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Kilimanjaro National Park

Enjoy the stunning beauty of the `roof of Africa´…Kilimanjaro!.This is the highest peak on the African continent and also the tallest free – standing mountain in the world,rising in breathtaking isolation from the surrounding savannah elevation around 900 metres to 5895 metres above sea level. This snowy peak mountain stands imperious,overseer of the continent making itself to be known as summit of Africa.

KILIMANJARO

Mount Kilimanjaro is highest in Africa ,the highest free standing mountain in the world and one of the largest volcanoes ever to burst through the earth`s crust.Mount Kilimanjaro rises high above the open African plains in Tanzania to an impressive 5895 metres(19340 feet).Two of the peaks are dormant but a third Kibo, shows signs of activity and is thought to still be live. Kilimanjaro is so immense that it contains five climate zones,each about 1000m in height.From bush and grassland to dense rain forest,moorland,alpine desert and finally to the arctic zone with only rocks and ice.

It is the journey from the tropics to arctic ,all within the span of roughly a week.Climbing to the top of Africa`s Kilimanjaro is quite an accomplishment and can be achieved a lot easier if you are properly prepared for the trek.This means you need to take along the right clothing and equipment and be prepared for the altitude adjustment. Conquering mount Kilimanjaro means you will have to hike through rocky terrain,grassland and forest.You also need to be prepared for a variety of weather conditions including cold winds and hot sun.Make sure you cover your neck and face during the climb as they can easily blister.A windbreaker will also help as the wind is usually what drives the temperature down on the mountain.

There are different climbing routes you can choose.The routes approach the mountain from different sides and they vary in length,difficulty,scenery and other aspects.Marangu and Machame are the most popular.Other routes are lemosho,Rongai,Shira and Umbwe.

The shortest routes are 5-6 days and the longest 7-8 days.Enjoy the breathtaking views of Amboseli national park in Kenya,the rift valley and the maasai steppe during your trekking.Also you can do a Kilimanjaro day hike before you start your safaris to the national parks or even after your safari, contact us for the best memorable tailor made itinerary for Kilimanjaro and safaris.

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