About Mt. KilimanjaroAt 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.View Tour
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 KilimanjaroView Tour
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 westView Tour
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 andView Tour
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. usuallyView Tour
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?