Known affectionately as ‘Kili’, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest ‘free-standing’ mountain in the world, and is a breathtaking sight to behold. On a clear day, it can be seen from 320kilometres/198 miles away. It rises from an average altitude of 1000m/3281ft on the plain to 5895m/19341ft – a climber’s dream peak. Mount Kilimanjaro National Park is a World Heritage Site, with six routes allowing climbers access through the Forest Reserve. With more than 20 000 mountaineers a year, Kilimanjaro is second only to Everest and the Annapurna area in Nepal as a climbing destination.
The “crown of Africa”, Mt Kilimanjaro stands just 205 kilometres / 127 miles south of the equator, on the northern boundary of Tanzania. Its location on an open plain close to the Indian Ocean, and its great size and height strongly influence the climate, vegetation, animal life and the climbing conditions.
Considered one of the easiest mountains to climb, Mount Kilimanjaro is also excellent for scenic hikes. Wildlife sightings are good, and although birdlife is not prolific, there are some interesting species such as alpine chat and the rare bearded vulture.
MOUNT MERU CLIMBING (click here for detailed itinerary and price)
|LOCATION||HOTEL | LODGE | TENTED CAMP|
|Protea Hotel Aishi Machame|
|Meru View Lodge|
|Kambi Ya Tembo|
|Hemingways Camp Kirurumu|
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