Tips and Guidelines

Vaccinations you will need

Vaccinations you will need

We recommend the following vaccinations and medications before travelling to Tanzania. Of course, we strongly advise you to consult with your own GP or a travel clinic near you before travelling. They will have the most up to date and medically accurate information,...

What insurance do I need to climb Kilimanjaro?

What insurance do I need to climb Kilimanjaro?

It will come as no surprise to you that climbing even a well-travelled mountain like Kilimanjaro to a height of nearly 6000 metres is not completely without risk. The good news is that many people climb the mountain every year, and there are ample safety and rescue...

Fitness and training to climb Kilimanjaro

Fitness and training to climb Kilimanjaro

Taken over 7 days or more, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro does not require super-human levels of fitness. In fact, we regularly help climbers summit who are carrying a few extra pounds and have left their fittest years a little behind them. What all successful climbers...

Best Time to Climb Kilimanjaro

Best Time to Climb Kilimanjaro

Generally the wettest period on Kilimanjaro is between April and May. This is because the dominant winds come in from the South-east at this time of year. By travelling over the Indian Ocean, the winds pick up a great deal of moisture that then condenses and turns...

Best routes to climb Kilimanjaro

Best routes to climb Kilimanjaro

Our advice on the best routes to climb Kilimanjaro There are eight Kilimanjaro authorized routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Starting from the southern view there are the Machame, Western Breach and Umbwe routes, from the West there are the Lemosho and Shira routes...

Tanzania Safari’s Travel Tips

Tanzania Safari’s Travel Tips

A safari to Tanzania provides a great and incredible wildlife experience compared to other destinations. If you want to travel for the first time, it may somehow be confusing with little or no clue of what to expect in the safari. The following tips will greatly help...

Recommended Safari Packing List

Recommended Safari Packing List

So you have already scheduled your flight and know where you are travelling to and perhaps already booked a hotel. Except that you have not yet packed and have no clue on what to bring along. The following list will greatly guide you in knowing what to take, with the...

Kilimanjaro’s Packing List

Kilimanjaro’s Packing List

Climbing Kilimanjaro may be overwhelming but one should not get confused on what to bring along for the trekking. The major concern is not only packing but acquiring the right and necessary items. The following list will guide you in preparing the right trekking gear....

7 Simple Tips On Kilimanjaro’s Successful Climb

7 Simple Tips On Kilimanjaro’s Successful Climb

Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain on earth at 5895 meters is most likely a challenge that most people wonder about. However, this doesn’t have to stop you from exploring the adventure as it is worth the effort especially at the summit. The climb is more...

Where to see your favorite African Animals

Where to see your favorite African Animals

Apart from the ‘Big 5’ there is a whole host of flora and fauna that can be found whilst out on safari with us. Some are more famous than others, yet all are equally vital in the eco-systems where they thrive. Below are some descriptions of a variety of the more...

Where to see the animals from the Lion King – Movie

Where to see the animals from the Lion King – Movie

The much-anticipated new Disney Lion King film premieres this week, and we at Africa Odyssey are certainly excited to see it. Cutting edge graphics, amazing visuals but the exact same tale everyone fell in love with back in 1994 – we are hoping it still encapsulates...

Tips on planning a safari holiday in Tanzania

Tips on planning a safari holiday in Tanzania

There are numerous factors to consider when planning a safari holiday to Africa, and to newcomers, it can seem like a daunting task. Here are a few of our top tips for planning your African safari holiday: Decide on the focus of your safari: Boasting remote tropical...

The best camera to take on safari

The best camera to take on safari

The world of cameras can be daunting and it can quickly become a minefield of confusing elements and misunderstood jargon. Everyone you speak to offers different advice, everyone claims to have the best options, but you aren’t sure who to listen to. Combine that with...

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