Mt Kilimanjaro

Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa rising 19,340 ft (5,895m), the largest free standing mountain in the world and one of the seven summits, the seventh highest points on each continent in the world. Any person who is physically fit can climb this mountain to reach the summit Uhuru Peak 5,895m and look out over Africa.

There is no special equipment required to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro because the routes allow a gradual hike “non technical” with the  full support of the climbing professional guides. We recommend a 6 to 8 days hike depending on the route chosen. Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro up to the summit which includes one day for acclimatization between 10,000 and 15,000 ft. there are several routes to chose from and vary by popularity and steepness and are discussed below:

Mt Kilimanjaro via Marangu Route

This route has moderate slope, making easier to climb. It the most popular route up Mt. Kilimanjaro. There are three large permanent hut installations on the route, each sleeping hundreds of people in dormitories, this is the only route on which you don’t need to sleep in tents. It has an emergency evacuation rescue and … Continue reading Mt Kilimanjaro via Marangu Route

Mt Kilimanjaro via Machame Route

Machame approaches the Shira Plateau from the South, joining up with the Shira route on the second day to cuts around below the Southern Walls to Barranco Camp, before heading on round to Barafu Camp for the summit attempt. This is the second popular route and the most scenic route up Mt. Kilimanjaro. Accommodation on … Continue reading Mt Kilimanjaro via Machame Route

Mt Kilimanjaro via Rongai Route

This is the second easiest route on the mountain after Marangu and less frequently used. It is the only route to approach the mountain from the Northeast. The first few days of this trek retain a tangible sense of wilderness, passing through some wild and beautiful scenery. On the final day and the descent the … Continue reading Mt Kilimanjaro via Rongai Route