How Hard is it to climb

😅How Hard is it to Climb Kilimanjaro?😥


While we are often told by those who have climbed with us – including professional athletes – that they underestimated how difficult it would be to climb Kilimanjaro and that it turned out to be one of the hardest things they had ever done in their lives, in spite of this, almost anyone who is willing to train two or three times a week for three months, and who is strongly self-motivated and does not give up easily when faced with hardship and mental and physical discomfort, would be expected to reach the summit, Uhuru Peak.

That said, we encourage readers to explore this website in some detail, as there are nonetheless some inevitable – but largely mitigable – risks to the health and safety of trekkers on the mountain that everyone should be aware of.

Risks of this nature include the onset of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and its possible development to life-threatening conditions such as pulmonary or cerebral oedema (HAPE and HACE), if not identified and treated at the earliest stages – a process that largely requires the climber’s own cooperation and communication – as well as non-lethal threats that can compromise an otherwise successful tour, such as failure to anticipate the extent to which low oxygen

Such considerations may mean that in spite of the fact that a climber has previously experienced comfort while wearing ski gloves at minus 15 degrees Centigrade when skiing at 2,000 metres, at 5,000 metres they will nonetheless risk frostbite at only minus 10 unless they wear generously filled down mittens, or similar.

These issues are not obvious or extrapolatable from non-altitude related pursuits and since we have encountered many disappointed climbers on Kilimanjaro who evidently did not consult their organiser in very great depth, we would emphasise the extent to which early and detailed communication with your chosen expedition coordinator is in your best interests, if wanting to summit comfortably and safely.👇




Japan in Africa.

FEATURE: Japan in Africa

A Cup of African Coffee Filled with Happiness

Japan is one of the biggest coffee-loving countries in the world, and African brews are especially popular here thanks to happy relations between Japan and African nations

A Japanese expert explains to producers the differences between good and flawed beans at a coffee-washing station.

A Japanese expert with producers. By providing in-person support on site, they build up trust. Those efforts are also improving coffee bean quality.

If you walk down the streets of Tokyo, you may see several coffee shops lining a given block, with coffee beans from around the world on display. These days, coffee is an everyday essential for the Japanese, and Japan is the world’s sixth-largest importer of coffee by total volume.[1] Most of those imports come from Central and South America, Asia, Oceania and Africa. Beans from Africa in particular have been garnering increasing attention over the years.

Japanese connoisseurs are increasingly exploring the beans in search of more diverse flavors, as each kind of African coffee has unique traits that depend on its country of origin. Mocha beans from Ethiopia have a characteristically mellow sourness, while Kilimanjaro coffee beans from Tanzania feature a wilder flavor. In Japan, even scarce Malawi coffee, which used to be a rarity, has become easy to find.

Producers have few opportunities to drink the coffee brewed from their beans. That contact with the end-product made from their crops helps them understand what they are achieving and fosters their self-esteem.

These fruits, called coffee cherries, contain beans that are processed into coffee beans for delivery to consumers. African coffee beans exhibit a diversity of traits that vary according to place of origin.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency ( JICA) has adopted various approaches to support the African coffee business. JICA has been involved in coffee cultivation trials in Uganda since 2002 and technical training in Malawi since 2004, and it has been helping businesses in Ethiopia gain international certifications and export certified coffee beans since 2012.

Furthermore, in 2016, JICA launched the Project for Strengthening the Coffee Value Chain in Rwanda in response to a request from the Rwandan government. The intent of this project is to raise awareness about quality standards among the people in the business while boosting the production volume and international competitiveness of Rwandan coffee. Support to improve their business extends to all processes: production, selection, processing, distribution, and sales. Japan sends experts and Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers to work hand-in-hand with locals.

Efforts are made to implement the best improvements that will not burden the producers with extra cost or labor, and emphasis is placed on carefully explaining the reasons for the value chain while listening to the producers’ needs. This support covers all aspects of the plantation, from soil improvement to guidance on water-washing based coffee processing.

