Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. Reaching 5,895 meters at Uhuru Peak (19,340 ft.), it towers above the surrounding plains that include famous sites like the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater. Uhuru Peak sits on the rim of the extinct volcano’s crater and promises some of the most spectacular views you can comprehend.
Located in northern Tanzania, Kilimanjaro sits practically on the Equator and enjoys a relatively consistent year-round climate. Tanzanians, while quite poor by standard economic measures, live a rich life in harmony with our surrounding environment, which includes mountains, oceans, and some of the most stunning wildlife on the planet. We are also incredibly friendly – expect a warm welcome!
Kilimanjaro is a great climb for all adventurers. It’s easy to get to with daily flights from Europe and the US. It does not require technical training. And it’s very affordable to climb (around USD2,000 for a week-long climb). The name “Kilimanjaro” is derived from Swahili, loosely translated to mean ‘mountain of greatness’ (though no exact definition exists). Local legends around Kili are many. Most regard the mountain as a home of supernatural beings – a realm of the gods if you will. Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to climb Everest, once said, ‘It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.’ Are you up for the challenge? To find out more about Kilimanjaro please check out wikipedia.