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About Mt. Kilimanjaro

At almost 20000 feet above sea level, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s tallest mountain. It is also the world’s largest free-standing mountain, meaning it is not part of a mountain range. Kilimanjaro is a stratovolcano made up of three cones: Kibo, Shira, and Mawenzi. Kibo is the tallest of the three volcanic formations and its highest point is aptly named Uhuru, which is the Swahili word for freedom. The mountain is also famous for its snow-capped peak, a truly rare sight in the African continent.

Private Kilimanjaro Tour

6 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro (Shira Route)

With dramatic gorges and spectacular views of west Kilimanjaro, the Shira route begins near the Shira Ridge, winding its way up towards the treasures of Africa’s highest peak.

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6 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro (Rongai Route)

As the only route that approaches Mt Kilimanjaro from the north, the Rongai route has a more gradual slope than the other routes up the mountain. The route approaches Mt Kilimanjaro

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8 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro (Lemosho Route)

Considered the most scenic trail on Mt Kilimanjaro, the Lemosho route boasts panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. The route approaches Mt Kilimanjaro from the west

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Special Group Tours

5 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro (Marangu Route)

Popularly referred to as the Coca Cola route, the Marangu route boasts an epic trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro and it is the only route that offers sleeping huts, which are structured in dormitory-style accommodation. As the oldest and

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6 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro (Machame Route)

This is a very special tour that allows you to concentrate most of your time in the Serengeti, to follow the unique spectacle that is the Great Migration.You will be able to spend at least 4 nights in the park. usually

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Kilimanjaro Routes
There is no single best climb route up Kilimanjaro and which one you go for depends on a number of factors including the time available, your fitness level, previous experience, the time of the year, and personal preference.

Lemosho Route

    The Lemosho route is one of the most scenic routes and takes off from the West side of Mount Kilimanjaro. It features a relatively easy and versatile route profile which allows climbers to complete the trek on a seven or eight day itinerary.

Marangu Route

    Also known as the ‘Coca-Cola’ route, the Marangu route is the shortest way up Kilimanjaro and is often favored by unprepared, inexperienced climbers. It is also the only route with dormitory-style accommodation in huts, though it is not quite as scenic.

Machame Route

    The Machame route boasts high scenic value and is one of the most popular routes. It is one of the more ideal Kilimanjaro routes for acclimatization thanks to its unique topography which allows climbers to climb high and sleep low, for better acclimatization.

Rongai Route

    This is the only route that starts from the northern point of Kilimanjaro. Compared to the other routes, the Rongai is flatter for the first few days, allowing for easier trekking. It also offers a true wilderness experience, especially at the early stages of the climb and it is possible to spot large wildlife along the way.

Nothern Circuit

    This is the longest route on Mount Kilimanjaro and features one of the highest summit success rates. It departs from the same start point as the Lemosho route but then traversed to the Northern Circuit near Lava Tower. Climbers can complete the trek on an eight or nine day itinerary and the trail is typically quieter.

Shira Route

    The Shira Plateau is one of the most scenic areas on Kilimanjaro, but the route may not be ideal for first-timers because of its high start point. Only climbers who are already acclimatized to 4000m can take the Shira route. You can spot various wildlife and striking vegetation changes ranging from grasslands and forests to moorlands.

Umbwe Route

    The Umbwe route is famous for its caves and is one of the shortest routes to Kilimanjaro’s southern glaciers. Due to its rapid ascent, this route has poor acclimatization opportunities and therefore a relatively lower success rate.

What Type of Traveller Are You

We aim to create the perfect holiday for every guest by making sure they receive a private safari adventure catered to their individual needs and wishes. But how well do you know what you’re looking for? Are you looking for an authentic experience in the wild? Do you like to come across new people and gain deeper insight into different cultures? Or are you a true safari lover who is looking to explore the African bush and the many wildlife roaming there?

We have prepared six different types of travellers we often meet. Which one are you?

Dont you see yourself in any of these? Reach out so we can get to know you better and customize a trip that caters your specific wishes and needs.

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When To Travel
The best time to visit Zanzibar is from June to October during the cool, dry months of spring. Another popular time to visit this tropical island is form December to February when it's Hot or Dry

Best Weather
The best weather for any outdoor adventure is when there is little to no rainfall to force you back inside. In Tanzania, this dry season usually falls between June and October. The lack of rainfall means it's also easier to spot wildlife as they tend to congregate around watering holes across the parks.
Worst Weather
March and April (Peak of Wet season)
Best Time
June to October (All parks), June-July and January-February (Serengeti for the wildebeast migration and calving)
High Season
July to March (northern circuit parks; they get crowded), July to October (southern western circuit parks; they dont really get crowded any time of the year)
Low Season
July to March (northern circuit parks; they get crowded), July to October (southern western circuit parks; they dont really get crowded any time of the year)

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