Since many producers do not have direct experience drinking coffee, the project also aims to better inform producers on what makes a delicious cup of coffee. This is done by holding tasting sessions to compare good and faulty beans and provide instructions on how to brew. When producers know what makes for a tasty cup of coffee, they are motivated to make delicious coffee beans and feel greater pride when rated highly according to global standards.

Tomoyuki Otsuka, a young entrepreneur and founder of Sarutahiko Coffee, is a leading authority on specialty coffees that are even tastier than mainstream coffees.
He has introduced quality coffees with rich flavors to a wide swath of the Japanese market.

Sarutahiko Coffee is a popular Japanese coffee chain with 13 stores nationwide. It handles African coffees from countries such as Rwanda, Ethiopia and Burundi. The company’s founder, Tomoyuki Otsuka, has been especially interested in Rwandan coffee. He said, “Rwandan products are special coffees that delight you with berry- like flavors. I often mix them in to accentuate a blend.”

Otsuka says he was first fascinated by coffee because of African products. “It was eye-opening to drink intensely tasty coffees with a flavor that’s elegant like wine, or with a floral accent like a rose.”

Nothing would make a cup of African coffee more deeply flavorful than for Japan’s assistance to bear delicious fruit
in Africa and yield returns that make life better for African producers.

Addresses Women’s Menstrual Health.👇

Young girls skip school during their menstrual period because they can’t afford hygiene products. We provide washable, reusable pads to these girls so that they can stay in school. Longterm, we will help limit the ecological damage caused by disposable pads being thrown into rivers and on the streets in rural areas where there is no municipal trash collection. This project will also create jobs and seamstress training for local women in our Sewing Project to make pads. ,👇
🧠 Challenge

In Africa/Tanzania, in the impoverished area of Kilimanjaro, we find underprivileged girls and young women are struggling with their menstruation cycles. Many are too poor to afford hygiene products each month. There is also the environmental factor of non-reusable pads being thrown into the rivers and land, as this part of rural Limpopo has no trash collection.

🙏🏿 Solution 👇👩‍✈️👩‍💼👩‍🎓👩

We aim to provide reusable/washable sanitary pads, produced by the Kilimanjaro Organic Coffee Community Organisation Sewing Project using local women as seamstresses. We have an existing network for distribution as our not-for-profit medical clinics reach more than 20000 young women and girls annually. These pads will have a long operational use, therefore it will cut down on discarded disposable pads as non-recyclable, and hazardous, waste in the community.

💯Long-Term Impact 🧚🧞👩‍⚕️

The project will have a positive environmental impact because it will decrease the amount of waste dumped in rivers and on land by replacing disposable sanitary pads with washable, reusable pads in 1600 homes. It will have a cost-saving effect for local young women and girls by eliminating the monthly expense of sanitary pads and tampons. The project will also uplift these young women by providing training and jobs for them to become seamstresses.

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Adventure’tours”trekking”safari”Africa” exploring’

Hiking is a bit like life:

The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other…again and again and again.

And if you allow yourself the opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek,

you will witness beauty every step of the way,

not just at the summit.

Our number 1 priority is to provide superb customer service. Since our establishment, we have provided our clients with all the travel services they need to ensure a memorable, hassle free vacation. Whatever type of trip you are looking to take, we’ve got you covered. Get in touch today and we’ll take care of the rest.


Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you are climbing it.

Our number 1 priority is to provide superb customer service. Since our establishment, we have provided our clients with all the travel services they need to ensure a memorable, hassle free vacation. Whatever type of trip you are looking to take, we’ve got you covered. Get in touch today and we’ll take care of the rest.

