Africa & Middle East

Mount Kilimanjaro


  • Porters at camp
  • At the summit

With three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira, Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Kilimanjaro National Park near the town of Moshi in Northern Tanzania. AT 5,895 m (19,341 ft), it is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

The first successful recorded ascent of Kilimanjaro happened in 1889. Together, on the third attempt of German geology professor Hans Meyer and the first attempt of Austrian mountaineer Ludwig Purtscheller, the two men reached the highest summit on 6 October 1889, confirming that Kibo had a crater at the top filled with ice. Edward Oehler and Fritz Klute climbed the summit of Mawenzi in 1912 which meant that sixty-four years after European discovery, both of Kilimanjaro’s main peaks had been conquered.

The 20th century witnessed a move from exploration to tourism. Today there are six official trekking routes that attract visitors from around the world. Despite its fame, Kilimanjaro is often underestimated because it can be walked and is therefore not technically a climb. However, many mountaineers dispute this saying that the high elevations, low temperatures and occasional high winds make the mountain very physically demanding.

Mount Kilimanjaro has captured the interest of explorers and tourists alike for over a hundred years and remains one of the most popular destinations in Tanzania.


 

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  • Kilimanjaro Climb - Machame Route

    The Machame Route is one of the more scenic routes up the mountain. Generally a 6-day climb, you’ll start on the southwestern side of the mountain, then descend on the southeastern side.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,562
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
    Tanzania See Trip Details
  • Kilimanjaro Climb - Marangu Route 7 Day

    Also known as the “Coca Cola” Route, Marangu is the easiest and busiest route on the mountain. Each route has its own degree of difficulty, but the view from the top is certainly worth it.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,954
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
    Tanzania See Trip Details
  • Kilimanjaro Climb - Marangu Route 8 Day

    Also known as the “Coca Cola” Route, Marangu is the easiest and busiest route on the mountain. Each route has its own degree of difficulty, but the view from the top is certainly worth it.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,237
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
    Tanzania See Trip Details
  • Kilimanjaro Trek

    Kilimanjaro’s Machame Route, known as the “Whiskey Route” is a physically challenging climb with steep walks and long days, offering a scenic traverse of the Western Breach’s great views.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,756
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
    Tanzania See Trip Details

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