Mount Kilimanjaro, located in northern Tanzania, towers over its surrounding landscape. As the tallest freestanding mountain in the world and the highest peak in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro provides a stiff challenge to anyone who undertakes to climb it.
Unlike most mountains, Mount Kilimanjaro does not require any technical climbing skills or specialist equipment for a successful summit. Any reasonably fit person can trek to the peak.
Climbing Kili is the adventure of a lifetime for many visitors to Tanzania. As the highest 'walkable' mountain in the world, the trek is not a technical climb but is, nevertheless, a serious challenge. It is undertaken by people of all ages but should not be attempted without some physical training/preparation. Mt Kilimanjaro is situated on Tanzania's northern border with Kenya and while Moshi is the nearest large town, it is also accessible from Arusha (1-2 hrs by road) and Nairobi (6-8 hrs by road).
The mountain consists of 3 extinct volcanoes - Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira. Kibo is the highest, its summit named Uhuru, and the destination for most trekkers ascending Kilimanjaro.
There are a number of routes by which you can climb Mount Kilimanjaro. The itineraries below cover some of the most popular Kilimanjaro climbing routes.
Tour name From To Tour Price + Local Payment 7 Day Kilimanjaro Climb Nairobi Nairobi ZAR 7 795 + USD 660 8 Day Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Trek Nairobi Nairobi ZAR 10 450 + USD 630 9 Day Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Trek Nairobi Nairobi ZAR 14 200 + USD 720 11 Day Kilimanjaro & Serengeti Safari Nairobi Nairobi ZAR 13 350 + USD 940