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Mount Kilimanjaro | Climbing Mt Kili

Mount Kilimanjaro is the world's highest free-standing, snow-covered equatorial mountain. The towering snow-covered cone rising majestically from fertile green foothills has become one of Tanzania's most iconic images, and folkore about her resident man-eating spirits preserves a powerful sense of mysticism.  
The cloud-swathed peaks of Africa’s highest mountain inspire climbers of all ages and abilities. This magnificent, still partially ice-capped peak crowns fantastically lush volcanic slopes, with plenty of wildlife interest along the lower forest trails. Climbs can be arranged up a variety of different routes, and with various options for accommodation. It is worth taking the time to acclimatise and  enjoy the climb; altitude sickness accounts for most failed attempts to reach the summit.



Our trips usually use one of the two main routes: Marangu (known as the Coca-Cola route for the soft drink purveyors along the early part of the route) which takes 4 nights (or 5 if you include an extra night to acclimatise), or the quieter Machame Route which takes 5 nights (or 6 if you include an extra night to acclimatise).  Alternatively, nearby Mount Meru, Africa’s fifth highest peak, is a 3- or 4-day round trip.
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