Mt. Kilimanjaro

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Mount Kilimanjaro.

Mount Kilimanjaro is situated just three degree below the equator and it is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest walk able summit in the world named as a roof top of Africa. Kilimanjaro is a dormant, but not extinct volcano. Warnings rumble can sometimes be heard – and gases emerge from the fume holes in the crater.

Mount Kilimanjaro is featured with two peaks. The two peaks of Kilimanjaro are the Kibo (5,893m) and Mawenzi (5,149m). Its breathtaking beauty has to be seen and experienced by one personally. Ascent and descent takes about 5 days and can be climbed by any normal fit person with the assistance of experienced mountain guides and porters.

Mount Kilimanjaro can be climbed at any time of the year but the best time is considered to be from August to October and January to March. It is wet in the rainforest during the rains in April, May, June and November. December through to February is the warmest months but then Weather is very unpredictable and therefore you have to check with us at the time when you are close to your adventure trekking departure.

With the help of our experienced mountain guide and porters, it is possible to walk all the way to the summit without specialized mountaineering experience and Kilimanjaro can be conquered by any reasonably fit person. The climb normally takes five to six days and involves four or five overnight stays in comfortable mountain huts when using Marangu Route. Machame Route, Lemosho, Umbwe and Rongai does not have huts and therefore tents are used. Thousands of trekkers reach Gillman’s Point or Uhuru Peak successfully each year without any difficulties. To avoid altitude sickness and failure, it is recommended to acclimatize by ascending slowly and steadily instead of rushing to the next stop.

During the attempts on ascending and descending time on the mountain, you will pass from a tropical to arctic environment in just a few days. The various trails first pass through lush rainforests before reaching heather and open moorland where giant lobelia and huge, cactus-like groundsel grow. Above this moorland is the almost lunar landscape of an alpine desert which stretches between the two peaks of Kibo, the flat-topped dome at the centre, and Mawenzi, a group of jagged points and pinnacles on the eastern side.

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