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Photos: Ice Climbing Kilimanjaro’s Disappearing Glaciers

See more photos like this in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery. “Like climbing icebergs in an ocean of sand” is how ice climber and consummate adventurer Will Gadd described ascending the melting glaciers on 19,341-foot Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest peak, in late October 2014. “The ice is really old, so it fractures very dynamically and easily—it’s…

Kilimanjaro Climb: A Rite of Passage for Father and Son

By Tim Ward, author of Zombies on Kilimanjaro (May 2012, Changemakers Books) What are zombies doing in a non-fiction book about a father and son climbing the world’s highest freestanding mountain? As you near the frozen summit in the dead of night, sucking in air that seems too thin to breathe, you stagger toward the…

Best New Trips in the World: Shadowing Rick Ridgeway’s Journey Through Tanzania and Kenya, From Kilimanjaro to the Indian Ocean

For our annual Adventure Travel issue, we scoured the globe to find the 25 Best New Trips in the World for 2010, complete with a Best Trips photo gallery. Today, we present Tanzania and Kenya. The world’s far corners are now well within reach. TANZANIA + KENYA: Beyond Kili In the ’70s and ’80s, Rick Ridgeway was on…

Is Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater About to Hit Bottom?

Beyond Green Travel is a blog written by Global Travel Editor Costas Christ. Read more NGA travel news in First In. If Noah’s ark had off-loaded into a massive version of Yankee Stadium, the result would have looked a lot like the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. The 102-square-mile caldera corrals great herds of zebras and…

Wildlife: Is Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater About to Hit Bottom?

Beyond Green Travel is a blog written by Global Travel Editor Costas Christ. Read more NGA travel news in First In.  If Noah’s ark had off-loaded into a massive version of Yankee Stadium, the result would have looked a lot like the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. The 102-square-mile caldera corrals great herds of zebras and gazelles…

Adventure Philanthropy: What it Takes to Summit Kilimanjaro – Roadmonkey Dispatch #2

Text by New York Times reporter and Iraq war correspondent Paul von Zielbauer, who started Roadmonkey as a way to combine adventure travel and giving back and engaging with local communities. He is currently taking guests up Kilimanjaro, followed by volunteering at a school in Dar es Salaam, Tanzanina. Paul will be checking with us along the way. In my…

Adventure Philanthropy: Climbing Kilimanjaro with Roadmonkey

Text by New York Times reporter and Iraq war correspondent Paul von Zielbauer, who started Roadmonkey as a way to combine adventure travel and giving back and engaging with local communities. He is currently taking guests up Kilimanjaro, followed by volunteering at a school in Dar es Salaam, Tanzanina. Paul will be checking with us…

Adventure Philanthropy: Climbing Kilimanjaro with Roadmonkey

Text by New York Times reporter and Iraq war correspondent Paul von Zielbauer, who started Roadmonkey as a way to combine adventure travel and giving back and engaging with local communities. He is currently taking guests up Kilimanjaro, followed by volunteering at a school in Dar es Salaam, Tanzanina. Paul will be checking with us…

Trip of a Lifetime Alert: Climb Kili With Peter Hillary

Photograph courtesy of National Geographic Expeditions Here's a special trip from our friends at National Geographic Expeditions: Climb one of the legendary seven summits of the world with renowned mountaineer Peter Hillary on a special National Geographic Expedition. Soaring above the rippling tea plantations and low hills of northeastern Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro (19,340 feet) is…

Why Go Now? Deep Discounts Make Africa Affordable

While the global economy sinks, we're seeing the glimmer of a silver lining in pervasive travel deals—particularly in Africa. To better understand the opportunities, we asked Africa Adventure Consultants president Kent Redding to fill us in on finding deals, travelers' roles in local economies, and why the bargain tide will change in 2010. (Find a top Africa tour operator…