What to Expect on Your 7 Day Kilimanjaro Trek

I spent months preparing for my hike up to Mount Kilimanjaro. I researched and researched more. I exercised. I was confident in our guide company, Pristine Trails. But when I woke up early in the morning in my Moshi hotel room on the day of my hike, I had no way of truly knowing what I was going to experience in the next seven days. Read More …

How to Choose the Best Kilimanjaro Guides

When I first started planning for my Kilimanjaro trek, I was overwhelmed by the number of tour operators available for hire. I read review after review of various Kilimanjaro tour operators but wasn’t sure which factors to look out for that would be most crucial to my success. Now, having just summited Kilimanjaro with a company that contributed vastly to my success (thank you Pristine Read More …

Complete Kilimanjaro Packing List: Kilimanjaro Gear Recommendations and Tips

Each day is an opportunity for a new adventure, and soon I will be embarking on a new adventure to the tallest mountain in Africa: Mount Kilimanjaro. At nearly 20,000 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world and typically takes between 6-8 days to hike. For the first time in my life, I will need to factor into my packing certain Read More …

Surviving Marrakesh

The following is a guest post by Kathy James of Walkabout Wanderer. I have been to Morocco three times over the past 18 months, so it is pretty clear that I love Morocco. Coming from the UK, I can arrive in Africa, submersed in a completely different culture, in only four hours. However, my love for Morocco stems from more than just the interesting culture or the convenience in which Read More …