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Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain. The mountain is a part of Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination for tourists. The climb is not technically as challenging as compared to Himalayas but the high elevation, occasional high winds & low temperature can make it difficult. For about 30,000 people climb Mount Kilimanjaro every year.

Why to Visit Mount Kilimanjaro?

Tallest mountain in Africa, climbing Kilimanjaro can be a wonderful experience for you. A successful climbing will put you in less than 1% of world’s population who has done it so far. So pack your bags, light up the adventurer in you & get ready for an awesome trip.

There are multiple routes to climb the mountain so you need to understand the nitty-gritty details of each route to make your visit successful & memorable.

Marangu Route:

Also known as Coca Cola route is the only route that uses the same path ascending & descending. Best for tourists who are not serious trekkers. The route offers a comfortable walking path for you to check out the beauty of the mountain.

Machame Route:

Termed as Whiskey route is most promising for scenetic beauty, but it often turns into a steep climb. This route can be really challenging for the first timers.

Rongai Route:

This route is best to encounter the wildlife. This route is easy to climb with no steep ups & down & rises gradually. The success rate of this route is 90% & amongst the best of all.

Umbwe Route:

This route offers you a steep climb by making it tough and recommended only for experienced trekkers. You often need to use trees to pull up & balance yourself.

Shira Route:

This route eventually joins the Machame & thus offers similar characteristics. The only difference it creates is that you can cover the first part of the climb in a four wheeler.

Lemosho Route:

This route also joins Machame and provides a smooth elevation making it possible to spot wildlife. The minimum of 8 days are advised to cover this route for a higher success rate.

Northern Circuit Route:

The latest addition to the list of routes to Mount Kilimanjaro. Quite unique as it traverses nearly 360 degree around the whole mountain. This route is the longest climb to the top and thus taking higher trekking time & costs more.

How to reach Mount Kilimanjaro?

The closest airport is Kilimanjaro International Airport.