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Climbing Kilimanjaro


Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is a dormant volcano in Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania and the highest mountain in Africa at 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet above sea level (the Uhuru Peak/Kibo Peak).

Climbing Kilimanjaro, a comprehensive guide to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro by Climbing Kilimanjaro. Mt Kilimanjaro: 005.00 degrees south, 036 degrees east, 5895m a.m.s.l. Crowned by an eternal snow-cap, Mt. Kilimanjaro is situated inside the Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania; it is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain on earth. This guide aims to provide the potential Kilimanjaro climber with valuable and accurate information on climbing Kilimanjaro, which will hopefully contribute towards increasing your chances of a successful summit attempt. Detailed itineraries, maps, useful links, stunning pictures and photography cover all the major routes, including the Marangu, Machame, Umbwe, Mweka (only for descending), Shira, Lemosho, Rongai (Nalemoru), and Arrow Glacier routes. To further assist you with your preparation on hiking or trekking to the summit of this breathtaking mountain, we have included essential information and tips on your mental and physical preparation, a fitness program, and a list of all equipment required. Other useful information provided, included a printable final checklist, food, porters, guides, important health issues, how to get there and hotels and transfers.


We have more than 15 years of experience in leading clients to the summit. Our experienced guides have a proud success rate of 96%+ and have safely guided over 8000 clients to the peak. Our professional tour consultants have all made successful summit attempts and are therefore in a position to provide you with an in depth knowledge on a planned summit attempt. We provide unique and tailor-made itineraries to suite your individual requirements and preferences, including all your accommodation bookings, meet and assist at the airport, airport transfers, as well as many exciting excursion extensions to the surrounding game reserves and the magical island of Zanzibar.

6 Nights / 7 Days Machame Route

Day 1: Moshi Depart Arusha for Moshi .Dinner and overnight at a Moshi Hotel. Day 2: Machame Hut Drive to Machame village, the climb starts at the end of the tarmac road. Walk through shambas (farms) then forest to the Machame hut (3000m, 6hours). Day 3: Shira Hut Continue along the steep ridge going on […] Read more
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6 Days Climb Mt Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Route Duration: 6 Days Total hiking distance: Approximately 100 kms This is probably the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro. All your equipment and supplies are portered and a cook prepares all your meals. Where accommodation on the Marangu route is in huts, the Machame route offers strictly tents only. This makes Machame (also referred to […] Read more
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6Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Umbwe Route

The Umbwe route is one of the shortest routes to the Southern Glaciers and the Western Breach. It is probably the most scenic, non-technical route on Kilimanjaro. It is quite taxing, primarily due to the relatively fast ascent to higher altitude, but the rewards are plentiful. Fewer people, pristine forest and shorter walking distances make […] Read more
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6 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro Climbing Marangu Route

Total hiking distance: Approximately 96 kms (excludes acclimatization hikes on day three)Affectionately known as the “Coca-Cola route”, Marangu is by far the most popular route to the summit of Kilimanjaro. This could partly be as a result of the fact that the Marangu is the least expensive route, but more so, perhaps the fact that […] Read more
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