Can I Climb During the Rainy Season?

Can I Climb During the Rainy Season?

Most people avoid climbing during Mount Kilimanjaro’s two rainy seasons. However, it is certainly possible to climb Kilimanjaro during these periods. The long rainy season begins in mid-March and lasts through early June.  The short rainy season is from November to early…

Diamox: Does it Mask AMS?

Diamox: Does it Mask AMS?

Diamox is a brand name of a prescription drug know as acetazolamide. The medication is used for a variety of purposes. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved acetazolamide in 1953. So what exactly does Diamox do? It is actually quite…

What’s the Masai Village Visit?

What’s the Masai Village Visit?

While in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will have the opportunity to visit a Masai village, known as a boma.  It typically costs about $50 per vehicle, although the fee is negotiable.  Whether or not a boma visit is worthwhile is dependent…

What Gear Brands are Best?

What Gear Brands are Best?

Outfitting yourself for Kilimanjaro does not have to be expensive. If you have seen our comprehensive gear list, you know that there is quite a bit of gear and equipment needed to climb Kilimanjaro. This is a given because of the extreme…