The Roof Top of Africa...
Through the past 30 years we have successfully taken over 1000 climber to the peak of
Location & History
Located in one of Tanzania’s cleanest town – Moshi, Mount Kilimanjaro needs no
introduction is a dormant volcano discovered by the Europeans in the 1800’s.
From 1989 it was considered a World Heritage Site. At 5895 amsl (19,336 ft),
Mt. Kilimanjaro sits gracefully overlooking the entire African continent. Being the
tallest mountain in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the
world, its views are unobstructed and its panoramic presence is unmistakable.
Almost every kind of ecological system is found on the mountain; from cultivated land,
rain forest and heath, to moorland, alpine desert and an arctic summit, where the
ultimate Uhuru Peak – The Roof of Africa – awaits to be conquered.
Sadly, due to global warming the mountain’s snow caps are diminishing, having lost
more than 80% of their mass since the beginning of the last century and Kilimanjaro
may be completely ice free by 2030.
Known as the “Coca Cola Route”, Marangu Route is one of the most popular, shortest
and oldest way to reach the peak. It is the only route which offers sleeping huts in
dormitory style accommodations. This route is considered to be the easiest path, given
the gradual slope. However, the short time make acclimatization fairly difficult for others.
Although it is an achievement to reach the top, the route is less scenic than the rest
because of the ascent and descent are along the same path.
Although there are many options to conquer Kilimanjaro, Machame Route, otherwise
known as “The Whiskey Route”, is arguably the most break-taking and scenic –
no surprise it’s one of the more popular and most successful routes.
The minimum duration for this camping route is 6 days, but we recommend 7 days
to allow for better acclimatization. It joins with Lemosho route on Day 2 at Shira 2 camp,
and then follows a common path up to Uhuru Peak, allowing trekkers to experience
Lava Tower and Barranco “Breakfast” Wall along the way. The descent is via
Mweka route which is the designated descent route for all of Kilimanjaro’s camping routes.
Quick Fact : Jordan has conquered the mountain through the Machame route – “Wow,
the views from Kilimanjaro Peak are beautiful”.
The Lemosho route is an unspoiled and spectacular way up to the Shira Plateau and is
considered to Kilimanjaro’s Classic route. Its remoteness is perhaps due to its longer
climb duration of 8 or 9 days, which in return, gives climbers more acclimatization time.
The western approach of this camping route also gives trekkers the opportunity to
spot Kilimanjaro’s wildlife before the accent.
It joins Machame route on Day 3 at Shira 2 and then follows a common path up to Uhuru
Peak, allowing trekkers to experience Lava Tower and Barranco “Breakfast” Wall
along the way. The descent is via Mweka route which is the designated descent route for
all of Kilimanjaro’s camping routes.
“Pole pole ndio mwendo, haraka haraka haina baraka”
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