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Last updated by Ake Lindstrom on the 20 Dec 2010

Most of this content are part of the collection of papers we hand out to our guides as part of their ongoing training. We'll keep updating this page and so keep checking back! Also links to gear providers that we like!

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Flora & Fauna Kilimanjaro

  • IUCN article on Kilimanjaro - good info on fauna as well as other key facts

Glaciology & Global Warming

Birds & Birding


AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness)

NGO & Charities

  • School of St Jude's - school based in Tanzania, amazing achievements and impact.
  • SIC (Support for International Change) - HIV / AIDS awareness programs
  • 3 Peaks 3 Weeks - raising money for to address 3 key issue that affect Africa
  • Save The Rhino - helps organise 3 Peaks 3 Weeks


Non Internet links

Books / articles on Kilimanjaro

  • Vegetation of Kilimanjaro: hidden endemics and missing bamboo, African Journal of Ecology, Volume 44 Issue 3, Pages 305 - 328: a great article on the lack of bamboo zone on Kilimanjaro
  • The Geology of Kilimanjaro: published by the Department of geology, Sheffield University by C Downie & P Wilkinson: legendary stuff!
  • Flowering Plant Families of East Africa by J.O. Kokwaro. Printed by East African Publishers. This book has a great section entitled 'Introduction to Botanical Exploration in East Africa' and lists many early explorers and plant collectors. Great to cross reference and also a great aid to learning the main plant (especially flowering plant) families here in East Africa.

Culture / People books related to the Kilimanjaro / East African Region

  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro (and other stories) by Ernest Hemingway. ISBN 0-684-80444-1. Read this book and then stay at Hemingway's Camp in West Kilimanjaro...
  • Being Maasai edited by Thomas Spear and Richard Waller, ISBN 0-85255-215-7. Superb collection of papers.
  • The Chagga and Meru of Tanzania by Sally Falk Moore and Paul Puritt. ISBN 0-85302-051-5. Printed in the 70's and a great background read to these two tribes that live in the area of Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru.

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