‘pole, pole’ up the mountain, your porters will pass you carrying your heavy burden, and as you reach your camp they will have set up your tents and prepared your feast. When you feel like giving up or you are struggling with each step you take, the porters and guides are there with you every step of the way because they want nothing more than to see you succeed in your goal of reaching the summit in the safest way possible.

The Chagga are an important part of Kilimanjaro history and the porters of today are an invaluable group who make your trips to Kilimanjaro and the National Parks possible.

So when you meet a porter or guide on your trekking trip in Tanzania, Chagga or not, you can rest assured they’re a pretty special person because they are simply there to assist you.

Inspirational stories and Mount Kilimanjaro go hand in hand because it is an incredible place and there are so many amazing people that set out to summit it.

One particularly incredible woman is Neelu Memon who has already scaled mountains and is hungry for more.

Neelu was an athletic teenager who loved to snowboard, until one day she became ill and had a post-viral auto-immune response which sent her into a 4 month long coma. This left Neelu with only 30% sight and an inability to walk, talk and swallow due to injury to her brain.

Rehabilitation was an uphill struggle because Neelu had to learn to walk and talk again. Some sight returned but she still lives with limited sight, limited balance and other physical challenges on a daily basis. This was just the beginning of her journey to full health and it took a long time to get there.

But this is a determined woman and nothing was going to keep her from doing what she loved most and that was being outdoors. Since being rehabilitated, Neelu has accomplished many things that some people with full sight and perfect balance only allow themselves to dream of.

Neelu Memon Mt Aspiring

Neelu has dared to be different and has not only overcome life threatening roadblocks but has pushed beyond those limits to realise her dreams. Neelu has cycled tandem in the Paracycling World Championships, climbed Mount Aspiring in New Zealand and is the first legally blind person to complete the Speight’s Coast to Coast challenge in New Zealand.

All this before she’s even 30!

So where does this unstoppable woman plan to trek to next? Well of course Neelu’s planning on achieving something only a few dare to try and that’s to climb the Seven summits.

The Seven summits are the highest peaks across seven continents and only a handful of climbers have achieved this great feat, so it’s especially impressive that a legally blind woman is attempting such a challenging task.

Neelu is planning to climb Mt Kili in August 2014 and has already been in training to prepare for the higher altitude. Considering everything Memon has been through in the past few year’s, climbing Kilimanjaro will probably be a walk in a very high park for her.

Neelu is not only inspiring others with and without disabilities through her expedition efforts, but is also doing this in her day to day work as a Disability Issues Advisor for the Ministry of Social Development

“I really want people to believe they can do anything,” she says. “I believe any disabled person can do what they want to do when they have support.”

There seems to be a lot of truth in the saying, the only limitations you face in life are the ones which you place upon yourself.

We will be following the progress of the seven summit conquest for this amazing blind mountaineer because we have been inspired by her tenacious attitude towards adversity and life.

Are you holding yourself back from experiencing something as amazing as this? Let Neelu Memon’s personal journey inspire you to try something new and be brave enough to reach new heights.

Watch Neelu’s personal message here:

The Art of Carrying on the Head

Posted on: April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

You will often find the kind and hard working people of Tanzania offering to carry your heavy burden, especially the porters of Mt Kilimanjaro. By this they of course mean they will carry your load, on their head!

Seeing people carry huge and heavy bags, sacks and bowls on their head is usually a bit of a shock. It seems impossible and unnatural to those who have never experienced it before. But to the porters of Kilimanjaro, this is an everyday occurrence and one which they learned from being very young.

The practice of carrying weighted packages on the head dates back to ancient times and has been used to carry out daily chores such as fetching water, to show skill in tribal dances and through work such as portering.

But why does the art of carrying on the head appear to be such an easy skill for some people but causes muscle strain, spasm, pain and renders others immobile for days?

Many studies have been carried out over the year’s on how certain races have the ability to develop such a skill. The truth, it seems, still to eludes most scientists but it comes down to walking gait, muscles fibres, environment and the persons centre of gravity.

Kilimanjaro porters head carrying

These are skills that have been built up over time from youth to adulthood so they have developed this even though they appear to have more chance of succeeding than the average Westernised individual.

For those who carry loads on their heads, it seems they are able to reduce the energy which is expended during physical activity and often they are able to cancel the energy used in some cases. When tests have been carried out on Western counterparts, the energy used is unable to be decreased or cancelled and the metabolism increases which makes it virtually impossible to carry the load very far at all.

It is actually more efficient to carry a load on your head because it takes the strain off your back and makes your larger/stronger leg muscles do more of the work.

Whether it’s the sherpa’s of the Himalayas, the workers and homemakers of India, Africa and South America or the bread couriers of Egypt, they have all developed this skill which enriches their lives and the lives of others.

