Meet Samuel Kusamba (aka ‘Mountain God’), an expert Intrepid guide who’s climbed Mt Kilimanjaro over 500 times. In this podcast, Samuel describes the ups and downs of trekking Africa’s highest peak – from the joys of reaching the summit to the realities of altitude sickness. He takes us through daily life along the popular Marangu Route, offers pre-trip tips and packing advice, and treats us to a beautiful rendition of a traditional Swahili climbing song. This is essential listening for anyone considering a trek up Tanzania’s might Mt Kilimanjaro.
What should I pack for a safari? What are the toilet facilities like? What do you do if there’s a lion in your campsite? Two Intrepid travellers answer the big questions about East Africa overland travel in this 30-minute podcast, recorded in a tent in the heart of the Masai Mara. They discuss how to prepare for a trip (packing, visas, health) and what to expect on the ground (camping, game drives, life in the truck) – plus run through their personal highlights of two Intrepid Basix tours: the 8-day Serengeti Trails tour in Tanzania, and the 8-day Kenya Wildlife Safari. It’s kind of like a chat with your most helpful friends.