The beautiful Mount Kilimanjaro, also called the roof of Africa, is the highest mountain (5895 meters) in Africa and the highest freestanding mountain in the world. It is a dormant volcano with two peaks, Kibo and Mawenzi. Kibo is best known due to the snow still present. Uhuru peak is the peak of Kibo and is the target of climbers. After climbing Kilimanjaro you will not only be rewarded with a certificate, but also with a unique experience that you will never forget.
To reach Uhuru peak, several beautiful routes are available, ranging from relatively easy hiking on steep slopes through the beautiful landscapes to serious mountaineering on near-vertical walls. Along the way you will pass unique vegetation and vistas. Marangu route (five or six days) on the east side of the mountain is considered the easiest route where you stay overnight in huts. On all other routes you will spend the night in tents at campsites with only latrines. Together with the Machame route (six or seven days), which is more rewarding for its breathtaking landscape of hills and valleys, these are the two most visited routes. Other routes (six or more days) are Lemosho, Rongai and Umbwe route.
You can find more information on the Tanzanian National Parks website.
We can arrange your ascent of Kilimanjaro through all available routes. An experienced team of (assistant) guides, a cook and porters will be at your service. The trip includes guide, assistant guide, cook, porters, camping gear, meals, entrance fees and rescue fees. We can arrange extra warm clothing and sleeping bags if necessary. Don’t think Kilimanjaro is a piece of cake. Adequate training and excellent equipment are very necessary.
The emblematic Mount Meru (4566 meters) is also a dormant volcano about 60 km away from Kilimanjaro. The mountain is located about 37 km from Arusha in the beautiful Arusha NP. One of the mountain sides was blown away during the last major eruption about 8,000 years ago, giving the mountain its rough appearance. The ash cone from a smaller eruption about 100 years ago is clearly visible. On the lower slopes, animals such as buffalo and zebra graze.
There is only one route to reach the top (socialist peak) of Mount Meru. The views are excellent and you will spend the night in huts. The climb is generally considered more difficult than Kilimanjaro, due to its steep trails, but the ascent only takes three or four days.
We can arrange your Meru ascent. An experienced team of (assistant) guides, a cook and porters will be at your service. The ascent includes guide, assistant guide, cook, porters, camping gear, meals, entrance fees and rescue fee. We can arrange extra warm clothing and sleeping bags if necessary. Remember that the ascent of Meru is not easy, so adequate training and excellent equipment are very necessary.
The cone Oldoinyo Lengai (2,878 meters) is an active volcano near Serengeti NP and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It is the only mountain in the world that emits sodium carbonatite lava. The last major eruption was in 2007. The mountain is close to beautiful Lake Natron in a typical Maasai area.
This mountain can be climbed in a span of a few hours, but is challenging as you keep sliding back through a layer of volcanic ash. You usually start climbing just after midnight to enjoy a beautiful sunrise at the top. Another option is to camp in the crater. This is only possible when the mountain is ‘quiet’.
We can arrange your ascent of the Lengai. It is often done in conjunction with a visit to Lake Natron or a walk in Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The trip includes guide. Extra clothing and sleeping bags can be arranged.