Africa “Mountain Kilimanjaro”

You make it look easy. You’re a rock star in your career, well on your way to the very top, if not already there. You’re an Olympic level spouse, who would be awarded a gold medal on the podium for all you do. And forget about saving up for your children’s future therapy bills; you are their idol, perfect parent and professed best friend in the world. You are admired, slightly envied but generally beloved by all. Scratch the surface though beyond the beautifully curated Instagram posts and there was, is, and will be a lot of blood, sweat and tears in that picture perfect life. And to keep up this utopian existence? It’s a hustle. The pressure can be immense, along with the strife that living long enough brings with your colleagues, significant other and those adorable kids. Even without all of the above in your life, you’ve got a story, and something to work out. You’re one tough cookie, but there comes a time, when it’s your turn to summit a mountain. We’re here to welcome you to Tanzania and Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa at 19,341 feet.What to know ! If you can, arrange for a stand up tent for your trek. It’s a necessity if you’re sharing a tent with another person, as the standard tents are impossibly small for two people to share. Make sure to bring a good sun hat, lots of sunblock and digestive medicines. Altitude brings you both closer to the strong sun’s rays even when it’s cloudy, and we’ll leave you to research the latter part of our recommendation. Set expectations that you will be uncomfortable, and by the 4thnight you will wonder how you will survive another four more. For a lot of people, it’s not the ascent that is the issue, it’s the descent that is very challenging. Make sure your boots are very broken in prior to the trek and that you have good gel pads for your feet in case you need them. You’re also more than ready to get off the mountain after the summit, as there’s no glory in the descent.Even with knowing all this, summiting Kilimanjaro is a lifetime experience. It puts a lot about life in perspective. For many, it gives you a chance to work out whatever it is you need to on your life on the mountain. There is luxury, and there is the luxury of experience, which is Kilimanjaro.Good for: Couples who are strongly in sync, singles, (especially solo travelers) or groups of friends looking for a bucket list experience. This is the ultimate guy or girl’s trip. Surprisingly, (or not) a number women we interviewed make this journey to signify a milestone in their lives, and to prove to themselves how bada– they really are. The faint of heart need not apply; while not a technical climb, will power and the ability to rough it are key.Suggested Climb: At least 5 nights/6 days, and preferably 8 nights/9 days if you want to increase your chances of reaching the summit. The longer your trek, the more time you have to acclimate to the altitude, which can be the greatest challenge, besides your own mental barriers.Time of Year: End of December/January to March, and June to October are the best times given Mother Nature and the rainy season. Rain increases the difficulty and stability of the trails. Over the Christmas/New Year’s holidays is ideal given the time it will take for the climb itself and the much needed recovery after your trek.Reaching the summit. In all of the life lessons and time to think that you will have on your trek, it all comes back to reaching the top. You can either do a night approach, where you wake at midnight and climb for 6 hours in the dark to reach the summit around sunrise, or another route is to do a day summit, where you arrive right after lunchtime. Either way it’s an extraordinary experience to stand on top of the world at Uhuru Peak, all 19,341 feet.

“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.”

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Day trip.

Hillborn Organic Coffee


Materuni is the home of the Chagga tribe and is still an authentic tribal village. This charming place is just 15km away from Moshi Town and is the last village before the Kilimanjaro National Park.

*About Hillborn Organic Coffee:*

Hillborn Organic Coffee is a family owned business located in Moshi, Tanzania. Our fun team, knowledgable and experienced guides specialize in various types of tours. We have thorough knowledge of the region and provide the best experiences. Whether on a budget or wanting something more luxurious, Hillborn Organic Coffee will provide you with a trip of a lifetime.

*Tour Overview:*

You will be picked up in Moshi in the morning, by our English-speaking guide, who will drive you to Materuni Village. Upon arrival, you will register at the village office and your trip can begin.

*Materuni Waterfalls:*

First you will visit the waterfalls, which are around a 40 minute walk away. On the way, your guide will inform you about the culture of the Chagga, village life and explain the surrounding fauna and flora. The views are truly breathtaking, and with some luck you will see the summit of Kilimanjaro. When you reach the waterfalls, you will see that they are more than 80 meters high. The pool at the bottom of the waterfall is an inviting place for a refreshing swim so don‘t forget your swimwear!

