Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro holds a magical attraction for climbers, trekkers and everyone who hold Africa dear. It is more than Africa’s highest peak it is a symbol of Africa’s diversity, challenges and fierce beauty. Created through volcanic turmoil it stands 5895m above sea level and straddles both Tanzania and Kenya.
Climbing Kilimanjaro is demanding with mountain climates ranging from lush rain forest, harsh unforgiving volcanic scree to the defining snow-cap, this mountain is a delight to behold and a triumph to summit
GoTrekking Africa‘s experienced team will look after you from tropical base of Kilimanjaro to the icy nights near the summit. After a challenging day of hiking, your tented camp will be set up for you & a freshly prepared hot meal served on arrival at camp.
MACHAME ROUTE – SEVEN DAY TREK ON MOUNT KILIMANJARO
A taxing ascent of Mt Kilimanjaro, the Machame route is renowned for its spectacular scenery. Winding up the Western slopes of Kilimanjaro lush rain forest gives way to vistas of Shira, Kili’s oldest volcano & Mt Meru in the distance.
Onwards & upwards through volcanic boulders, the huge Lava tower & giant Barranco Wall. A trek through boulder strewn desert with awesome views of Kibo bring us to the Karanga Valley & finally the last camp Barafu (meaning ice) before our midnight approach of Uhuru peak, the highest point in Africa at 5895m from Stella point.
Return is via the Mweka route on the Southern Slopes of Kilimanjaro. Email us for details.
RONGAI ROUTE – SEVEN DAY TREK ON MOUNT KILIMANJARO
The Rongai Route ascends Kilimanjaro from the North Eastern side. A scenic & less travelled route it starts out from Nare moru a farming area, winding Southwards through rain forest past natural caves & opening up to views of the jagged Mawenzi peaks.
With 2 nights at Mawenzi Tarn, you’re able to acclimatize successfully while exploring the second oldest volcano on Kilimanjaro – Mawenzi 5149m. We then trek Westwards across the saddle & tackle Uhuru peak 5895m on Kibo via Gillman’s point. Descend via Marangu route the last night on Kili at Horombo camp. Email us for details.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON KILIMANJARO
Our Kilimanjaro trek includes return flights from Johannesburg (optional) to Kilimanjaro, transfers, tents, food, porters, guides, rescue fees, park fees and accommodation at hotel before and after the climb. All you need to is concentrate on enjoying the ultimate African trek to Uhuru, the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro
WEATHER – IT IS POSSIBLE TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO ALL YEAR ROUND
December to February and June to October are the driest months on the mountain.
- Closest airport: Kilimanjaro Tanzania.
- Closest towns Arusha or Moshi.
All GoTrekking Africa treks include transfers from/ to Kilimanjaro Airports, Moshi and the Park gates.
GoTrekking Africa chooses to patronize either the Impala Hotel or the Snowcrest Hotel in Moshi. These 4 star hotels offer secure accommodation & a range of comprehensive services including restaurants, forex facilities.
ON MT KILIMANJARO
The treks are all fully porter supported. Camp is set up by porters at designated campsites, All meals are prepared by staff. All gear is carried to the camps by porters, all you need to carry is a day pack with your personal gear for the day.