Overview: Climbing a mountain would be a daunting workout to most, but what if the mountain is the floor? That’s the concept behind mountain climbers. Performed from a plank position, you’ll alternate bringing one knee to your chest, then back out again, speeding up each time until you’re “running” against the floor. While it sounds simple, mountain climbers exercise almost the entire body and raise your heart rate. You can easily add mountain climbers to your morning workout at home or the gym, in a hotel room while you’re traveling, or even squeeze in a few in the break room at work. The basic move is great for beginners, but more experienced exercisers can take things up a notch with variations.
It’s all too easy to think of Africa as defined by one thing – wildlife, safaris or one of its iconic highlights, such as Kilimanjaro. In reality of course, it’s a really, really big continent and packed with astounding diversity, from lush and verdant islands to staggering mountain ranges. Any adventurous walker or curious traveller will never be bored by Africa’s many incredible hiking destinations, and if you’re looking for somewhere a little different to the rest of your trekking adventures, it’s the place to be. Here’s our guide to where you should go, country by country, to experience some of the best hiking it has to offer. It is the highest stand-alone mountain in the world and must not be underestimated. Although there are a number of trails up the mountain, representing different levels of ability and endurance, it is a gruelling undertaking, and can pose a very real risk to life. You do not need specialized mountain climbing skills nor mountaineering equipment on this challenging vacation on Africa’s highest peak, but you will need the skills of an experienced support team, provided by Uhuru Trails, a team partnership between Somewhere In Africa Expeditions and a well-respected family company with over thirty years acquaintance with this mountain, which is the ultimate pinnacle of many dreams of hazardous adventure on the beautiful continent.