- How Much Does it Cost to Climb Kilimanjaro
Since Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller reached the summit of Kilimanjaro in 1889, thousands have climbed the mountain while millions across the world are asking the same question, what would it cost to climb Mount Kilimanjaro?
While there is no specific amount, the cost varies from US$1,000 to US$4,000 and above depending on operators, choice of equipment and food.
However, there are operators offering a cheaper price to beat competitors and sustain their business, but it is also good to note that these set of operators cut key expenses to stay profitable. In most cases, staff expenses, quality of equipment and food dropped.
Also, since Kilimanjaro National Park fees are fixed at about US$800 for six days camping trek, budget operators are forced to cut porters’ expenses leaving you with less experienced guides. A situation that could lead to an unsuccessful trip or even something worst during bad weather.
Why You Should Avoid Cheap Kilimanjaro Operators
Climbing Kilimanjaro is not cheap and requires experience guides/assistant guides on your team. A poorly paid guide is unlikely to go the extra mile to make your experience enjoyable or even care if you reach the summit or not. Let’s pray things goes well because if things goes the other way, the one thing you want to be sure of is that your guide is one of the best. Therefore, don’t start your search for Kilimanjaro climb looking at the cost, focus on the company’s reputation and past experiences through feedbacks.
Another reason to be careful is your health/safety, quality equipment that keeps you warm and dry during worst weather cost money. But since park fees are fixed, budget operators look to cut costs by managing or even leaving behind some of the equipment needed in the kitchen. It may not seems important but it makes the trek physically challenging and reduce your chances of reaching the summit.
Again, food is cheap in Tanzania but carrying food to the mountain can be challenging and cost money, hence, the reason quality fresh stuff like the fruits and vegetables are sometimes cut off by budget operators. Here is the secret, you need quality tasty food to sustain you at altitude, where you are likely to lose appetite but you have to eat because your body needs fuel!.
Finally, the cost you pay determines your chances of reaching the summit and coming back down alive as available data showed only 62 percent of Kilimanjaro tourists were successful. Therefore, you may not find experienced mountaineers, who care about you, about how well you enjoy the trek, about their staff and the mountain for $1,200 or under $1,700. Happy climbing!
Florence Ajimobi, Wife of Late Abiola Ajimobi, Says ‘I miss my Husband’
‘I miss my Husband’ Says Florence Ajimobi, Wife of Late Abiola Ajimobi
Florence Ajimobi, the widow of Ex-Governor of Oyo state, late Abiola Ajimobi has expressed how much she missed the presence of her husband.
In an interview granted to a delegation of the Nigerian Union of Journalist, Oyo State Chapter at her residence in Oluyole, Ibadan, Mrs. Ajimobi described her late husband as a hero who impacted on many lives.
She said “My husband lived 70 years. 70 years of fulfillment, achievements and impact on many lives. Forever, I will be proud of him. I called him my hero. He is my hero and will forever be my hero.
“For me, he is never late and we shall live forever. He is a man I love, cherish, and will forever be in my heart.”
She also acknowledged that her husband’s death was God’s call which everyone will answer one day.
“I don’t want to behave like an unbeliever because I know nothing happens without God’s input. We are all here one day and we are all going back one day.
“Nobody knows when death is going to come. I believe so much in destiny and I believe my husband’s time was up. He lived a fulfilled life.
“I am crying because I missed him. I missed everything about him. I miss his love, his advice. Having him around me was my strength. He was my greatest supporter.
“He thinks I am a strong woman but this time, I tell you I am not a strong woman. He used to give me all the strength I needed as a woman.
“So when I cried, not because he hasn’t achieved much, but because I missed so much about him,” she added.
Ajimobi explained that what consoles her is knowing that her husband is at peace.
“What does it profit a man even if he lived up to 90 years and he can’t make heaven? Abiola Ajimobi made heaven and he is at peace with God. That is my greatest consolation.”
“Whoever is begrudging Abiola Ajimobi, who else do you want to begrudge now? The man is dead. That peace you cannot make again. You cannot rectify it.”
