We organize high quality treks to the summit of this unique mountain and employ a high quality team of guides, porters and cooks and great equipment to make sure your chances of reaching the summit are maximized.
Below in this page you will be able to read the description of the 5 routes available to reach the peak. We always recommend Lemosho and Umbwe because they allow great acclimatization, are less crowded and provide incredible scenery. Scenery wise, Machame route is spectacular too with the only downsize being the fact that It sometimes busier. If you would like to avoid camping and maybe have a shorter route, Marangu is the best option but it is also the one with worst acclimatization and lower success rate. Finally, Umbwe route is a very difficult trek recommended only for those with a high experience in mountain climbing.
Climbing Kilimanjaro can be a life changing experience. You can do it for the challenge, for the unique scenery, for the feeling of success, for the adrenaline and accomplishments, and for many other reasons. One thing is for sure, your life will change after you've dominated the highest free standing mountain on Earth.
Rongai, being the only way to approach Kilimanjaro from the north, goes through the picturesque views of the rainforest and the second highest point of Tanzania - the Mawenzi volcano. Thanks to gradual elevation increase, you will be able to get a good altitude acclimatization and reach safely the highest point of Africa - Uhuru Peak, 5895 meters.
Kilimanjaro climb on Lemosho Route is a premium trek designed for 6, 7 or 8 days.
Climbing through different climate zones it starts on heaths and winds further across alpine meadows to ascend to the arctic zone near Uhuru Peak.
The descent, in turn, passes through rainforest. All this makes this route the most scenic on Kilimanjaro. Lemosho Route offers the smoothest acclimatization and the highest success rates of 85%, 90% and 95% for 6, 7 and 8-day programs, respectively.
The total distance covered on Lemosho Route is 46 kilometers (28.5 miles). We recommend this trail for those ready to pay a bit extra for high-altitude drop off by a vehicle. The best views on the mountain and increased chances of successful summiting come free of charge.
The Umbwe Route is one of the most secluded ones on Kilimanjaro. It starts at the tropical rainforest and goes in parallel with the Machame Route, joining together at Barranco Camp on 3800 m point.
Hiking Umbwe you will see all the climate zones of Kilimanjaro from the rainforest to the famous glaciers. Umbwe also is the shortest way to Uhuru Peak due to its steepness, however the properly selected camps are always good to adapt well, that is why this route is popular for ski marathons.
Usually travelers do not favor this route because of the physical requirements to summit successfully, and the presence of acclimatization experience is highly recommended to hike Kilimanjaro by the Umbwe Route. However, it is a very interesting route and a real challenge for skilled climbers.
Mount Meru is located in the center of Arusha National Park and about Fifty miles (80 km) west of Mount Kilimanjaro lies is an often overlooked, but spectacular volcano, a beautiful area with a wide range of habitats teeming with wildlife.
On the lower slopes of the mountain and inside the park, there is a good chance of spotting animals. An armed ranger will accompany your party on the first stage to protect against any wildlife threats.
The trail follows the north rim of the crater, along a dramatic ridgeline. Once at the summit, the views of Mount Kilimanjaro and down into Meru crater are unforgettable. Many people who climb both mountains have a quiet preference for the humble Mount Meru.
Although about, Mount Meru is still a very tall mountain. Do not underestimate Mount Meru. Altitude acclimatization is still the key to a successful summit.
Mount Meru is 14,980 feet (4,565 m) high, and serves as a great warm up before climbing Mount Kilimanjaro (19,341 ft/5,895 m). Meru is 4,000 feet lower than Mount Kilimanjaro In fact, it is ideal for altitude acclimatization and you may elect to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with a lower number of days after climbing Meru.
On the mountain, there is a good chance of seeing wildlife, and the crowds that can plague Kilimanjaro are non-existent here. Many people who climb both mountains have a quiet preference for the humble Mount Meru
OldoinyoLengai, a symmetrical, steep classical stratovolcano rises majestically about 2000 m from the East Africa Rift Valley depression to a summit elevation of 2890 m.
OldoinyoLengai is the only active volcano that erupts natrocarbonatite lava.
This active volcano is a holy spot for the Maasai. In fact its name literally means "Mountain of god" in the Maasai language.
Maasai from both Tanzania and Kenya who practice their traditional religion come here to offer sacrifice to the God.
The climb is void of shade and vegetation, making it a hot and dusty trek. The climbs start in the very early hours to avoid the scorching sun. The climb itself can be done in half a day, but it is most often combined with a longer trek. The two most popular itinerary options are outlined below but of course we can make alterations to fit your desires
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