*Coffee Plantation Tour:*

After the waterfalls, you will visit the coffee plantation where your guide along with other team members will demonstrate the coffee making process from the beginning to the end. It is the most unique and unforgettable lifetime experience.

*Other Tours:*

1) Safari trips in various National Parks in the northern circuit

2) Mountain Kilimanjaro & Meru treks

3) Kikuletwa Hotspring

4) Lake Chala

5) Bike Tour

*Charity Work:*

Another very important attribute of our company which is extremely close to our hearts is the charity work. The charity organization currently has two projects underway.

The first project addresses women’s menstrual health. Most women especially those who come from poor family backgrounds are unable to buy normal pads every month. The project aims to educate women about their menstruation cycle and promote best practices to improve their health and wellbeing. We also provide these women with health kits which include reusable pads that can last many years and therefore are more affordable than normal period pads.

The second project aims to help poor communities and people in villages who are unable to afford basic needs. We go to the villages and look for people in need such as the elderly, orphans and widows. Once we have them on list; we go back to provide them with some of basic needs including rice, cooking oil, soap, clothes and medicine for those who they are sick.

The Charity Organization is a result of many years of hard work. It is only beginning of many more projects to come. It is truly a blessing to have the opportunity work with and give back to our community. If visitors wish, they can choose to visit these communities and also volunteer to help out with this organization

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Kilimanjaro Day trip from Moshi.

Majestic Mount Kilimanjaro is the awe-inspiring landmark of Tanzania but you don’t need to climb it to experience its full beauty and the captivating terrain that surrounds it. Our Sneak Peek of the Peak Hike is a Kilimanjaro day trip that gives you the opportunity to scramble up the first leg of the famed Marangu Route, through rainforest twittering with birdlife and chattering, curious blue monkeys. Watch out for a colobus or two!


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania



Marangu Gate (1,800m/5,905ft) to Mandara Hut (2,743m/9,000ft) 
Elevation Gain: 915 meters, 3,000 feet

Leave bustling, colorful Moshi early for the drive to Marangu Gate, the threshold of magnificent Kilimanjaro. It’s just an hour’s drive, but you’ll be captivated by the countryside – coffee and banana plantations, through picturesque Marangu village, with Kilimanjaro rising majestically ahead of you.

We’ll register you at the Marangu Gate (because we don’t want to lose you!) and then your adventure will begin. At first, the ridged trail is narrow as you wander through the rainforest. It’s lush and misty, with the trees adorned with moss. The canopy overhead is alive with birdsong and strange rustlings – is that a colobus? Mongoose might scuttle ahead of you. You’ll also meet tired hikers descending from the summit. Give them a high five for effort.

The hike to Mandara Hut is around three hours so stop to rest your legs and have a tasty lunch at the Hut and once you’ve replenished yourself, take the short but challenging walk to the Maundi Crater. On a clear day, the views to the east over Taveta and to the northwest to Mawenzi Peak are stunning. Don’t forget your camera! After basking in the beauty of it, you’ll hike back down to the Marangu Gate where our vehicle will be waiting for you to drive you, tired but happy, back to Moshi. This Kilimanjaro day hike is suitable for most people, even if you’re a little unfit!



Bottled water


Private transportation

Entry/Admission – Mount Kilimanjaro

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Opportunities for volunteers.

We are looking for volunteers to contribute their time, skills and passion to bring hope encouragement and opportunities to the local community. We offer unique opportunities for volunteers of any age, sex and background to make a big difference to a small but vibrant community. This is also a unique chance to become part of a real African community and learn the cultural skills and language of the local people.
The programs run year-round and start at any time of the year , but please be very specific with your requests to us in order for us to assist you.

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