The porters of Kili will make your trek up the mountain a very special one for so many reasons but when they’re carrying your gear on their head whilst trekking to the summit, you’ll no doubt be in awe of their physical and mental endurance.

Unusual Animals in Tanzania

Posted on: April 03, 2014 | Comments Off on Unusual Animals in Tanzania

Tanzania is teeming with wildlife that you come to expect because you see images and mentions of them so often in the media. Zebra, hippo, giraffe, elephants and lions all get their fair share of their time in the spotlight and rightly so because they are all magnificent creatures. But there are many different species of wildlife that some have rarely been seen by most people, let alone even heard of!

We’d like to introduce you to just a few of the unique and unusual animals in Tanzania. Although if you want to see them up close and personal, then you’ll just have to book your trek or safari and come out.

Meet the Gerenuk

Gerenuk tanzania animals

The Gerenuk is (Litocranius walleri) is a long necked species of antelope which is often referred to as a giraffe necked antelope as this is where the name stems from in the Somali language. They are an unusual looking creature because their head is rather small but their eyes and ears are big, giving them a very unusual appearance.

They like to live in dry areas and don’t need much water to survive because they get most of their
daily fluid intake from dew which they consume by eating leaves, shoot and flowers on trees. The famous acacia trees in Tanzania are a particular favourite of the Gerenuk and they can often be found standing on their back legs reaching their long necks up to enjoy the berries and buds.

The Gerenuk are similar to humans in that they will be active in the day and sleep through the night, choosing a place where they can keep themselves and their young safe from predators.

Tanzania Gerenuk

Because Gerenuks and Giraffes both enjoy the acacia trees, you will often find them eating from the same trees. The Gerenuk stretching up and the Giraffe bending down.

The Gerenuk is considered Near Threatened so work has begun to monitor their species.

Meet the Bat Eared Fox

Bat eared fox tanzania animals

The Bat Eared Fox has been walking this earth for a very long time but they are not widely mentioned. Their unique ears are usually over 12 cm in length and are black which is why some refer to them as the black eared fox.

They can be found in the grasslands and savannas of Tanzania where they create dens for themselves and their offspring. Their multiple dens contain several chambers and tunnels with multiple exits for a quick escape.

Their diet mainly consists of insects but occasionally they will feast on other small animals, eggs
and even forna. They are also not big water drinkers because they get a lot of their daily fluid intake from the insects they consume.

The Bat Eared Fox is an excellent runner and can even run in reverse without losing speed in order to lose a predator. They have incredible dodging skills too which makes them hard to catch. The male does most of the work with the young and they are mostly monogamous but have been found to live in polygynous groups.

Meet the Black and Rufous Elephant Shrew

Black and rufous elephant shrew tanzania

Just as its name suggests, the Black and Rufous Elephant Shrew is a mole like mammal which has a nose like the trunk of an elephant. They grow much larger than the average Shrew and adults can reach over 25 cm. This particular Shrew is quite striking in colour with its black and red/orange coat.

They live in forests and woodlands because they prefer the leafy habitat. There are four species of giant elephant shrew and they are endemic to Africa. They have a tongue like an aardvark which helps them eat ants, termites and spiders alongside beetles and nuts.

They eat insects (beetles, termites, ants) and spiders, supplementing this with fruits and seeds.

Another fast runner, these little creatures can get up to great speeds in order to escape their predators and don’t scurry down burrows like other small mammals, they either run away or engage diversion tactics.

These shrews are considered vulnerable so work has started to protect the species.

If you are fascinated by this small collection of African wildlife then you’ll be amazed by all the animals, birds and flora you can see and learn about on a trip to Tanzania.

To learn more about African Wildlife and its conservation click here http://www.awf.org/

Tips to Reduce Altitude Sickness

Posted on: March 30, 2014 | Comments Off on Tips to Reduce Altitude Sickness

When you’re planning a trip to the roof of Africa you need to be prepared for every step you take because the elements and environment can throw a lot at you. One of the most important things to consider if you want to reach the summit of Kibo, is to take your ascent slowly to ensure you avoid altitude sickness.

Altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness (AMS) as it’s also know can be one of the main reasons people don’t summit a mountain. Because climbing Kilimanjaro doesn’t need any specialist technical equipment, you need to be extra cautious in making your ascent.

You can experience altitude sickness from a height of only 1,500m above sea level, anything higher than this and that experience can become more severe if you ascend too quickly. The mighty Mt Kili is the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, so this is considered extreme altitude at over 5,500m above sea level.

Even the fittest, most experienced mountaineer can experience altitude sickness.

