About Mount Kilimanjaro
Also referred as the Roof of Africa or the Crown of Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is both Africa’s highest mountain and the world’s tallest free-standing peak (i.e. it’s standing all by itself in a plain ground, it’s not one peak of many in a mountainous range). Standing at 5,875 meters above sea level, Kilimanjaro is also distinctive as it is located just 330km from the equator.
Mount Kilimanjaro comprises of not only one but three volcanic summits. Mawenzi (5,149 m), Shira (3,962 m) the oldest one of the three Kilimanjaro summits is already extinct and the youngest summits Kibo (5,895 m) are dormant volcano and could erupt again in the future.
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro compared to other mountains in the region like Mount Meru, is a relatively easy climb. You don’t need to be a professional climber to attempt the ascent, although a good level of physical fitness is a must and follow climbing guides provided. With the help and support of our professional and experienced guide team, we can get you to summit so that you can look out across Africa.
Our experienced mountain guides and climbing guide kits will ensure that your climb to the roof of Africa is as safe and easy as possible. Our guides have deep knowledge and years of experience of various routes and the ever-changing climate conditions, allowing them to predict changes and sometimes make routes alteration to avoid accidents along the way.
“We, the people of Tanganyika, would like to light a candle and put it on the top of Mount Kilimanjaro which would shine beyond our borders giving hope where there was despair, love where there was hate and dignity where there was before only humiliation.”- Mwalimu J.K.Nyerere 22nd October 1959
Best time to climb Kilimanjaro
The finest month for climbing is January, February, and September, when the mountain weather is warmer, the skies clearer, and the possibility of rain is less. June, July, and August are also the best time to climb but with close observation of weather, though they tend to be colder as this is ‘winter’ season in Tanzania.
The rainy seasons here in Tanzania especially Kilimanjaro region (March through early June and November or December) are tougher times to climb Kilimanjaro, though it is still possible with appropriate preparation and professional guides.
The popular choice to timing the ascend to summit in the course of the full moon, as the brighter nights improve trail visibility and the moon hanging overhead makes for a spectacular and breath-taking moment when you’re standing atop Mount Kilimanjaro peak, The Roof of Africa.