BT Red Nose Climb on Kilimanjaro

BT Red Nose Climb on Kilimanjaro

A band of nine UK celebrities are climbing Kilimanjaro in a charity climb, known as the BT Red Nose Climb for Comic Relief (Comic Relief is a British charity organization).  The goal of this trek is to raise money to help  the people of Africa combat malaria.  Malaria is the…

Red Nose Climb Group Summits Kilimanjaro

Red Nose Climb Group Summits Kilimanjaro

All nine members of the Red Nose Climb made it to the summit today.  Although nearly all climbers experienced some form of altitude sickness or minor injuries during the climb, they each made the gruelling ascent in the cold, windy mountain air and reached Uhuru…

Useful Swahili Phrases You Should Learn

Useful Swahili Phrases You Should Learn

Swahili and English are the main languages spoken in Tanzania.  Here are some useful phrases: English Swahili Hello Jambo How are you? Habari? Fine Mzuri Sana What’s your name? Jina lako nin nani? My name is… Jina langu ni… Goodbye Kwaheri Please…

How Do I Book Flights Within Tanzania/Africa?

How Do I Book Flights Within Tanzania/Africa?

Air Tanzania, Precision Air, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Air and other local carriers that serve Tanzania are sometimes difficult to deal with.  Their websites might be down, do not allow online booking, and telephone calls and e-mails frequently go unanswered. A dependable way to…

Kilimanjaro Climb Survey, Part 2

Kilimanjaro Climb Survey, Part 2

Continuing on the previous post on the Kilimanjaro Climb Survey, below are the summarized results of the last 10 questions: 76% of climbers experienced at least one symptom of altitude sickness 33% of climbers used Diamox 100% of climbers rated their fitness level…

Kilimanjaro Climb Survey, Part 1

Kilimanjaro Climb Survey, Part 1

Earlier this month, Ultimate Kilimanjaro posted a Kilimanjaro Climb Survey on the discussion forums of Lonely Planet, Summit Post and Trip Advisor.  The purpose of the survey was to collect data that could assist others who are considering climbing Kilimanjaro in their decision making….