wide as all the world, great, high and unbelievably white in the sun was the square
top of Kilimanjaro."
- Ernest Hemmingway, The Snows of Kilimanjaro
with its gleaming glaciers, is a magnificent mountain. It stands majestically
amidst vast open plains, inviting you to the challenge to climb to the top through
the farms, rain forest, pass through the moorland, to highland desert and witness
the eternal snow on "The Roof of Africa."
Kilimanjaro stands 330 kms south of the equator, on the northern
boundary of Tanzania. Its location on an open plain close to the Indian Ocean,
and its great size and height strongly influence the climate and thus its vegetation,
animal life and climbing conditions.
Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain
in Africa. It is composed of three extinct volcanoes: Kibo 5895m (19340ft), Mawenzi
5149m (16896ft), and Shira 3962m (13000ft). It is one of the worlds highest free
standing mountains, its bulk looming 4800m above an undulating plain that averages
1000m above sea level.
On a clear day, it can be seen from more then 150
kms away. Its peak is permanently snow covered, though only 3 degrees below the
equator. Kilimanjaro can be climbed by any physically fit person. No climbing
experience is necessary.
larger, central communal living, surrounded by a village of small sleeping huts
along the Marangu Route. Other routes lack the essential facilities available
along the Marangu Route.
can be climbed at any time of the year, but there are two rainy seasons - Late
March to Mid June and October to November. The best Months are January to March
and July to October, usually cloudless days. During the day temperature at 4000m
tends to be 15°C. When the sun is covered,temperatures drop. At night, temperature
falls to -10°C. At the summit, temperatures are about 5°C during the day
and drop to between -18°C and -22°C at night.
and guides accompany each group. The Kilimanjaro Central Control Unit has a reliable,
equipped rescue team on the Marangu route. Equipment such as sleeping bags, mountain
boots, thick sweaters, balaclava, gloves and so on are required, but we can arrange
to have this equipment rented and ready for you to use. Kilimanjaro is not just
a mountain to conquer, but also changing scenes and landscapes to enjoy, and rich
in a wide variety of birdlife, flora and fauna.
Kilimanjaro climbing Routes
Route(Click for Itineraries)
Marangu Route TH330 Kilimanjaro
Out of the 6 routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, this is the most popular. It
is the most gentle to the top, and goes via Mandara Hut, Horombo Hut, Kibo Hut,
and on to Uhuru Peak through Gillmans Point.
Machame Route TH331||
The next most popular route. Considered probably the most beautiful route up
the mountain, but definitely not the easi
Relatively shory, steep and scenic route, going via Umbwe, 1st Bivouac, 2nd
Bivouac, Barranco Hut Lava Tower Hut and Shira Hut.
Shira Plateau Route||
Great Western Breach Route to Kibo Crater||
Very steep and recommended only for physically very fit persons and experienced
Very steep and a direct route to the summit.
Climb is an experience of a lifetime, highly recommended to the adventurous traveller
willing to forego some of lifes luxuries for a few days. The Marangu Route walking
expedition can be undertaken without past mountaineering experience.