Category: Kilimanjaro

4 February 2022
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Kilimanjaro in Pictures

We were so excited for our first trips back to Kilimanjaro after Covid put a halt to expeditions for almost two years. We ended up running two trips just a few days apart, with two groups heading up to the summit in January. And because a photo tells a thousand words, we’ve put together a collection of shots from the trekkers on our trips. If you’re curious about seeing Kilimanjaro in pictures, we’ve got a great selection below!

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How do I pee on Kilimanjaro?

If you’re well used to hiking in the Irish hills, you’re probably no stranger to the old Bush Toilet (i.e., squatting behind a tree). But when you’re climbing the highest mountain in Africa, there are a few other elements to take into consideration. For one, the temperatures are a hell of a lot cooler than they are in Wicklow! If you’re wondering how you pee on Kilimanjaro, then we’ve got the post for you…

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How to pack a first aid kit for Kilimanjaro

While we send a doctor on every single one of our expeditions, you will also need to pack your own first aid kit. Our doctor will have medications, but you need to have your own everyday kit for personal use, too. But what do you need to bring? What kind of medicine will you need? This post will tell you how to pack a first aid kit for Kilimanjaro, with all the advice you will need. It’s worth pointing out that this is not medical advice – always consult your doctor before travelling to Tanzania.  

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Safari drive after Kilimanjaro

hen you’re going all the way to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro, it would be a shame not to tag on a safari drive as well. After all, Tanzania is one of the best places in the world for safari. In utterly beautiful locations, you can go and see the Big Five (lions, leopards, black rhinoceros, African elephants and buffalo). But you can also see all of the other wonderful animals native to the region, like giraffes, zebra and antelope. Plus, it’s easier than you might think to sneak in a quick safari before you leave… If you fancy doing a safari drive after Kilimanjaro, here’s all you need to know.

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Avoiding mosquitoes on Kilimanjaro

When you’re heading off on an expedition, there are often a few medical chores to take care of before you go. You might need to get some vaccinations, or pick up some prescriptions. And if you’re heading off to climb Kilimanjaro, you’ll need to get malarial prophylaxis, too. While this is something you need to discuss with either your doctor or the Travel Health Clinic, it might have you wondering about mosquitoes on Kilimanjaro. If you’re wondering about how you can avoid them as much as possible, here’s some advice… 

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How to take great photos on Kilimanjaro

When you’re going somewhere as incredible as Kilimanjaro, you want to make sure you have great photos to show for it. But as you’re going to be packing a lot into your day pack as it is, you might not want to bring a heavy camera with you. Luckily, you can capture some fantastic shots now using only your phone. If you’re wondering how to take great photos on Kilimanjaro on your phone, this guide is for you! If, however, you want to take your proper DSLR and capture some incredible shots, our guide by the amazing photographer Brendan Hynes is here. 

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The videos to watch before climbing Kilimanjaro

We’ve got loads of treks to Kilimanjaro scheduled for 2022. So that means we have a load of people who are ready to get excited! It’s natural to have a lot of questions before a trek, particularly if this is your first expedition. Remember, you can read all about the trip in our Ultimate Guide to Kilimanjaro. But if you want to get some visual aid, here are all of our videos to watch before climbing Kilimanjaro…

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Inside the Culture: Tanzania

We’ve always had a deep love, respect and understanding of the countries we visit. After all, a trip with Earth’s Edge will really immerse you in the heart of a country. You’ll walk with the local guides and porters, learn all about the people and meet them along the way, too. We believe that this is the best way to experience a new culture. Which is what inspired our new blog series, Inside the Culture: Tanzania! In this, we’re going to look at what makes the countries we visit so special. To kick things off, we’re starting with our beloved Tanzania, home of Kilimanjaro.

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What Do I Do About My Period On Kilimanjaro?

Oh, periods. The bane of womankind all over the world. We’re not going to try and convince you they’re not a gigantic pain (and we mean that literally as well as figuratively) but they’re something we all have to deal with. But while we’re all used to them at home, what happens if you get your period on Kilimanjaro? With a lot of tricky factors at play, this is something all girls have to think about before they set off to Tanzania. Here’s a post that will hopefully alleviate some of your anxieties…

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