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Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, stands at 19,341 feet (5,895 meters) above sea level in Tanzania. This iconic, snow-capped mountain features three volcanic cones and attracts thousands of climbers annually, offering diverse ecosystems ranging from tropical rainforest to alpine desert.

Routes

Shayona Safaris, provides professional Mount Kilimanjaro routes that are easily accessible and can be tailored to varying durations to suit your preferences. Our experienced guides and personalized service ensure a successful climb to the highest peak in Africa.

Marangu Route

  • It is one of the most popular routes.

  • Offers hut accommodations along the way, providing shelter and basic amenities.

  • Known for its gentle gradient and gradual ascent, making it suitable for beginners.

  • Typically completed in 5 to 6 days.

Umbwe Route

  • Known for its steep and challenging ascent, making it the most difficult route.

  • Offers stunning views of the Western Breach and Arrow Glacier.

  • Requires strong physical fitness and previous high-altitude trekking experience.

  • Typically completed in 5 to 6 days.

Machame Route

  • It is one of the most scenic routes.

  • Offers diverse landscapes, including lush rainforests, moorlands, and alpine deserts.

  • Known for its steep ascent and challenging terrain, suitable for more experienced trekkers.

  • Typically completed in 6 to 7 days.

Rongai Route

  • Approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, offering a unique perspective of the mountain.

  • Features diverse landscapes, including open moorlands and alpine desert terrain.

  • Known for its lower success rate due to its less scenic and challenging nature.

  • Typically completed in 6 to 7 days.

Northern Circuit Route

  • Offers a longer and more gradual ascent, allowing for better acclimatization.

  • Provides stunning views of the mountain from various angles, including the Shira Plateau.

  • Known for its low traffic, offering a quieter and more secluded experience.

  • Typically completed in 7 to 8 days.

Lemosho Route

  • Offers the longest and most gradual ascent, maximizing acclimatization opportunities.

  • Provides panoramic views of the mountain from various angles, including the northern slopes.

  • Known for its high success rate and less crowded trails, making it ideal for trekkers seeking a quieter experience.

  • Typically completed in 8 to 9 days.

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Best time to visit

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dry season

for hikers seeking a balance of favorable weather and fewer crowds will appreciate the added thrill of potential summit snow

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