Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain on the African continent and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Kilimanjaro has three volcanic cones, Mawenzi, Shira and Kibo.Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is almost as Most days climbing Kilimanjaro are no worse than an average day hiking at home. There are though a number of factors that make this a really tough challenge. First, you will be hiking for at least 7 days continuously. This puts a big strain on all your muscles and joints.
Kilimanjaro is suitable for beginners; they do very well. The best advice is for everyone to arrive in great shape. Don’t underestimate the climb because you know someone did it who you believe was not fit. Train for the adventure.
We generally advise that the best time to climb Kilimanjaro is during the warmest and driest times of year, from December to mid-March and mid-June to the end of October. However, although these are considered to be the best times to climb the mountain in terms of weather, they are also the busiest months.
Mount Kilimanjaro Tours
5 Days Marangu Tour
Marangu route is the simplest route and its distance is 72 kilometres (45 miles).This route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the southeast. The trail itself starts at Marangu gate.
6 Days Machame Tour
Machame is considered the most scenic Kilimanjaro climbing route. For that reason it has become the most popular climb route on Kilimanjaro.
7 Days Lemosho Tour
The Lemosho route is approximately 70 km/ 42 miles from gate to gate. It is designed for physically fit people with some hiking experience.