Mount Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania, East Africa. Located about 200 miles which is about 325 Kilometers from the equator the weather is usually fabulous. That coupled with the amazingly beautiful change of vegetation, makes climbing the mountain an unforgettable experience.
The mountains name is still a mystery but suggestions show that the name is derived from the Kiswahili word Kilima, meaning Mountain and Njaro a Chagga word meaning great. Most likely the name was influenced by the white snows. Shining Mountain is another possible meaning for the name ‘Kilimanjaro’.
The mountain is a volcanic mountain and the tallest free standing Volcano of the world. The Mountain has three notable peaks, Shira, Mawenzi and Kibo which is the highest and has the Uhuru peak which is the summit at 5895 meters (19,340 ft) above the sea level. The mountain does not require special mountaineering skills but it is not to be taken lightly as it requires someone who is currently physically fit and who has done some body exercises lately.
Mt Kilimanjaro also popularly referred to as the roof top of Africa is one of the so called 7 summits that mountain climbing enthusiasts crave to conquer. The mountain became famous after the European explorers stated exploring the interior of Africa and one notable explorer who showered the mountain with praises was the great Hemmingway.
The first European to climb the mountain was Hans Meyer a German who was Accompanied by a local guide called Yohana Lauwo and other African porters. Whether any other African had ascended to the top before them is still a mystery.
Those details are however kept aside and now Mt Kilimanjaro is the most famous Mountain though the hardest to climb in Tanzania. Thousands of climbers come to Tanzania to climb the mountain or do the climb in combination with a short safari and or a beach extension in Zanzibar Islands.
Whatever your route preference we are here to make your ascent to Uhuru peak, the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro; as memorable and as un forgettable as you wish. Pursuant to the KINAPA, Kilimanjaro National Park Authority’s rules and regulations we use only licensed Mountain Guides and our cooks also are professional trained cooks. We also adhere to the limits of luggage that a porter is supposed to carry and We support the Porters Welfare associations (KPAP).
We are proud to have the best Mountain Guides with the best Success rates. Our Guide Freddie alias ‘ the mountain wizard’ has taken Young climbers of up to 11 year olds and 13 year olds to the Summit.
We offer Mt Kilimanjaro Climbing tours via all the Routes ; easy and hard. We offer yours Via Marangu ( coca-cola), Machame ( whisky Route), Rongai, Lemosho and also the Umbwe Route.
The Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro involves camping in most routes but the Marangu Route involves staying in Mountain Bunker Houses called Huts. Where you stay does not make it necessarily easy or hard. Different routes have different levels of hardships and depending on your current physical fitness or experience and age we can recommend the best route for you to take.
Apart from Independent Kilimanjaro Climbing tours , we also offer combination tours of Kilimanjaro trekking, Safaris and Zanzibar beach vacations, or two of the mentioned activities.
You can take your first step towards the summit of Kilimanjaro Mountain by contacting our Experts by email.
7 Days Machame Route – Kilimanjaro Climb
Destination: Mount Kilimanjaro
7 Days Marangu route – Kilimanjaro Climb
Destination: Mount Kilimanjaro