What is this safari about?
Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peak is one of the most awe-inspiring sights in Africa. Straddling the Kenya/Tanzania border, the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro rises up to an impressive 5896 metres above sea level. It is one of the world’s highest volcanoes, the highest mountain on the African continent, and the highest free-standing mountain on earth; making it an international destination attracting trekkers and mountaineers from around the globe. Set within the Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro emerges from the sprawling plains of Tanzania and boasts dense tropical rainforests, glacial ice fields, moorlands, and mystical moonscapes.
Take on the colossal challenge of climbing this majestic mountain, explore the lush forested foothills, soak up the breath-taking views or take a wildlife safari and spot some of Africa’s diverse wildlife including elephant, buffalo, leopard, duiker, eland, hyrax, blue monkeys and more.
There are many different routes for climbing Kili, hundreds of operators, many different levels of luxury and all sorts of prices… and it can all be a bit overwhelming. So to simplify it – we partnered with one of the best operators on the mountain (interms of safety, quality and success-rate), with more than 20 years experience, and asked them what is the best way to summit the ‘Roof of Africa’. And this is what we came up with: Summit Kilimanjaro – Lemosho Route
Who can go?
- Kilimanjaro has a minimum summit age of 10.
- There is no maximum age for the mountain, however it is physically testing and dangerous so for those over 60 should be cautious and in great condition.
Where is this?
Mount Kilimanjaro is located in northern Tanzania, right on the border of Kenya. The mountain is within Kilimanjaro National Park. The main airport for access is Kilimanjaro International Airport.
What should I expect to pay?
Prices vary dramatically based on the number of people, the intended route, the time of the year and the supplier. We recommend this route – with a price from USD$4670.
The biggest advice we can give for Kili is – don’t go cheap! Safety should be your number one priority, and the more expensive operators invest significantly in having the best training, employing experienced and professional guides and support should an emergency occur.
What Extensions do you recommend?
A Kili climb fits perfectly with a safari in Northern Tanzania where you can visit the Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti and even witness the annual wildebeest migration. Alternatively, go relax on the tropical islands off the Eastern coast.
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