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Did you know?

  • The stomach of crocodile has a size of football ball, he eats little, but many times per day.
  • Hippo weights 3,2 tones and is one of the heaviest land mammals.
  • Giraffe is one of the rare animals that have horns at birth.
  • The elephants walk on tiptoe, because under their heel they have thick layer of fat.
  • The biggest snakes of the world can eat a human in one time and a meal lasts for one year.
  • Flamingos get the color of their feathers because of their specific nutrition.
  • African elephant can run faster then a human and can walk several hours without any rest.
  • In first year of hippo’s life 45% of them die.
  • Shark is swimming with average speed of 3km/h and maximum speed of 95 km/h.
  • Giraffe has a same number of vertebrae like most of the mammals, but theirs are much longer.
  • Bushbabies got a name because of their sounds that reminded first explorers of crying babies.
  • Elephants communicate through vibrations that they make by hitting the ground with their feet.
  • Most of the elephants sleep standing and only 2-3 hours per day.
  • Hippo can stay 5 minutes under the water-surface and can even run on the bottom of the lake.
  • The biggest known shark in the world was 13 meters long and had 15 tones
  • Leopard likes to drink water everyday, but he can stay without it up to one month.
  • Wild elephant can eat 230 kg of food and drink 125 liters of water per day sometimes at once.
  • Near relative of African ostrich is South American nandu and Australian emus.
  • Ostrich, zebra and giraffe can kill with their kick even the mighty lion.
  • Turtles, birds and crocs like to rest on the backs of hippos.
  • African tribes are hunting bushbabies by leaving a palm wine in the forest and collecting drunk animals from it.
  • Warthog can run 50 km/h and they are very skillful to defend themselves.
  • The head of the rhino weights 200 kg.
  • Black leopard or Panther was first considered as different species, but in same family can be puppies of normal and black colour.
  • The biggest turtle in the world is belonging to the species of leatherback and weights 752 kg.
  • The grey rat is living everywhere in the world except polar countries. One couple can have up to 800 babies in just one year.
  • Insect-eating bats produce ultrasound of very high frequency, with echoes that bounce back, they get all necessary information.
  • One of the most shamefaced animals in area of high and low tide is octopus.
  • The longest recorded jump of bushbaby from one branch to another was more then 7 meters.
  • From 1830 on each year 10 to 30 thousand slaves were sold at slave market on Zanzibar.
  • Coconut palm can live up to 100 years but can reproduce only 20 years.
  • Warthog’s only enemies are lion and leopard.
  • In darkness leopard can see 6 times and hear 2 times better then human.
  • Monkey species of red colobus are living only in forest Jozani on Zanzibar Island.
  • Cheetahs are running 120 km/h, but only 20 seconds. This is still enough for successful hunting.
  • Insectivorous bats obtain most of the water they need from their prey, cave bats can lick up condensation.

About climbing

Fitness program

Increase your chances to reach summit

We prepared for you a fitness program to help you get fit and ready to climb summits of Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru or some other mountain. Extremely important is know that we had to make a general fitness program that you can adjust to yourself, but keep working 3 times per working and keep increasing number of km per training.

Other important information:

  • If you know sure that this fitness program is for you, talk to your doctor.
  • Take always time for stretching before to start.
  • Make sure you drink enough.
  • Use good and light walking shoes.
  • Choose a path mainly in a shadow.
  • Never forget stretching after you finish.
  • Hiking is different from running, so it’s better to use walking fitness program.
  • In case of the rain, you can use gym.

Even though you will be hiking rather than climbing and you know that many people have made the summit before you, do not be overconfident and think that this is a ‘walk in the park’ - Kilimanjaro is a serious obstacle to overcome and requires that you be adequately prepared, both physically and mentally, for you to conquer it.
There is no sure way of training yourself mentally for this expedition, but knowing that you are physically fit and that you have good equipment and a quality guide, will make it easier for you to gain the mental strength and determination that you will need. 

10 week walking program

week 13 times per weekkmtimelevel
 Monday4 km60 mineasy walk, flat
 Wednesday4 km60 mineasy walk, flat
 Friday5 km60 mineasy walk, flat
week 23 times per weekkmtimelevel
 Monday5 km70 mineasy walk, flat
 Wednesday5 km70 mineasy walk, flat
 Friday5 km90 min50% uphill walk + 50% flat
week 33 times per weekkmtimelevel
 Monday6 km70 minsemi fast walk, flat
 Wednesday6 km70 minsemi fast walk, flat
 Friday8 km90 min50% uphill walk + 50% flat
week 43 times per weekkmtimelevel
 Monday8 km90 minsemi fast walk, flat
 Wednesday8 km90 minsemi fast walk, flat
 Friday12 km150 min50% uphill walk + 50% flat
week 53 times per weekkmtimelevel
 Monday8 km90 minsemi fast walk, flat
 Wednesday8 km90 min10% uphill walk, 90% flat
 Friday12 km150 min60% uphill walk + 40% flat
week 63 times per weekkmtimelevel
 Monday8 km90 minsemi fast walk, flat
 Wednesday8 km90 min20% uphill walk, 80% flat
 Friday12 km150 min60% uphill walk + 40% flat
week 73 times per weekkmtimelevel
 Monday9 km90 minsemi fast walk, flat
 Wednesday9 km100 min30% uphill walk, 70% flat
 Friday12 km150 min70% uphill walk + 30% flat
week 83 times per weekkmtimelevel
 Monday9 km90 min10% uphill walk, 90% flat
 Wednesday9 km110 min30% uphill walk, 70% flat
 Friday12 km150 min70% uphill walk, 30% flat
week 93 times per weekkmtimelevel
 Monday9 km90 min20% uphill walk, 80% flat
 Wednesday9 km110 min40% uphill walk, 60% flat
 Friday12 km150 min80% uphill walk, 20% flat
week 10Get a good rest before climb   

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