Do I Have to Wear Hiking Boots on Kilimanjaro?

Do I Have to Wear Hiking Boots on Kilimanjaro?

When choosing your footwear for Kilimanjaro, you should consider these factors: warmth waterproofness ankle support weight traction For most people, the appropriate footwear is boots.  Compared to trail shoes, boots offer superior warmth, which will be immensely important should temperatures dip below zero.  Additionally, boots support…

Diamox: Does it Mask AMS?

Diamox: Does it Mask AMS?

To adapt to altitude, one needs to breathe more frequently during ascent to make up for the thinning air. What Diamox does is it increases the respiratory rate, speeding up acclimatization. The manufacturer of Diamox states that in their tests, “pulmonary function…

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?

As long as you get name brand gear, the specific brand doesn’t matter much. Patagonia, The North Face, Mountain Hardwear, REI, Arcteryx, Marmot, etc. all make high quality clothing. The brand you pick is up to you and your personal preference. The…