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Trekking Wonder: The highest peak in Africa

by | Oct 22, 2023 | Mountains, Trekking | 0 comments

Trekking Kilimanjaro: The highest peak in Africa

Uncovering the beauty and wonder of Mt Kilimanjaro

It is an inevitable adventure! No doubt, it is the first idea for a safari for the more athletic personalities. But Anne Lorimor(89) broke the world record as the oldest climber to summit Mount Kilimanjaro in 2019. Standing at 5895 meters above sea level, one does not need to be an experienced mountain climber to reach the Uhuru peak – it takes a fit and healthy state, with a stable all-round condition. To highlight, the youngest climber to the summit is Coaltan Tanner of the USA, who made it to the top of Kilimanjaro at just six(6) years old. With strong willpower and a little bit of luck, our trekking team of experts supported by a standby emergency medical helicopter evacuation team from our insurance provider will complete your trekking crew ready to conquer Kilimanjaro off your bucket list.

Kilimanjaro can be climbed from 5 routes. The easiest – the Marangu route, Umbwe, Rongai, Lemosho, and Machame route – the most popular. It is these routes that dictate how many days one needs for the summit.

Exceptional Trekking

1. Marangu Route

Marangu is the most popular route taken by trekkers to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro. It takes you at a gentle pace through forests, moorlands, and then across a high-altitude desert called the Saddle towards the Summit at Uhuru Point. It is generally a less expensive route to take and gives you the chance to hit the summit in five days, although some people do prefer an extra day for acclimatization.

2. Lemosho Route

This is the most remote route to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro. After taking you through beautiful forests and moorlands, it crosses the Shira Plateau to meet up with the Machame Route. The South Circuit is then followed, offering superb views of the Southern Ice fields, past the Barranco Hut, and then on to Barafu and the summit.

3. Umbwe Route

Umbwe route is one of the most challenging routes to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. The route can be done in five, six, or seven days. We recommend it to be done in six or seven days so as clients can stay at Baranco for acclimatization and then they can go to lava tower the next day which is 4600m.

4. Rongai Route

This route is considered by many as the easiest route to reach the Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. The route ascends from the north-eastern side of the mountain, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya and offers a different perspective due to its unspoiled wilderness and natural beauty. The trekking can be done in six or seven days.

5. Machame Route

The route begins from the south, then heads east, traversing underneath Kilimanjaro’s southern ice field before summiting. Widely known as the “Whiskey” route, the Machame route is now the most popular route compared to the famous Marangu route, but unlike Marangu hiking days on Machame are longer and walks are steeper..

Conclusion

With strong willpower and a little bit of luck, our trekking team of experts supported by a standby emergency medical helicopter evacuation team from our insurance provider will complete your trekking crew ready to conquer Kilimanjaro off your bucket list.

Kilimanjaro can be climbed from 5 routes. The easiest – the Marangu route, Umbwe, Rongai, Lemosho, and Machame route – are the most popular. It is these routes that dictate how many days one needs for the summit.

Same applies to Mt. Meru we are here to tick it off your bucket list!

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