Welcome to Kenya

Say Kenya and imagine two pitures: wild, wide plains and proud warriors. This is maybe the most touristic state in Eastern Africa, as for safari and animal watching are concerned. A magic land of contrasts, it goes from the sea to the mountains, from a hot African climate to rainy cool highlands and woods. The [...]
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Kilimanjaro Itineraries 5: the Rongai Route

When you want to climb Kilimanjaro you have a large choice among many itineraries. Most of them are on the south-eastern side of the volcano. Only Rongai takes a different way, and maybe this is the reason why you should decide for this one.  Rongai is the route you do not expect, an adventure to [...]
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Kilimanjaro Itineraries 4: Shira Plateau

Shira Route used to be the only road to climb Kilimanjaro, in the past. It was then replaced by Lemosho and Mweka, but recovered in recent years. Today, this is one of the most charming routes to the great volcano, though not so many people choose it as their safari. The main problem with this [...]
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Kilimanjaro Itineraries 3: the Umbwe Route

At first sight there is no difference between Umbwe Route and Machame Route. Both are parts of the longer Mweka Itinerary, the stops and the locations are almost the same. So why choose Umbwe instead of any other path to the top of Kilimanjaro? Because Umbwe is for tough people, and if you want to [...]
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Kilimanjaro Itineraries 2: the Machame Route

There are three itineraries to the top of Kilimanjaro that are connected like a chain to a main path called Mweka. The Mweka Route can be seen as a separate road or as the semi-circular ring that includes also Machame, Umbwe and Shira itineraries. So when you read about one of these ways you are [...]
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