Your dream of climbing Kilimanjaro may come true. The joy and pride you feel at the top is indescribable. Since its official opening in 1977, Kilimanjaro National Park has become one of Tanzania’s most visited parks. At the heart of the park is the 5896m Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain and one of the continent’s magnificent sights. It is among the highest freestanding mountains in the world, rising from cultivated farmlands on the lower levels, through lush rainforest to alpine meadows, and finally across a barren lunar landscape to the twin summits of Kibo and Mawenzi.
A trek up Kilimanjaro lures around 25,000 trekkers each year, in part because it’s possible to walk to the summit without ropes or technical climbing experience. But the climb is a serious undertaking, and only worth doing with the right preparation.
The easiest routes up the mountain are Machame, Marangu and Rongai.
All the guests from Get Africa Travel who have tried have made it all the way to the summit!
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Kilimanjaro is located in North East Tanzania. The mountain has three extinct volcanoes; Shira 3962m, Mawenzi 5149m and Kibo with Uhuru Peak 5895m. The mountain can only be climbed with a licenced guide. The only realistic way to organise a tour to Kilimanjaro is through a tour company.