Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and is therefore also called the roof of Africa. At 5895 meters it is also the highest single mountain in the world. There are several routes to climb the mountain. Accept the challenge, prepare well and go to Uhuru peak, the top of the mountain, in five days. You go up with a group of guides, cooks and porters and stay in tents. Your food is provided and you also get fresh drinking water every day. Kilimanjaro is not a breeze. Despite the stories that it is easy to climb, you must be well trained to withstand altitude sickness. Several routes can take you to the top, but the chances of reaching the top are not the same everywhere. The ‘coca-cola’ route or Marangu route is the fastest and cheapest option, but certainly not the route with the greatest chance of success. The ‘whiskey’ route or Machame route is a much better option with several days of acclimatization. The first days you can replace the route with the less used Lemosho route. When you book with us, our team of guides, cook and porters will take good care of you and do their best to help you get to the top. Even if you don’t reach the top, Kilimanjaro will be an experience for a lifetime.

The climb

Day 1: Drive to Lemosho gate – Arrange all necessary formalities – Climb through the rainforest to mti mkubwa camp (2800 meters)

Day 2: Climb through moors to the second camp on the Shira plateau with fantastic views at (4000 meters)

Day 3: Slowly ascend to 4600m and enjoy your lunch at lava tower – return to 4000m to Barranco Camp from where you can see the lights of Moshi during the night

Day 4: Start the day with the only place where you really have to climb, Barranco wall – walk through a lunar landscape towards Karanga camp (4000 meters) with breathtaking views of Kibo slope

Day 5: Walk on a straight path to the last valley where you go down and up again before reaching the base camp Barafu Hut (4700 meters) – rest the rest of the day to prepare for the summit night

Day 6: Wake up at midnight and slowly ascend towards Stella’s point from where you can see a stunning sunset – continue to Uhuru Peak (5895m) where you can take your victory photos – descend to Mweka Hut at 3000m in the rainforest

Day 7: Take the last leg up to Mweka Gate – return to your accommodation in Moshi

Perfect to do for a safari safari or a trip to one of the beaches.

From $1399

(this price depends on the season and the number of people you are traveling with)

Details of the safari

We offer this trip as a private tour. Prices depend on the number of people in the group and the age of the travelers. The following is included: park fees, camping fees, excursions as mentioned, transport with land cruiser pop-up roof to and from the mountain English speaking guide, assistant guide, cook, porters, meals, tent, mats, sleeping bags drinking water and all mandatory taxes. Not included are tips, other drinks and personal expenses.

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