The amazing story of Kilimanjaro’s frozen leopard

Recent sightings of common leopards crossing paths with snow leopards on the Tibetan Plateau got us thinking about what’s probably the most famous high-elevation spotted cat in the history books. Ernest Hemingway opens his 1936 short story "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" by mentioning a leopard carcass up near the summit of Mount [...]

Kilimanjaro’s Original Trailblazers

People from all over the world have been drawn by the allure of Mt Kilimanjaro for more than 120 years. The first recorded successful ascent to the Roof of Africa was made by a German geologist, Hans Meyer , an Austrian teacher and mountaineer, Ludwig Purtscheller, and a local man [...]

World Cuisine in Moshi

Although Moshi might be a rather small town, you’d be surprised by the amount and variety of restaurants to choose from. From local Swahili-style food to Indian and Italian cuisine or even a combination of different styles, there is a world of food to be found in Moshi. Most often [...]

Living on the foothills of Kilimanjaro – the Chagga people

With more than 120 ethnic groups, Tanzania is an incredibly diverse country and each ethnic group contributes something unique to society. The third biggest group is the Chagga people, traditionally living on the southern and eastern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. The Chagga consist of more than 400 different clans who [...]