MOUNT KILIMANJARO NATIONAL PARK
MOUNT KILIMANJARO NATIONAL PARK
Without a doubt, climbing
Kilimanjaro is one achievement in your life and of course of the world's great
adventures and challenges in the world. Kilimanjaro the name
itself is a mystery wreathed in clouds. It might mean Mount o f Light, Mountain
of Greatness or Mountain of Caravans. Or it might not. The local people the
Wachagga don’t even have a name for the whole massif only kipoo (and now know as
Kibo), for the familiar snow peak that stands imperious overseer of the
continent the summit of Africa.
by any name, is a metaphor for the compelling beauty of East Africa. When you
see it you understand why. Rising in absolute isolation at 5,895 metre
Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain and one of the world’s most accessible
high summits, a beacon for visitors from around the world. Most climbers reach
the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and
reach Uhuru Point the actual summit. A journey up her slopes takes you on a
climatic world tour, form the tropics to the arctic. The grassy and cultivated
lower slopes turn into lush rainforest inhabited by elusive elephant, leopard,
buffalo and antelope. Higher still heath and moorland covered with giant
heathers, becomes surreal alpine desert and finally ice snow and the magnificent
beauty of the top of the continent.
The Various routes to the
THE MARANGU ROUTE – 7 Days 6 Night ( 5 Days on Trek )
known as the 'Coca-Cola'
route, because it is the most popular route up the mountain
is the easiest route to take to ascend Kilimanjaro,
offers walking on gentle forest and moorland paths
up to 4700m. Above, screen leads to Gillman's Point on the often snowy crater
rim which is followed to Uhuru Peak. Accommodation is in the huts.
THE MACHAME ROUTE – 8 Days 7 Nights ( 6 Days on Trek )
Machame routes is more physical
demanding and tougher. Steep forest paths, easy scrambling and airy ridges lead
to the final screen and hence the crater. Accommodation is camping in the
mountain dome tents.
RONGAI ROUTE – 6 Days 7 Nights ( 5 Days on Trek )
This route is less tourist route, fast gaining in popularity and is
considered to be one of the easiest routes up the mountain. It is the only route
starting from the north side of the mountain at Rongai a small village close to
the Kenya border. The climbing conditions are drier on the northern side of the
mountain and there are spectacular sweeping views over the broad flat Maasai
lands. Overnights are spent camping in tents. The summit is reached via the east
side of Kibo and the descent is via the Marangu route.
755sq km (about 470 sq miles)
128 km from Arusha depend on what part of mountain.
About 1 hour from Kilimanjaro Airport.
Town to begging Point of Marangu route 130km
Town to begging Point of Machame route 70km
Town to begging Point of Rongai route 159km
What to do
Six usual trekking routes to the summit and other
more-demanding mountaineering routes. Day or overnight hikes on the Shira
plateau. Nature trails on the lower reaches. Predators Safari Club we
highly recommend 6 to 7 days Machame Route trek and night before trek in
the hotel in Arusha Town.
When to go
Clearest and warmest conditions from December to
February, but also dry (and cooler) from July-September.
Huts and campsites on the mountain. Several hotels and
campsites outside on the foothill of the Mount Kilimanjaro.
Climb slowly to increase
your acclimatisation time
and maximise your chances
of reaching the
summit. To avoid altitude
sickness, allow a
minimum of 5 nights,
preferably 6 or even more for
the climb.Take your time
and enjoy the beauty of
the mountain, avoid
travelling we big groups always
try to join smaller group
of 2 to max of 4 for
personalise guiding to
success your trek to
summit roof top of Mount