Mt. Kilimanjaro is situated near the town of Moshi in
northern Tanzania, The snow-covered splendor of the
highest mountain in Africa is visible on a clear day from
more than 250 kilometers away.
Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and stands at
5,895 meters, three degrees south of the equator. It is a dormant
volcano is comprised of three extinct volcanoes: Kibo 5895 m
(19340 ft.), Mawenzi 5149 m (16896 ft.), and Shira 3962 m (13000 ft.) and is surrounded by dense forests full of dazzling variety of flora and fauna.
The various trails first pass through lush rainforests before reaching heather and open moorland where giant lobelia and huge, cactus-like groundsel grow. Above this moorland is the almost lunar landscape of an alpine desert which stretches between the two peaks of Kibo, the flat-topped dome at the centre, and Mawenzi, a group of jagged points and pinnacles on the eastern side. The ascent of Kilimanjaro can be done from six routes: Mweka, Umbwe, Shira, Rongai, Machame, and the Marangu Route which is the easier and the most popular. Depending on which route one wants to use, the climb of Kilimanjaro can take between four nights to six nights on the mountain. The two most popular routes are Marangu and Machame.
KILIMANJARO - MARANGU ITINERARY : 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
Day 1: Moshi – Marangu – Mandara Hut
Day 2: Mandara Hut – Horombo Hut
Day 3: Horombo Hut – Kibo Hut
Day 4: Kibo Hut – Gilmans Point – Uhuru Peak – Horombo Hut
Day 5: Horombo Hut- Marangu – Moshi END OF SERVICE
KILIMANJARO - MACHAME ITINERARY: 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS
Day 1: Moshi – Machame- Machame hut
Day 2: Machame Hut – Shira Plateau
Day 3: Shira Plateau – Barranco
Day 4: Barranco – Barafu Camp
Day 5: Barafu Camp – Uhuru peak – Mweka camp
Day 6: Mweka camp- Mweka Gate – Moshi