Astride the equator yet permanently snow-capped at 5895m (19340ft) high, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is Africa’s roof top and the world’s highest free standing mountain which can be climbed by any physically fit person. John Rebmann, a German missionary, was one of the first westerners to explore the mountain in 1841. He announced to the world the existence of Great Mountain “capped in a glacier”.
Mount Kilimanjaro is among the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa as it was announced by Natural Wonders Foundation of New York USA on …………………….at Arusha International Conference Center(AICC).
Mount Kilimanjaro has several routes; they are Marangu, Machame, Western Breach, Mweka, Umbwe, Lemosho and Rongai.
Months are December through February.
We invites you to undertake an unforgettable journey up Mt. Kilimanjaro, to the Roof of Africa! Karibu sana!
Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek Routes.
The following are trek routes for Mt. Kilimanjaro
|Route||Recommended Trip Length||Accommodation|
|Marangu||5 Days / 4 Nights||Hut|
|Machame||7 Days / 6 Nights||Camping|
|Umbwe||6 Days / 5 Nights||Camping|
|Rongai||5 Days / 4 Nights||Camping|
|Lemosho||8 Days / 7 Nights||Camping|
Which route? Each route is unique in its own way:
Marangu: Marangu approaches Kilimanjaro from the southeast. It is the oldest and most established route. Many favor the Marangu route because it is considered to be the easiest route on the mountain, given its gradual slope and direct path.
Machame: Machame is quickly becoming the second most popular route. More scenic, and steeper in parts than Marangu, this route is best done in 7 days, but can also be done in 6 days by the fit adventurer.
Umbwe: Steep, direct, and considered the most difficult route up Kilimanjaro, Umbwe is only recommended for advanced climbers. Approached from the south, the fast ascension forced by this route can hinder proper acclimatization.
Rongai: Rongai route is the only route that you can climb from the north of Mt. Kilimanjaro, close to the Kenyan border. With its starting point at a higher altitude, a trek on the Rongai route is short and with less traffic than Marangu.
Lemosho: An improvement upon the Shira route, Lemosho is the longest route on Kilimanjaro, and provides beautiful panoramic views from various sides of the mountain.