Mt. Kilimanjaro (5895 m) is the highest walkable point in the world; it is called the highest free-standing mountain in the world and it is in Tanzania. Nearly all trekkers on this mountain reach the peak (Uhuru Peak) with just walking sticks, accurate clothing, and willpower.
Trekking Kilimanjaro is like taking a climatic world expedition, from the steamy rain forest on the lower slopes and alpine moorland to an almost bare desert concluding with the wintry Arctic summit, just 3 degrees south of the Equator.
Trekking Kilimanjaro can be done from six different routes: Lemosho, Umbwe, Shira/londorosi, Rongai, Machame, and Marangu; which is the easier one.
How long does it take to Climb/Trek Kilimanjaro?
Depending on which route one wants to take, the standard Kilimanjaro trek can take between 5 to 8 days on the mountain. The Marangu and Machame are the trekkers’ favorite routes. While the Marangu accommodation is in huts, the Machame route is camping right through. Apart from expert guides, cooks, and porters on your trek, no technical equipment is required.
Why Trek Kilimanjaro?
Trekking Kilimanjaro can be the challenging experience one can ever encounter in a lifetime. All the reason to attempt to conquer it!…. what life is without challenges? 🙂 Kilimanjaro is a just the place for teamwork strengthening, setting goals, meditating, you will be amazed at what that “Polepole” hike can do to your life! As an individual the 5 or more days Kilimanjaro trek gives enough time to assess your life without any interruption, As a team you will find it appealing to want to accomplish what you started together and on the way, as you will come to find out everyone is vulnerable at some point keep going due to the encouragement from other team members. Kilimanjaro may be the perfect place for family and friends bonding. There is the saying “you can never hide your true nature on the mountain”
What is the Best Time to Trek/Climb Kilimanjaro?
Due to its closeness to the equator, there is no extreme weather on the mountain. Therefore Kilimanjaro can be trekked all year Long, however; for a more comfortable and enjoyable climb, it is best to climb when there are no heavy rains(dry season). The dry seasons months are; from January to mid-March from June to October and December The wet season months are when it is raining heavily which are; From Mid -March to May and November
How is Accommodation on the mountain?
Accommodation on Mt.Kilimanjaro mostly is camping except for trekkers who take the Marangu route. Marangu Route is the only route of all six routes on Kilimanjaro Where you will be sleeping in the huts arranged in dormitory-style. A few scenes of camping tents may be seen on this route but only for trekkers who are coming from Rongai route who normally descend through Marangu route
Potters and Guides
Safarified Africa potters are simply the heavyweight champion of the mountain, their warfare is our priority. Our potters are the most important part of the crew, we train them to love what they do, making them the best companions on the mountain, they are friendly and charming
Our guides are highly trained and qualified to lead your expedition, We call them the starring of the Mountain, they are both physically and mentally equipped to hand winning times and crisis on the mountain.
How are Food and Water on Mount Kilimanjaro!
You will be amazed at the food served on mountain Kilimanjaro, our cooks are very skilled enough to provide the food quality that will leave you wondering and questioning….. “How do they do it?”. it is simply delicious and energizing for your dietary needs on the mountain.
Water on Kilimanjaro is simply the fuel to your day to day trek, our cooks make sure they provide you with clean boiled water before you start your day’s trek, however when you have utilized all the waters you may take the water from streams on Kilimanjaro, water on the high grounds of Kilimanjaro are clean, to be much safer you may bring water purifiers solutions just in case. Want to plan your next trek? Please contact us here