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…

Swahili Phrases

Swahili Phrases

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…

Caution Signs

Caution Signs

Signs at the park gates offer words of caution for climbers.  Here’s what they say:  POINTS TO REMEMBER Hikers attempting to reach the summit should be physically fit. If you have a sore throat, cold or breathing problems, do not go beyond…