Climbing Overview

Mountain Climbs

For mountain climbing, Tanzania has two main attractions; Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru.  Mt Kilimanjaro of course is the most famous, Just 3° south of the equator, Kilimanjaro’s white flat top, shimmers in the blue sky.  Grand and majestic, it looks “as wide as all the world, great, high, and amazing white in the sun” as Hemingway had described it. It has the distinction of being highest freestanding mountain in the world (compare with nearby Moshi town with an elevation of 900m/2,953ft), the highest summit in Africa (5895m/19,340ft) and the highest mountain in the world that can be climbed without technical equipment and techniques.

Uhuru Peak A Kilimanjaro climb can be accomplished in as few as 5 days but taking longer leads to a higher success rate. Conquering Mt. Kilimanjaro is mostly a matter of fitness and determination mixed in with how well your body adjusts to the high altitude. Our staff is well trained in recognizing signs of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), the biggest enemy to a successful summit.

Your health will be expertly monitored along the way, By listening to your guides and heeding their advice, you will have the greatest opportunity for a successful and healthy climb. Over the course of a few days, you will pass through several climate zones, from equatorial rain forests surrounded by banana and coffee plantations to near arctic conditions. This makes packing the right layers vital. Make sure you follow our packing list. Note that items can be rented locally.

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