Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro

The highest peak in Africa, popular for trekking and climbing.

Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, stands majestically at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) above sea level. Located in northern Tanzania, this iconic mountain is one of the world’s most sought-after trekking destinations, drawing adventurers from all corners of the globe. Kilimanjaro is a free-standing volcanic mountain, comprised of three distinct cones: Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. The snow-capped summit of Kibo is the ultimate goal for trekkers, offering breathtaking views and an unparalleled sense of achievement.

What to Expect

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a challenging yet rewarding experience. The journey to the summit takes trekkers through a variety of climatic zones, from tropical rainforests and moorlands to alpine deserts and arctic conditions at the peak. Each zone presents unique landscapes, flora, and fauna, making the ascent a fascinating ecological journey as well as a physical and mental challenge.

The most popular routes to the summit include the Marangu, Machame, Lemosho, Rongai, and Northern Circuit routes. Each route varies in length, difficulty, and scenery, catering to different levels of experience and preferences.

Activities and Highlights

  • Trekking: Experience the challenge and reward of trekking to Africa’s highest peak.
  • Wildlife Viewing: Spot unique wildlife such as colobus monkeys and various bird species on the lower slopes.
  • Scenic Views: Enjoy stunning vistas of diverse landscapes and the surrounding plains.
  • Cultural Interaction: Engage with local guides and porters, learning about their traditions and way of life.
  • Photography: Capture the beauty of Kilimanjaro’s varied ecosystems and the iconic summit.


Mount Kilimanjaro offers a range of accommodation options along the trekking routes, including huts on the Marangu route and tented camps on other routes. Pre- and post-trek accommodation is available in Arusha, ranging from budget lodges to luxury hotels.

Travel Tips

  • Best Time to Climb: The best months to climb Kilimanjaro are January to March and June to October when the weather is relatively dry and stable.
  • What to Pack: Essential items include layered clothing, a warm sleeping bag, trekking boots, rain gear, and a good-quality backpack. A detailed packing list will be provided by your trekking company.
  • Health and Safety: Acclimatize properly to avoid altitude sickness. Ensure you have the necessary vaccinations and travel insurance. Follow your guide’s instructions and stay hydrated throughout the trek.

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