“I know whoever is not happy with him will feel that guilt forever because the opportunity to make up with him is gone.”
“Life is short. Abiola Ajimobi has gone today, who is next? Nobody knows. It could be anybody,” she said.
Mrs. Ajimobi, who was glad to have spent 40 years with her late husband, expressed the family’s readiness to uphold his legacies going forward.
“I am proud to share the best 40 years of my life with him. I know the journey ahead of me is a long one but with God on my side, it is achievable.
“I know God will sustain us, our family, and his political family. God will give the family the strength to uphold his legacies and to continue the good work he has done.
“When I listen to all the good things people have to say about him, I am so pleased to have him as a husband. I am proud to be his wife,” she said.
Late Governor Abiola Ajimobi died on Thursday June 25, 2020, at First Cardiology Hospital, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Ajimobi died of multiple organ failure, he was on life support machine after slipping into a coma after contracting coronavirus.
Late Ajimobi was the governor of Oyo State for eight years (2011-2019).
Iron Mike Tyson to Take on Roy Jones Jr on September 12
Iron Mike Tyson Once Again Steps in the Ring at 54
The youngest heavyweight champion of the world, who broke PPV records and once called the “baddest man on the planet” Mike Tyson will make a Comeback fight against the Four-Division world champion Roy Jones Jr on 12th of September.
On Thursday 23 of July 2020, Mike on his Twitter handle @mike tyson tweeted “I . AM . BACK #legendsonlyleague. September 12th vs @RealRoyJonesJr. On #Triller and #frontlinebattle @tysonleague.”
The eight-round fight will take place in California as sanctioned by the state’s athletics commission. The fight will be broadcast on Triller and Pay-per-view as confirmed on Thursday by Triller.
The executive director of the state’s athletic commission Andy Foster said the fighters would not be wearing headgear and would be using the Larger – than – normal 12oz gloves.
Mike hasn’t boxed since 2005 when he lost his second straight fight.
Jones, 51, won the heavyweight title in 2003. Prior to winning the heavyweight title, he won titles in the middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight. This made him the first former middleweight champion to do so in 106 years.
While many have raised concerns about the fight given the age of the two fighters. Mike Tyson has said: “My mentality is just what it’s always been.
“How do I say this? I’m an annihilator… Man for man I don’t think nobody can match me…
“I’m the greatest fighter since the conception of God, how could I not take this opportunity up?”
He added: “My ego’s f***ing with me and I’m saying, ‘N***a, you think you fly? You ain’t s***. An amateur can get in here and kick your ass, you better get on top of your game. You want to get embarrassed in front of these f***ing people?’
He, however, concluded by laughing, pointing to his head and saying: “You don’t know what goes on up here.”
Secondary School Students in Exit Classes to Resume School on August 4, 2020
Secondary School Pupils in Exit Classes to Resume School
The Federal Government on Monday said secondary school students in the exit classes will resume school on August 4, 2020 just to sit for their final examination that will commence on August 17, 2020.
The decision was announced after a virtual consultative meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education, Commissioners of Education of the 36 states, the Nigerian Union of Teachers, (NUT), the proprietors of private schools, and Chief Executives of examination bodies.
The government said the students will have two weeks to prepare for the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination organised by the West Africa Examination Council.
Ben Goong, the Director, Press and Public Relations, FMoE, said “stakeholders at the meeting agreed that the exit classes should resume immediately after the Sallah break, from the 4th of August, 2020 to enable them prepare for the WAEC examinations scheduled to commence from the 17th of August, 2020.
“The meeting also resolved that a passionate appeal be made to the Federal Government through the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and public spirited Nigerians for assistance to schools across the country to enable them fast track the preparations of safe reopening, as agreed.
“Another meeting is to be convened tomorrow between the Federal Ministry of Education and Chief Executives of examination bodies namely, NECO, NABTEB and NBAIS to harmonise their examination dates, which will be conveyed to stakeholders expeditiously by the Federal Ministry of Education.”
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