Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Embark on the ultimate adventure and conquer the legendary Kilimanjaro, Africa’s towering icon often dubbed the “Roof of Africa.” Rising majestically to a staggering 5895 meters. Kilimanjaro certainly stands as the highest solitary mountain on the planet. We promise an unforgettable journey to Uhuru Peak, its glorious summit, in just five remarkable days. But make no mistake – Kilimanjaro is no walk in the park. Despite tales of its accessibility, scaling this majestic peak requires meticulous preparation and resilience against altitude sickness. Yet, with determination and proper training, the summit is within your grasp.

Choose your path wisely as you navigate through diverse routes, each offering its own allure. The ‘coca-cola’ Marangu route may seem tempting with its speed and affordability. Though, the ‘whiskey’ Machame route offers a more rewarding ascent with ample days for acclimatization. For those seeking a lesser-traveled path, the Lemosho route promises an authentic and serene experience. When you embark on this epic journey with us, our seasoned team of guides, chefs, and porters will accompany you every step of the way, ensuring your safety and comfort throughout. Even if the summit remains elusive, the memories forged on Kilimanjaro will last a lifetime, leaving an indelible mark on your soul. Are you ready to conquer the peak and seize the adventure of a lifetime?

The climb

Day 1: Embark on your Kilimanjaro adventure as you journey to the iconic Lemosho gate. Amidst the anticipation, take a moment to absorb the surrounding beauty. With all formalities arranged, set foot on the trail, delving deep into the lush rainforest towards the Mti Mkubwa camp at 2800 meters.

Day 2: Rise to meet the day and ascend through the enchanting moors. Greeted by panoramic vistas as you reach the second camp on the Shira plateau at 4000 meters. Here, the landscape unfolds before you in all its majesty, a testament to the wonders of nature.

Day 3: Your journey continues with a gradual ascent to 4600 meters. There, you’ll pause to savor a nourishing lunch at the lava tower. As the sun begins its descent, return to the Barranco Camp at 4000 meters, where the twinkling lights of Moshi cast a magical glow upon the night.

Day 4: Awaken your adventurous spirit as you navigate the exhilarating Barranco wall. It is a thrilling ascent that sets the tone for the day’s journey. Traverse through a lunar landscape, gazing upon the awe-inspiring slopes of Kibo, before arriving at the Karanga camp at 4000 meters.

Day 5: Your path leads you along a straight path, winding through the last valley before ascending to the Barafu Hut at 4700 meters. Here, at the base camp, take time to rest and prepare for the monumental summit night that lies ahead.

Day 6: With the midnight sky as your backdrop, begin your ascent towards Stella’s Point. There, the horizon is painted with hues of orange and gold, heralding the arrival of a new day. Press onward to Uhuru Peak at 5895 meters, where triumph awaits. Capture the moment with victory photos before descending to the Mweka Hut amidst the lush rainforest.

Day 7: As you bid farewell to Kilimanjaro, take one last look at the towering peak. A testament to your strength and determination. Descend to the Mweka Gate, where your journey began, and return to your accommodation in Moshi, forever changed by the adventure of a lifetime.

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

Kilimanjaro by night during a safari with Caracal Tours & Safaris in Tanzania
Ben on Kilimanjaro during a safari with Caracal Tours & Safaris in Tanzania
Sander on Kilimanjaro during a safari with Caracal Tours & Safaris in Tanzania

From $1699

(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.

If you think Kilimanjaro is too much for you, you may consider one of the other mountains.

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