Mount Kilimanjaro with its magnificent views and eye-catching wildernesses in one of the must-do adventures in Africa. This Tanzanian mountain holds the title of being the largest mountain in Africa and has had many travellers braving its ranges and being filled with pride and wonder when they reach its peak.
It’s the world’s largest free-standing mountain and consists of three volcanic cones, and it has attracted a host of climbers each year from the more advanced to amateurs. It would be a spectacular achievement to reach the summit, so why not make it a goal of yours? Here are some things to consider before taking the climb. Ascend the scree and feel the victorious feeling that comes from Kilimanjaro Climbing:
Over the years as this mountain has increasingly become more of a tourist attraction there have been more routes developed to enable climbers reach the top. Wanting a challenge or complex climb? There’s a route for you, or if you’re worried about acclimatisation and want a way that will provide you with a bit more ease, then there’s also a way for you to take. Take on the mountain at your desired pace. If you’d like a more scenic path and want the opportunity of seeing various wildlife and wilderness then seek out a path that will offer that. Whatever you desire to see there’s a route that can be taken that will help make those desires a reality.
There are five main routes available to climb: Marangu, Machame, Lemosho, Rongai and Umbwe. All these routes vary in there difficulty and dynamics.
Number of Participants
Whether you’re a small or a large group, or just an individual looking for a great adventure, you can take the journey. If it is just one or two of you, you can join group tours or even have the luxury of getting a private expedition.
There’s no harm in joining up with other groups, this could be a great way of engaging with like-minded people, and building some great and lasting friendships.
A private climbing tour could give you and whoever you’ve come with some more privacy. It can be quite overwhelming for some trying to preserve and push past the difficult stages with loads of people watching. Sometimes just that close someone to cheer you along is all you want.
What sort of Tour would like?
There’s a range of different options available when taking the Mount Kilimanjaro tour. You can have options of what sort of scenery you would like to see to add to the overall experience. You could even have the option of visiting the safaris alongside your journey and get a glimpse of some extraordinary animals from giraffe to zebra, rhinos and more.
Think of the amount of days you would like to travel as well. Consider the risks that come with low acclimatisation and take the mountain at a steady pace for you. You don’t have to rush it. Take your time and enjoy every bit of the journey.