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Top reasons to choose Kili Africa Tours for your Kilimanjaro climbing Adventure.

Climbing Kilimanjaro is an incomparable, life-changing experience. You will probably only do it once, so you need to select the very best partner. Here are 20 reasons why you should choose Easy Travel!

HIKING MOUNT KILIMANJARO

Kilimanjaro. The name itself is a mystery wreathed in clouds. It might mean Mountain of 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 (now known as Kibo) for the familiar snowy peak that stands imperious, overseer of the continent, and the summit of Africa. Kilimanjaro, by any name, is a metaphor for the compelling beauty of East Africa. When you see it, you understand why. Not only is this the highest peak on the African continent; it is also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, rising in breathtaking isolation from the surrounding coastal scrubland – elevation around 900 metres – to an imperious 5,895 metres (19,336 feet).

Kilimanjaro is 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 determination. And those who reach Uhuru Point, the actual summit, or Gillman’s Point on the lip of the crater, will have earned their climbing certificates. And their memories.

Most Booked Kilimanjaro Climbing Packages

Tour Duration

7 Days

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Rongai is stated to be one of the most beautiful routes that start from the Northern side, in comparison to

Tour Duration

5 Days

Tour Style

Known as the “Coca-Cola” route, the Marangu route is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro It is the oldest, most

Tour Duration

8 Days

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The Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain.

Tour Duration

8 Days

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We highly recommend Lemosho route to our clients. The climb begins at Londorossi Gate at an altitude of 2360 metres,

Tour Duration

7 Days

Tour Style

The Umbwe route is a short, steep and direct route. It is considered to be very difficult and is the

Tour Duration

6 Days

Tour Style

Known as the “Coca-Cola” route, the Marangu route is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro It is the oldest, most
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IMPORTANT KILIMANJARO INFORMATION

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO CLIMB MOUNT KILIMANJARO

Briefly, it does not take spending a fortune for a safe, comfortable and successful climb. However, the price below USD 1700 should alert you, as it is the first signal that your tour operator forsakes basic safety measures and hires semi-qualified (or unqualified altogether) guides and porters, who agreed to work for a pay far below the market average. Some tour operators do not pay their crews at all, who sign up for the expedition relying on tips only.

In addition to that, “budget” means poor diet, second-rate obsolete equipment and no operations in place. Thus, though embarking on a cheap trip may seem attractive financially, in reality, it jeopardizes your safety and perpetuates porter’s mistreatment.

Kili Africa Tours offers various packages that differ in pre- and post-climb accommodation and extra services and amenities on the Mount. However, each expedition of Kili Africa Tours features the same safety standards and the same professionalism of our crews.

WHICH IS THE BEST ROUTE TO CLIMB MOUNT KILIMANJARO

Before climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, it’s best to know that there are seven well-established routes that you can choose for your trekking adventure. But, which is the best route to scale Mount Kilimanjaro? The answer to this question depends on your experience, fitness, and the views you want to see. If you’re an inexperienced climber, the best route for you is the Marangu route. It’s the easiest route and only takes five days to trek. However, if you’re an adventurous person and want to see the best views in Kilimanjaro, the Machame route will suit you best!

TRAINING

Climbing Kilimanjaro is a unique adventure because a person with average fitness level has high chances for reaching Peak Uhuru. The slopes of Kilimanjaro is the place where proper high-altitude acclimatization is more important than your endurance, stamina and strength.

However, we do encourage everyone, to take some workout. Not only will it help you to feel more comfortable on the trek (some hikes are 10-14 km long), but also some sport is always good for your health overall.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO CLIMB MOUNT KILIMANJARO?

Climbing Kilimanjaro isn’t an easy feat. Thus, knowing the best time to ascend the mountain is the best way to ensure reaching the peak.

So, when is the best time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro? The best time to climb the highest-free standing mountain in the world is during Tanzania’s dry season. This means it would be best to scale from December to March or the middle of June to the end of October, which are the driest months in Tanzania.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a mighty challenge, but practically everyone can do it. In addition, if you’re a newbie to trekking, camping, living outdoors or high altitude, you might find the hike up Kilimanjaro quite challenging indeed.

Thus, it’s essential to scale the mountain during the driest months in Tanzania and avoid climbing in April, May and November as these are the rainy seasons in the country.

WEATHER

Weather in Northern Tanzania is a good illustration of a typical tropical climate with a dry and a rainy season. The temperature rarely falls below C⁰ 25-35 (77- 95 F). March-May is the rainy season with high precipitation. November-beginning of December is the small rainy season. Check your luggage in accordance with our packing list.

Mount Kilimanjaro has a special temperature regime. Traversing five climatic zones, it features different temperatures, ranging from “hot” at the beginning of your trek to “very cold” (especially on the summit night, when the temperature may fall below 15 C⁰) in the summit areas. The closer you are to Uhuru Peak, the colder the air becomes. Rainfall and wildlife decrease progressively.

 

JOIN ONE OF OUR GROUPS

You may join one of our scheduled Kilimanjaro adventures with fixed dates and prices. People from all over the world sign up for our expeditions. You will be in a cosmopolitan society and will share some costs with your fellow climbers. Thus “joinable” trips are cheaper than our custom tours, but please note, there is no flexibility regarding dates.
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