Climbing Kilimanjaro

Hike via Machame route, Marangu and Lemosho Route

Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa and the World’s tallest free standing rises approximately 4,900 m from its base to 5,895 meters above sea level. Climbing Kilimanjaro – the rooftop of Africa is the experience of-a-lifetime, and anyone who is physically fit can hike this snowcapped mountain.

The Kilimanjaro mountain is located inside the Kilimanjaro national park outside of Moshi town in a beautiful accessible village of Marangu where the headquarter of the park is located. There are different hiking routes on Kilimanjaro to the summit involving different villages and scenarios. These climbing routes includes Marangu, Machame, Rongai, the Lemosho route, Umbwe route, Shira route and Mweka route which is used for descent only.

The eco-zones of Mount Kilimanjaro range from tropics to the Arctic. The foot slopes inhabited by leopard, water buffalo, African elephant, antelope and primates. Walking stick, proper clothing, sun glass, enough drinking water and determination are the key to a successfully Mount Kilimanjaro trekker.

Climbing Kilimanjaro is regularly climbed in 5 days via Marangu route, Kilimanjaro climbing tours is a breathtaking activity and its recommended you take an extra day for acclimatization. Other Kilimanjaro climb routes offer a minimum of 6 days such as Machame route.

The team which will take you to the mountain will comprise a cook(s), mountain guide and mountain porters. Depending on the nature of the group but a minimum of two porters per person carrying less than 15 kg of your luggage, cooking facilities and sleeping tents depending on the route selected. One guide for four to five people with one assistant guide and one cook. Additional of the team members will be arranged according to the situation of the group and luggage taken to the mountain.

While trekking Kilimanjaro the Marangu route is referred as the luxurious route on the mountain due to the fact that it has huts for accommodation, European toilets and sufficient water. Other Mount Kilimanjaro climbing routes are subjected to the mobile camping tents whereby all the facilities are carried by your porters and in most cases they will hike faster than you for the preparation of accommodation, food and water on your arrival.

Climbing Kilimanjaro Tours Packages

5 Days Marangu Route Climb

You Visit: Mount Kilimanjaro

7 Days Machame Route Climb

You Visit: Mount Kilimanjaro

11 Days Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar

You Visit: Tarangire, Lake Eyasi, Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Zanzibar