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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is one of those great life feats people aim to achieve, and it’s become a huge boon to tourism in Tanzania.

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But it’s not a place you just stroll up to and start hiking: You’ll need to prepare physically, mentally, and culturally, and we’ve got all sorts of tips (and helpful phrases!) to prepare you for the journey.

Kilimanjaro is but one of the many wild attractions in Tanzania, and we’ll show you many of the other things this country offers, like catching a sunrise on the Serengeti and finding lion cubs in the tall grasses of the savanna. You can experience it all from luxury lodges or rustic camps, and we’ve got intel on the best places to stay too. Tanzania is also home to the Maasai people, though you’ll want to find a guide to help you visit their villages. It’s also where you’ll find the grand beaches of Zanzibar, and we’ve got a comprehensive travel guide to the region if you’re planning to go.

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