Short Guide to Climbing Mt Kilimajaro

Short Guide to Climbing Mt Kilimajaro

As Africa's highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro is a popular climb, and quite a challenging one, too. But unlike the great peaks in the Himalaya, which are only accessible to the very best climbers, Kilimanjaro can be conquered by any fit person with a bit of luck and ambition. It is also less dangerous to climb Kilimanjaro. Which is not to say that Kilimanjaro is less of a climb. The fact that it is a free-standing mountain (not part of a massif or mountain group), allows Mt Kilimanjaro to be ... [ read more ]

Africa's Best Rainforest Nature Reserves

Africa’s Best Rainforest Nature Reserves

Africa is the land of safaris par excellence and you've probably seen countless pictures of golden savannas and their fantastic wildlife so far. But not all safaris take place in Africa's grasslands. Most of the center and west coast of Africa is covered by deep rainforests, in which one can find the most incredible species. The jungles continue to be the most mysterious territory on the African continent: traveling here is like exploring virgin land. Luckily, some small portions of the Afri... [ read more ]