Altitude sickness can include a whole host of symptoms such as headache, dizziness, tiredness, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, sickness and difficulty sleeping. Symptoms can get worse and lead to prolonged breathlessness, double vision, altered mental state, persistent cough and even convulsions. These serious symptoms are very rare but do happen so it’s always best to be aware.

pole pole mount Kilimanjaro altitude mountain sickness

Here’s our top tips to reduce altitude sickness:

1- Take Your Time

If you ascend the mountain at a slow and steady pace, you not only ensure you take in the whole experience as it should be, but you also ensure you acclimatize along the way. The guides and porters are honestly not trying to hold you back from reaching the summit, they are trying to ensure you get there in the safest way possible!

2 – Prepare for altitude

Ensure you carry out a great deal of mountain training to ensure you’re in peak fitness and health, as well as taking regular hikes at higher altitudes. All of this will help to ensure you have the best chance at avoiding or at least reducing the affects of altitude sickness.

3 – Pick the right route

There are several route options to climb Mt Kili and each of them has their benefits. If you pick a longer route the climb is steadier which gives you a lot more time to get used to the changes in atmosphere and elements. Remember to story about the tortoise and the hare?

4 – Stay well hydrated

Most people need about 2 litres of water a day to be at optimum health any day of the year. So when you climb a mountain it’s extremely important to stay well hydrated and we recommend at least 4 litres of filtered water a day.

5 – Protect yourself

The altitude alone can lead to mountain sickness but there are other elements that can exacerbate the symptoms such as the sun. Use a sunscreen and lip balm which has at least 30 SPF or ideally 50! Sunglasses with 100% UVA and UVB protection are the best option, although you could consider the latest sunglass protection and get the UV400 which incorporates both.

6 – Choose the right trekking company

With a mountain expedition at this altitude, your safety should be their number one priority. As standard your trekking company of choice should provide highly trained guides and porters that are medically trained as Wilderness First Responders and carry a pulse-oximeter, a hyperbaric chamber and carry out daily medical checks to ensure you are safe to climb and show no symptoms that can lead to complications on your ascent.

Q: Experienced altitude sickness yourself? What tips do you have for other climbers?

Share your personal experiences below.

The Deadly Lake That Breeds Life

Posted on: March 26, 2014 | Comments Off on The Deadly Lake That Breeds Life

Lake Natron is a rare red gem which glistens in the sunlight under the beating African sun. Temperatures in the lake can reach 140 °F and the water can become almost as alkaline as ammonia making it extremely toxic to most species.

It is located in Northern Tanzania next to the Kenyan border, in between the Serengeti National Park and the Kilimanjaro National Park.

The lake has received a lot of attention over the past few months and that’s because of a photographer called Nick Brandt who came across birds and bats which had been calcified by the high levels of salts and minerals found in the water.

There have been some negative things said about the lake because of the images and it has been portrayed in some media as a very dangerous place. It’s been called a deadly lake because of the effect it has on some wildlife. But despite the lake not supporting much wildlife, there is one breed of flamingo that thrives there. So for this reason we’ve dubbed it the deadly lake that breeds life.

At Lake Natron, Spirulina and Lesser Flamingos are perfectly at home.

lake natron

The Lesser Flamingoes use the lake as their only breeding ground in East Africa and despite there being over 2 million Flamingoes who flock there to breed, they are greatly threatened by those who wish to make profit from the salts and minerals the lake has to offer.

Because of its rare biodiversity, it is now protected by Ramsar, which protects Wetlands of International Importance and the RSPB (along with many other conservation projects) who all keep a close eye on its wildlife.

The Lesser Flamingos build their nests on small islands, surrounded by the water which is toxic to their predators. This helps them protect their young and gives the breed a greater chance of survival, which is rather clever thinking in our book.

The Flamingos feed on the algae rich shores of the lake and enjoy a particular algae that has become popular in the Western health craze called Spirulina. The blue/green algae which also contains red pigments is a vital food source for the pink birds.

the crimson wing flamingos

The mummified creatures that were portrayed in the images were about death caused by the waters of the lake but another couple set out to show the life of the lake in a film called The Crimson Wing – Mysteries of the Flamingo back in 2010.

The film focuses on the flamingos and the biodiversity of the lake, and how humans must work together to help protect this sacred breeding ground of the Lesser Flamingo and its other inhabitants.

You can see the trailer for the film below and read an interview with one of the film makers (Melanie Finn) by clicking link here http://goodfilmguide.co.uk/interview-with-melanie-finn/

Benefits of Eco Holidays

Posted on: March 22, 2014 | Comments Off on Benefits of Eco Holidays

The dictionary states that ecology means not harmful to the environment, it speaks of a sense of care for our natural habitat and a respect for nature. These values are the backbone of our Kilimanjaro treks and Serengeti safaris so we want to share with you the true benefits of eco holidays.

ec·o
[ek-oh, ee-koh] Show IPA Informal.
adjective
1.
ecological or environmental.
2.
not harmful to the environment: an eco resort with no air conditioning.
eco-
a combining form representing ecology, in the formation of compounds ( ecosystem; ecotype ); also with the more general sense “environment,” “nature,” “natural habitat” ( ecocide; ecolaw; ecopolitics ).

