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The highest mountain of Africa is 5895m/19,340ft high, but technically the easiest of the continental highpoints. The gentle slopes take you through many different climate zones and ecosystems, until you reach the crater rim, surrounded with some of the last glaciers in Africa.

A wonderful experience that can be accomplished by anybody in a decent shape. An ascent to the roof of Africa can easily be combined with a nice Safari to the Serengeti or the NgoroNgoro crater.

Kilimanjaro can be climbed all year round. August & September are generally busiest; May is normally not crowded at all as it is rainy season. Kili is technically easy – no crampons, rope or ice axes are needed – but it is a strenuous hike and to prevent altitude disease your climb should take at least 7 days on the mountain, with 8-10 days recommended for a better experience. Luggage will be carried by porters and cooks will prepare the meals!

Kilimanjaro, the Summit of Africa.

Written by  Harry Kikstra.

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“Mount Kilimanjaro”

Thought of more as one of the world’s tallest mountains, Kilimanjaro is actually a stratovolcano. It isn’t currently active but the fumaroles or vents in the sides of the main summit occasionally emit hot gases. They say that an active person can clim… Read more...

Written by  Hamish Holl.


Killi is well worth a visit, it’s one of the “seven summits”, and definitely the easiest! I did it in 9 days “door to door” from the UK but I recommend arriving earlier and spending some time acclimatising on something else first such as Mt Kenya or Mt … Read more...

Written by  Ralph Johnson.

“Kilimanjaro National Park”

'At 5,895 m, Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa. This volcanic massif stands in splendid isolation above the surrounding plains, with its snowy peak looming over the savannah. The mountain is encircled by mountain forest. Numerous mammals, many … Read more...

Written by press. UNESCO

“Head in the clouds, up Kilimanjaro”

Hitting the peak of Kilimanjaro is a shock, a relief and an ecstatic rush all rolled into one. The orange horizon burned my eyes after hiking for 6 hours in the dark, my fingers were frozen, lips ripped apart from the wind and sand. My boots weighed te… Read more...

Written by  The Crashpacker. more of my stupid mountain adventures:

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