Hiking on the rooftop of Africa is the adventure of a lifetime, and anyone who is physically fit can scale this snow capped mountain. The Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the World's highest free standing structure at an altitude of 5896 meters above the sea level. It is also generally accepted as the highest “walkable” mountain in the World.

The mountain is located inside the Kilimanjaro National Park outside of Moshi and Himo towns in Marangu where the headquarters of the park are located. There are different routes to the top involving different villages and scenaries. Some of the popular routes include the Marangu, Machame, Umbwe, Rongai and Lemosho.

The lowlands of the mountain are inhabited by indigenous Chagga who are

coffee and bananas growers. The routes take you to the rainforest, rocks and desert up to the top of Africa. Kilimanjaro can be climbed for a minimum of five days but we highly recommend that an extra day is taken for acclimatization. Basically one has no need to have special mountain gear, such as that used on Mountain Everest to climb this mountain. Click here for mountain itineraries.
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