Mount Kilimanjaro holds many honors: tallest volcano in the world, highest free-standing mountain, highest point on the African continent at 19,341 feet. And the best feature is that Mount Kilimanjaro is a broad shield volcano, which requires no technical skills to climb — just excellent conditioning and an excitement for remote, exotic locations. Its famous snow cap is visible from over a hundred miles away, but climate change is quickly shrinking Kilimanjaro’s glaciers.
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa rising 19,340 ft (5,895m). The largest free-standing mountain in the world. Also one of the seven Summits, the seventh highest points on each continent in the world. If you are reasonably physically fit, you can Climb Mount Kilimanjaro to reach the summit (Uhuru Peak 5,895m) and look out over Africa.
There is no special equipment or expertise needed to “Climb Mount Kilimanjaro” because the routes have been chosen to allow a slow gradual hike ” non technical ” , with the full support of “Predators Safari Club” professional guide for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. We recommend a 6 to 8 day hike (depend on the route chosen) Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro up to the Summit, which includes one day of acclimatization between 10,000 and 15,000 ft. There are several routes to choose from and they vary by steepness and popularity. The Marangu route which is the easiest route and the most frequented trail on Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. The Machame route, Shira route, Rongai route and Western Breach route are more scenic and physically demanding. All the routes provide a spectacular view as you hike through a variety of habitats, cloud and rain forest, moor land with huge lobelia plants, the alpine desert and the magnificent glacier walls.
Essentials: Waterproof rucksack and daypack, sleeping bag (at least 3 seasons), Insulation pad boots and light walking shoes, balaclava and woollen hat or scarf, snow goggles / sun glasses, gaiters gloves, sweaters / jumpers, pants and jackets (waterproof)Water bottle, anorak / raincoat, several pairs of socks, first aid kit and insect repellent, sun protection cream and lip salve, personal toiletry requirements, Flash light with spare batteries, whistle and some plastic bags, walking stick / ski-pole.
We highly recommend after Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, an adventure not to be missed to explore the Tanzanian wilderness safari and Zanzibar beach holiday. Contact our safari consultant who will help you to design your Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach to fit with your trekking holiday.
Lemosho Route - 8 Days
The Lemosho Route is a remote, less commonly used and beautiful way up the mountain. Because of its length, it allows for the best opportunity for acclimatization. Lemosho starts at Londorossi Gate, below the Shira Plateau, and treks through.
Machame Route - 7 Days
Machame, known as the “Whiskey” route, is now the most popular route on the mountain. Compared with Marangu, the days on Machame are longer and the walks are steeper. However, it is considered one of the better routes for acclimatization.
Rongai Route - 7 Days
The Rongai Route is the only route to ascend up the North side of the mountain, originating close to the Kenyan border. It is considered one of the easiest routes up Mt. Kilimanjaro and boasts a high success rate for reaching the summit. However,
Umbwe Route - 6 Days
The Umbwe Route used to be the steepest, shortest and most direct route to Uhuru Peak. Traditionally the route utilised the steep Western Breach and Arrow’s Glacier path to the summit; however, due to a tragic rock-fall in 2006 that claimed
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