Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park

One of the world's most renowned summits, Mount Kilimanjaro attracts trekkers from across the globe, aspiring to reach its glacial peaks. With three volcanic cones, this dormant volcano holds the title of highest mountain in Africa, rising an awe-inspiring 5,895 m (19,341 ft) into the clouds. One-day tours let you walk the mountain's lower terrain and gaze up at some spectacular scenery. Experienced hikers can take on a larger expedition, averaging around nine days. The most popular times of year are the dry seasons (January through mid-March and June through October), as these afford better conditions and clearer vistas. Arrange treks through a tour operator. Make Mount Kilimanjaro a part of your Kilimanjaro National Park vacation plans using our Kilimanjaro National Park day trip planning website .
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  • It was a memorable experience, they made this trip a dream come true! Everything went perfect according to the plan, and we did notice the difference of services between Tanzania Horizon Safaris and o...  more »
  • What a fantastic trek. Due to a shortness of time and a concern about rain in November we went for the shortest time and also the huts. We were 2 reasonably fit guys and so knew that managing the Alti...  more »
  • From the friendly, knowledgeable guides and porters to the comfortable accommodations, Climb Kili provides the best possible experience on Kilimanjaro. I researched multiple tour companies and Climb K...  more »
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  • Breathtaking experience. I am happy that I had an opportunity to trek this amazing natural phenomenon. Worth visiting at least once in life time.
  • It's a long climb to the summit (we spread it out over 5 days in order to help us adjust to the altitude, following the quieter Rongai route) but also a fairly easy one from a technical perspective. You basically just walk to the summit and need only a good pair of boots, warm clothes and some stamina. The final push is usually done under the cover of darkness (setting off from the summit camp around midnight) but in exchange for the long day, you reach the summit around dawn. Spectacular views of the sun rising over the African plains (not to mention the volcanic caldera and what's left of Furtwangler glacier) if you make it!
  • An amazing bucket list hike! the physical part was not difficult if you are reasonably fit and there is no climbing involved. However the altitude sickness on the last almost prevented me from summiting. Take it consciously slower than you feel capable of on the last day!
  • Top of Africa! Absolutely a lifetime experience making it to the summit! Fantastic hiking trip and enjoying hospitality of Tanzanian people. Take the opp to have a safari trip after summiting the Kibo. Lemosho Route gives you the highest chance of success as you will experience the best acclimatization on this trial.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro from space, illustrating its diverse vegetation zones. Mount Kilimanjaro or just Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones, "Kibo", "Mawenzi", and "Shira", is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, about 4,900 metres (16,100 ft) from its base, and 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level. The first people known to have reached the summit of the mountain were Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller in 1889. The mountain is part of the Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination. The mountain has been the subject of many scientific studies because of its shrinking glaciers and disappearing ice fields.
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15 days in South Africa, Tanzania & Kenya BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Tanzania BY A USER FROM MAURITIUS December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Tanzania BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Kenya & Tanzania BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Kilimanjaro Region BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Tanzania & Kenya BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Tanzania BY A USER FROM KUWAIT December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Tanzania BY A USER FROM TANZANIA November, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Africa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 27 days in Moshi BY A USER FROM TANZANIA November, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Tanzania BY A USER FROM INDIA January, relaxing, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Moshi BY A USER FROM KENYA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
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