The Kili climb, as it is known, is a favourite among many people and can be achieved by anyone with a relatively good level of fitness who enjoys a challenge or the regular hillwalker looking for a high-altitude climb. A huge crater, Kilimanjaro is not only Africa’s highest point, but it is also the highest free-standing mountain in the world. The mountain is made up of five distinct climate zones: Cultivation, Rainforest, Heather-Moorland, Alpine Desert and the Arctic zone as you approach the summit.
All routes offer the chance to experience the different zones as you climb, but the Machame Route is the most impressive and probably the most beautiful route of ascent. The route, which covers approximately 100km and rises to 4,400m, culminates with an exciting, easy scramble through the huge amphitheatre of the Western Breach before a traverse of the upper plateau to the summit. Outside of your day rucksack, all your equipment and supplies are carried by porters and cooks prepare all meals. Accommodation at the camps on the Machame Route (or ‘Whiskey Route’) is in tents.
We have taken thousands of people to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Pat himself has submitted over 45 times while Freddy, our main Sirdar on Kilimanjaro, has climbed to the summit over 400 times already. Our track record of 98% success for our clients reaching the summit is second to none in the world, ensuring that you have the best chance in making your dream a reality on an adventure of a lifetime to the ‘Roof of Africa’.
For those who would like to spend more time exploring Tanzania. We offer the options of adding on a wildlife safari to Lake Manayara and Ngorongoro Crater and/or a break in Zanzibar where you can have a luxurious and well-deserved rest after your climb.
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