By ~ Lindo Travel | Wednesday 12th, December, 2018

5 Reasons Why Should You Take A Serengeti Hot Air Balloon

There’s a generous supply of life-changing moments on the Serengeti plains, but one experience soars above the others in terms of memorability.

Serengeti Balloon Safaris brings guests on unforgettable hot air balloon rides, and it’s one of the best ways to view the wildlife unobtrusively. Thanks to its gentle winds and predictable weather patterns, the Serengeti offers perfect hot air balloon conditions nearly every day ...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Wednesday 12th, December, 2018

Mbeya

Near the Zambian border deep in the southern highlands, the city of Mbeya is the major agricultural capital in the country’s southwest region. The Mbeya Mountain Range lies to the north, and the Poroto Mountain Range lies to the southeast. Coffee, tea, banana and cocoa, all of which are grown in the region, are sent to Mbeya for packing and transport. Mbeya’s location also makes it an ideal transit point with goods traveling b...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Wednesday 12th, December, 2018

19 Interesting Facts You Need to Know About Mount Kilimanjaro

1. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain in the world at a spectacular height of 5,895 metres above sea level. (Mount Everest is just more than 2,950 metres higher!)

2. The last major volcanic eruption from Kibo took place more than 360,000 years ago.

3. The last volcanic activity of Mount Kilimanjaro occurred 200 years back, resulting in the ash pit that climbers today can see from Uhuru Peak....

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Wednesday 12th, December, 2018

Kigoma

The bustling town of Kigoma is the regional capital of the western Tanzania and a central port in the area. Located on the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika, Kigoma is surrounded by rugged mountains and forests that make it pleasing and beautiful location. In the past, Kigoma has been in competition with the nearby Ujiji, but over the las decades Kigoma gained a strong economic foothold in the region and its port is of central...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Wednesday 12th, December, 2018

A Chance to Interact with the Local People of Tanzania

The vast majority of Tanzanians still live a lifestyle very close to their traditional lifestyles, and most people are subsistence farmers.

The Maasai people favored by photographers for their strikingly colorful decor live a pastoral existence following their herds of cattle to better grazing areas, still adhering to the traditions and ceremonies of their ancestors.

Their villages are located throughout northern T...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Tuesday 11th, December, 2018

How to buy the really & best quality Tanzanite Gemstone

Tanzanite is actually a blue zoisite. For its brilliance and fire, it is commonly known as a “BLUE DIAMOND”. It is exclusively mined in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and only a few years of mining left, therefore, making it the most exquisite blue stone 1000 times rarer than diamonds and increasingly appealing.

CLARITY - Clarity simply refers to how inclusion-free a gemstone is. The basic rule wit...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Tuesday 11th, December, 2018

How to Wear on Mount Kilimanjaro Summit

For you to be comfortably climbing on Kilimanjaro summit night, you can consider to wear 4 layers on top and 3 layers on the bottom, depending with weather and advisable to be clean and dressed properly.

Temperature at summit day may drop below -15°C depending on climbing Month.

Using a wide mouth water bottle for easy drinking of water, on summit night walk and pack it upside down as usually water frozen starting ...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Monday 10th, December, 2018

The overview of Umbwe Route

The Umbwe route is not a technical route, but it is a very direct, very steep, very tough, and in parts very exposed route.

The Umbwe route joins the Machame route near the Barranco Camp on the second night. On the other routes Barranco Camp is reached on the third or fourth night.

Parts of the trail on the first day are so steep, they can only be negotiated because the tree roots provide something like steps. The ...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Monday 10th, December, 2018

How is a Typical Day on Kilimanjaro?

1. Wake up: Usually wake up around 6:30 am with warm s bed tea which followed with hot water in washing basin for sponging and clear up.

2. Breakfast: Breakfast is served in mess tent around 7:30 am. The mess tent is equipped with all fold-able aluminum chairs, tables, dinner ware, silver ware and table clothes. After breakfast you will go back to your tent to finalize packing of your day pack and back pack...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Saturday 24th, November, 2018

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park fees

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park fees

Kilimanjaro Park Fees – Each climber required to pay park fees

Each climber on Mt. Kilimanjaro is required to pay park fees, which include conservation, camping, rescue and crew fees. On Lemosho and Rongai routes special forest fees are also applicable. It is another key element of Mt Kilimanjaro climbing cost.

Be aware that some unethical tour operators deliberatel...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Saturday 24th, November, 2018

High Altitude Health Precautions

Don’t use caffeine at high altitude.

Caffeine is a mild diuretic (makes you pee). The concern is that it could dehydrate you and contribute to altitude sickness. On any trek it is best to reduce intake of caffeine, nicotine and alcohol on the way up.

Diamox masks symptoms of high altitude sickness.

Taking Diamox to prevent AMS will not mask symptoms. It works on the same pathway that your own bo...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Saturday 24th, November, 2018

USING DIAMOX ON MOUNT KILIMANJARO CLIMBING.

What is Diamox?

Diamox (alias Acetazolamide) is a drug that is used for various medical treatments – including glaucoma, sleep apnea, epilepsy and hypertension. It is also used to help mitigate the effects of altitude sickness.

Diamox and altitude sickness.

The excretion of bicarbonate increases the acidity of the blood, as bicarbonate is a conjugate base of carbonic acid. Increased acidity in t...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Saturday 24th, November, 2018

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ON MOUNT KILIMANJARO.

Your Safety is our First priority. Before you even arrive on the mountain this begins with planning routes that ensure good acclimatization, we recruit and train the very best guides and we use world class equipment.

Once you are on the mountain we do everything possible to ensure you remain healthy. We monitor your health closely to spot the early warning signs of problems. As a company we run a full Safety Management S...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Saturday 24th, November, 2018

Kilimanjaro Evacuation by Helicopter - RESCUE Kilimanjaro

RESCUE ON MOUNT KILIMANJARO.

Kilimanjaro rescue procedure always happen when a customer get a seriously ill on Mount Kilimanjaro and can’t descend under their own power, in such instance a Helicopter rescue may need to be conducted.

Evacusion on Kilimanjaro.

Lindo Travel has an agreement with intensive care Air Ambulance Kilimanjaro SAR, who can evacuate you in case of any several problem arise...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Friday 23rd, November, 2018

Food and water on Mount Kilimanjaro climbing.

We provide fresh fruits and food on the Kilimanjaro climb with a lot of carbohydrates, food diet for vegans and vegetarians as well as special food for client with food allergy, Halal and Kosher are offered.

Breakfast

Breakfast is tea, coffee, porridge, sausages, bread, toast, eggs and fruit.

Longer hiking days will have a picnic lunch along the route.

Lunch

A typical lunch is chees...

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