Taking an eco holiday is far different than going on the usual beach holiday in a typical holiday destination. With this alternative type of holiday, you are able to experience a completely different side where you can embrace local culture, communities and nature while having very little (if any) impact on your host country.

Benefits of Eco Holidays

You will be able to venture into unspoilt areas where you can experience the wildlife and natural resources and enjoy the environment without causing any damage.

The benefits of an eco holiday allow you to have minimal impact on the environment, support local economy, local people, provide conservation; protect wildlife and plant life.

Eco tourism is experiencing the environment whilst also preserving and protecting it.

By booking with a locally owned eco trekking company based in Tanzania you cut your carbon footprint because you’re dealing direct instead of booking through an overseas travel company that subcontracts to a local one.

If you care about the ethics, safety, treatment of employees, environment and wildlife of the place you visit then you will want to ensure you book your trip with an eco holiday company.

Invest in an experience that helps preserve the landscape and wildlife for future generations instead of what so many that have gone before us have done which was to destroy it without thought for the future.

This planet needs our protection and especially an place as magnificent as Kilimanjaro.

A trekking expedition has a very low impact on its environment so it’s the ideal choice for anyone who wants to experience local culture and animals in their natural habitat and see some of the greatest sights in the whole world. When you also choose a company that goes out of their way to ensure you leave no trace, you can be certain you chose the right eco holiday company to travel with.

An eco holiday can be an unforgettable adventure and you can be sure that the local communities will also benefit a great deal from your visit.

If you’re looking for a unique experience on your next trip then an eco trekking holiday could be just what you’re looking for.

Summer Holiday Destination with Adventure

Posted on: March 20, 2014 | Comments Off on Summer Holiday Destination with Adventure

When it comes to booking your summer holiday, of course you could opt for the usual suspects of a beach or city break in Europe or America, but why not consider something a little different with your partner, friends or family this summer?

Step out of your holiday comfort zone and choose a holiday with a difference.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain

How about a summer holiday with adventure in the breathtaking land of Tanzania?

If you book your summer holiday now, there’s still plenty of time for you to get in fantastic shape for scaling the great Mount Kilimanjaro or its little sister marvelous Mount Meru. We recommend a minimum of 3 months mountain trekking training to ensure you’re fit enough to reach the summit of either mountain. So if you booked your trip now for June onwards then you’d be in perfect time for enjoying some of the best months of trekking in Tanzania.

September and October are the very best months to trek but June, July and August also offer ideal conditions which is perfect timing for the summer holidays if you want to take your kids on a holiday of a lifetime.

Summer Holiday Destination with Adventure

Imagine the stories they’d be sharing when they arrived back at school! Not everyone can say they’ve summited Mt Kibo or Mt Meru, seen lions in the wild, met a Masai tribe, swam in a natural hot spring in the African wilderness or trekked across the Serengeti. These are the sorts of experiences that stay with a person a lifetime and are ideal experiences for young and impressionable minds because lessons can be learnt on an african adventure such as this.

You could choose a Serengeti Safari taking in all the sites of the African wilderness such as Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Shifting Sands and the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. Taking a safari trip will enable you to see tree climbing lions, elephants, giraffes, black rhinos, flamingos, hippos and no end of incredible plant and birdlife.

The Serengeti and Kilimanjaro regions are filled with history so visiting Tanzania is also a chance to understand more about the evolution of the human race, the geology and ecology of our planet, and the traditions of the local tribes people.

Choosing an adventure expedition will fill you with excitement. Every step you take will lead to somewhere new, every way you turn will show you something incredible. Adventure feeds the spirit and builds character. You will return a different person to the one that arrived.

If you choose to summit Mt Killi or Mt Meru then there will inevitably be struggle and toil in your journey but there will also be smiles, leaps and laughs along your trek to the top. There are very few holidays in the world that can cause you to feel such a wide spectrum of emotions in one trip.

There is something unexplainable about any journey you take in Tanzania. It is one of the most incredible countries in the world and one which has the ability to alter a person, for the better.

“The best journeys in life are those that answer questions you never thought to ask.” ~ Rich Ridgeway

If you’re interested in a summer holiday destination with adventure in mind then look no further than booking an eco trek up Mount Kilimanjaro or a Safari trip in the Serengeti. Very little else compares, but you can find that out for yourself when you get here.

Book now so you can start training and planning for your summer holiday adventure in Tanzania.

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