Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Explore Africa’s Highest Point

A wide view of Mount Kilimanjaro showing its snowcapped summit and savanna landscape at the foot.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is an experience like no other. Not only is the mountain’s summit the highest point in Africa, it is also the highest freestanding mountain in the world. Soaring into the sky and dwarfing the land below, Mount Kilimanjaro stands tall and proud dominating everything around. It is the highest mountain in Africa (5895m), a dormant volcanic mountain in Tanzania. It has three distinct cones Kibo, Shira and Mawenzi. Kibo is dormant and has a possibility of erupting while Shira and Mawenzi are extinct. The highest summit is Uhuru at kibo’s crater.

Ludwig and Hans Meyer were the first to successfully climb Mount Kilimanjaro in 1889. It is part of the Mount Kilimanjaro national park. There are plenty of wildlife among them; elephants, zebras, bushbucks, hyenas and cape buffaloes. Vegetation on Mt Kilimanjaro varies with altitude at the base we have agricultural land with maize, sunflower, beans, wheat and coffee. The natural forest cover, savannah, mosses that depends on fog, bushes, heathlands, bear land with rocks. The main routes to take when climbing Mount Kilimanjaro are; Rongai Shira, Mweka, Machame, Lemosho Umbwe, Marangu.

The hike sees a higher number of climbers than Mt Kenya, with an equally high rate of unsuccessful ascent caused by high altitude illness. Though climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is difficult it is not impossible. The right equipment a reasonable level of fitness and plenty of time to acclimatize, anyone with the desire and will can reach the summit regardless of age.

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So, join us on a hike of a lifetime. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro with friends and family all the way to the top. We specialize in climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and Kenya as well as safaris all over Kenya. We run our own mountain climbing operations, fully prepared with expert guides.

Choose the route you want to follow to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro Rongai route
Mount Kilimanjaro

Mt Kilimanjaro Rongai Route 7 Days

The Rongai route has gained popularity over the years, it gets crowded during the peak season (August-October) though not as much as other mt Kilimanjaro routes. Being on the North of the mountain it the

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mt kilimanjaro Machame route
Mount Kilimanjaro

Mt Kilimanjaro Machame Route 7 Days

The Machame route also known as the “whisky route” is the opposite of the Marangu route. It is very challenging but extremely scenic making it worth the sweat. There are plenty of steep slopes to ascend

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mt kilimanjaro marangu route
Mount Kilimanjaro

Mt Kilimanjaro Marangu Route 6 days

Marangu route commonly known as the “coco cola” or “tourist” route. It is a lot easier than the other Mt Kilimanjaro routes with a gradual and gentle ascent with enough time to acclimatize on the

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kilimanjaro lemosho route
Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route 7 days

Lemosho is the most scenic route on Mt Kilimanjaro, every day offers something new to appreciate. The chances of seeing wildlife are high on this is quiet, less crowded not many climbers use this

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