Oct 312014


What will kill you? If you live in the United States, it almost certainly won’t be Ebola. Although a Sierra Leone doctor in Nebraska and a Liberian visitor in Dallas have died of the disease, the odds favor death by almost every other alternative. A 2014 National Safety Council report uses mortality data and U.S. population statistics from 2010 to synthesize the likelihood of dying by various methods. Most likely, something far less exotic will get you. What are the odds of a person living in the United States dying from Ebola? 1 in 3,934,300, or 0.000002%. If you’re worried about contracting Ebola while visiting Tanzania, the chances of that occurring is also 0%.



Oct 232014

Yes, you can climb Mount Kilimanjaro! This 85 year old did it. Bob Wheeler appears headed for an appearance in the Guinness Book of World Records. His achievement, climbing Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro, is enough to turn heads. The fact he did it at age 85 is record breaking.

“I wanted to demonstrate that when elderly, frail, tired, worn out people get to this stage of life, they don’t have to be couch potatoes. They can get out and do something that’s active, like, say climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.”


Oct 202014

We receive many inquiries concerning Ebola, so we will repeat this: there is virtually zero chance of contracting Ebola while in Tanzania. There has never been a case of Ebola in Tanzania. The current outbreak in Western Africa is as far away from Tanzania as Europe, as the map shows, more than 3,300 miles.

In order to put our customers at ease, we will allow rescheduling your climb for up to a full year later, without any fees, if a confirmed case of Ebola occurs within Tanzania.

Book with confidence with Ultimate Kilimanjaro! 1924682_882262788452403_4905176723758053866_n