Mount Kilimanjaro Tanzania

Located in Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s tallest mountain at about 5,895 meters (19,340 feet). It is the largest free-standing mountain rise in the world, meaning it is not part of a mountain range

What are 8 facts of Mount Kilimanjaro?

  • Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the seven summits. …
  • Kilimanjaro stands on its own. …
  • The mountain is on the equator. …
  • Three volcanic cones created it. …
  • Kilimanjaro isn’t dead; it’s dormant. …
  • No one knows the real meaning of ‘Kilimanjaro. … (European explorers had adopted the name by 1860 and reported that “Kilimanjaro” was the mountain’s Swahili name. But according to the 1907 edition of The Nuttall Encyclopædia, the name of the mountain was “Kilima-Njaro,” comprised of the Swahili word “Kilima” meaning “mountain” and the Chagga word “Njaro” meaning “whiteness.” )
  • The first ascent was more than a century ago October 1889.
  • The park was named a United Nations Educational (Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site in 1987. A variety of animals live in the area surrounding the mountain, including the blue monkey)

Kilimanjaro Treks, Who Can Climb Kilimanjaro?

Anyone from children over the age of 6 to older generations in their 60s and 80s! All you need is determination and the will to get to the summit. The real challenge with climbing Kilimanjaro is the altitude and the rate of ascent. Don’t worry we will be with you every step of the way! Our guides are highly skilled professionals and are a key component to your success.

Join the thousands of climbers who have stood on the Mount Kilimanjaro Summit Guided by Our Trekking Expert Guide

We are a premier Kilimanjaro trekking Tours company with decades of combined experience on the mountain, We run our own trekking operations, staffed with expert mountain guides, and do not act as a booking agent for other companies.

Kilimanjaro Treks is a great challenge and entirely feasible for the active traveller or keen walker looking for something new. In a matter of days you’ll climb Kilimanjaro from the hot plains of Africa through grasslands, tropical rain forest, alpine meadows, moorlands and desert uplands onto snow and ice.

As one of the premier Mount Kilimanjaro tour operators, we have regular climbs on four of the main routes:

  • Kilimanjaro Treks via the Machame route is our preferred route as it offers excellent acclimatisation and views.
  • The Lemosho route, is the same as the Machame route after the second camp (Shira Plateau), but gives an extra day on the mountain.
  • Or there is the Rongai route, which approaches from the north of the mountain and is a less travelled option. It’s also good during the rainy season as it’s more sheltered.
  • Or for those who have a bit of time we also have climbs via Northern Circuit route.

Facts about Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro translates to “mountain of the springs” and its unique position just below the equator offers an opportunity to experience five different habitats from bottom to top, which makes an ascent of the mountain undeniably special. In a matter of days you’ll climb Kilimanjaro from the equator to what feels like the Arctic, moving through grasslands, tropical rainforest, alpine meadows, moorlands and desert uplands to snow and ice.

What to Wear on Kilimanjaro?

It’s really important that you look at our Kilimanjaro gear List but be assured that you don’t need to spend a fortune on kit when you can rent sleeping bags, trekking poles and many other items from us kindly look at our rent gear price list

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