About Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro a Crown of Tanzania and Roof of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain and the world’s tallest free-standing peak. Its peak Standing at 5,875 meters above sea level, Kilimanjaro is also distinctive as it is located just 330km from the equator.

Mount Kilimanjaro includes three volcanic summits which are Shira placed at 3,962 m, Mawenzi placed at 5,149 m, the oldest peak is already extinct and the youngest summits Kibo placed at 5,895 m are considered to be dormant volcano and could become active in the future.

Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

In terms of climbing difficulties and physical demanding Mount Kilimanjaro in comparison with other Mount Meru and other climbing peaks in the region, is a relatively easy climb. It doesn’t accommodate only professional climber to attempt the ascent, although with good level of fitness and follow climbing guides provided the climb become more convenient. With the support of our experienced guide team, we can get you to reach Kilimanjaro summit where you’ll have a chance to look across Africa from its roof.

Our mountain climbing guide and all the kits provided will ensure that your trekking to the summit is as safe and easy as possible. Our experienced guides have enough knowledge and experience going back number of years, on various routes and the changing climate conditions, give them ability to foresee changes and sometimes make routes recommendations and alteration to avoid potential accidents along the way.

Mwalimu J.K.Nyerere Tanzania’s father of nation says on 22nd October 1959, and we quote “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.”

When to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

The best month for trekking Mount Kilimanjaro is January, February, and September, when weather is a little bit warmer, the skies are clearer, and the likelihood of rain is less. In June, July, and August are also the best climbing time but with close consideration of the mountain weather, though it tends to be very cold as this is the beginning of ‘winter’ season in Tanzania.

During rainy seasons which occurs on March through early June and November or December here in Tanzania especially Kilimanjaro region are very demanding and challenging times to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, however it is still possible with proper preparation and following instructions and recommendations from a professional guide.

The prime time to ascend to Kilimanjaro summit is in the course of the full moon, as the night brightness helps to improve trail visibility and the moon above our heads makes a spectacular and breath-taking moment as you standing atop Mount Kilimanjaro peak and The Roof of Africa.


Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Routes

Available and our mostly recommended Routes to climb mountain Kilimanjaro are: Lemosho, Machame and Rongai Route.

You have multiple climbing options, you can either climb alone, join an existing climbing group or bring a group of your own to climb together

Machame  Climbing Route

Machame is considered to be the most striking trekking route up Mount Kilimanjaro, in comparison with other trekking routes, Machame Route is very appropriate for more enthusiast adventure lovers and mountain hikers who crave for a more challenging climb than what Marangu or Rongai routes has to offer.

Lemosho Climbing Route

Lemosho trekking routes provide climbers two possibilities to reach the Summit, one is Lemosho Glades Route which is the longest which ascend up to the Shira Plateau. Route provide climbers an opportunity to come up close with Africa’s most iconic animals, and the first day’s climbing even requires the presence of an armed ranger for safety purpose.

Marangu Climbing Route

Marangu Route commonly referred as the Coca Cola Route or Tourist Route, and is both the least difficult, more convenient and the shortest way to reach Uhuru Peak the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is also the oldest climbing routes in terms of when it was started to be used. 70% of all Kilimanjaro mountain climbers choose to take this route, as it consists mostly of easy hiking.