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By Turtle - Posted on 03 September 2008

The heart of KiliTrekker.Com is our online guidebook to Kilimanjaro. You can share your knowledge and experience with the KiliTrekker community by contributing your own pages to the guidebook.

Creating a guidebook page is easy... First register and login, then click here to create the page. You can also add a comment to any existing page by clicking the "add new comment" link (only available when you're logged in).

Here are a few possible guidebook topics to get you started, but feel free to make up topics of your own...

Planning a Trek section

  • Packing list

Climbing Routes section

  • More detail on the Machame, Lemosho, Marangu routes (including possible variants)
  • New pages on the Rongai, Shira routes
  • Descriptions (with photos?) of the camps and landmarks along the routes

Flights and Transport section

  • Traveling by bus to/from Nairobi or Dar
  • Getting from JRO airport to Arusha or Moshi

Health and Fitness

  • More detail on different anti-malaria medications
  • Training and exercise plans
  • Fitness requirements for climbing Kili

On the Mountain

  • Tips and advice that climbers can use on the mountain


  • The different vegetation zones on Kili
  • Typical plants, such as the Giant Lobelia
  • Geology of Kilimanjaro and the Great Rift Valley


  • The culture and traditions of the Maasai, Chagga people
  • Swahili phrases
  • Typical local foods

Arusha and Area, Moshi and Area

  • Activities in the Arusha and Moshi areas
  • Favorite places to eat, shop, hang out, etc.


  • Types of safaris
  • Pages on the parks: Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Lake Manyara, etc.

You may find that you either disagree with, or want to add detail to an existing page. In this case you have two options:

  • Add a comment to the existing page by clicking the "add new comment" link at the bottom of the existing page. You should choose this option if you're just making a small addition or correction to the existing page.
  • Create a new page by clicking the "add child page" link at the bottom of the existing page. This option is appropriate if you have substantial new material to add, or you completely disagree with the existing page.

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