Kilimanjaro is one of the world's most accessible high summits, a beacon for visitors from around the world. Kilimanjaro to some, means Mountain of Light or Mountain of Greatness but by any name, it  is a metaphor for the compelling beauty of East Africa. When you see it, you understand why. Not only is it the highest peak on the African continent; it is also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, rising in breathtaking isolation from the surrounding coastal scrubland to an imposing 5,895 metres.

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The ascent of Kilimanjaro is a virtual climatic world tour, from the tropics to the Arctic.
Even before you cross the national park boundary, the cultivated foot slopes give way to lush montane forest, inhabited by elusive elephant, leopard, buffalo, the endangered Abbot’s duiker, and other small antelope and primates. Higher still lies the moorland zone, where a cover of giant heather is studded with otherworldly giant lobelias. Above 4,000m, a surreal alpine desert supports little life other than a few hardy mosses and lichen. Then, finally, the last vestigial vegetation gives way to a winter wonderland of ice and snow – and the magnificent beauty of the roof of the African continent.

Of course, climbing Kili is the challenging part of this adventure but what better way to unwind and celebrate after the climb than to experience the beautiful majesty of a Tanzanian Safari.

Thousands of wildebeest make their annual migration through the Serengeti; families of elephants wade across the wild rivers; and prides of well-fed lions sunbathe on the grassy floor of the majestic Ngorongoro Crater.... These are all part of the Tanzania experience. Tanzania is truly a safari destination without peer. One-quarter of its surface area has been set aside for conservation purposes, with the world-renowned Serengeti National Park and incomprehensibly vast Selous Game Reserve heading a rich mosaic of protected areas that collectively harbour an estimated 20 percent of Africa’s large mammal population.

Tanzania contains more of Africa's crown jewels than any other; including the Serengeti, Ngorongo, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar. Despite its attraction for those with a spirit of adventure from all over the world, it remains a truly wild destination.

Our 7 day trek to the summit via the very scenic Machame Route provides reasonable steps in altitude for acclimatisation. This time of year provides the best conditions for climbing.

After the climb, you'll have the option to enjoy a 5 day safari through the best parts of the Tanzanian Game Reserves including Tarangire, Ngorongoro and the Serengeti, staying in luxury tent accommodation and lodges. We can also organise an extension to Eco Beach Boutique Resort on the sandy beaches of Zanzibar off the Tanzanian coast.

We have taken groups to the summit of Kilimanjaro 4 times so far and have a very high success rate with most trekkers making it to Stella Point at 5756m and to the Uhuru Summit at 5895m.

See Craig's Blog: Call of the Mountain - A Journey to Kilimanjaro

Steve Grace's Blog: Our Tanzanian Adventure 2015

NEXT KILIMANJARO Tour Dates   :: To be Confirmed

 

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