Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing

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"The roof of Africa" rises from the surrounding plains to an astonishing 19,340 ft (5,895 metres). It's the highest mountain on the continent and generally considered the largest free-standing (not part of a range) mountain in the world. A rich farming region surrounds the mountain and the nearest town is Moshi. Although it's not a technical climb, an ascent should not be taken lightly and climbers should be in top physical condition, having trained for at least four months. High altitude oedemas, both pulmonary and cerebral occur in a small percentage of the 30,000+ climbers who attempt the summit each year and you should consult your doctor for advice before booking. All things considered, to achieve the top, Uhuru Peak, is a momentous occasion and one that you'll remember for a lifetime. There are several routes up the mountain and we can help you decide which one fits your needs the best. Climbing with a group of friends is more fun and less expensive although it's totally possible to arrange a solo expedition. Most of the routes involve overnight camping although the Marangu climb utilises huts. A climb takes from five to ten days and in general, the longer you take to acclimate the more successful the bid for the summit.

Mount Meru Climbing

Mt Meru is the sister peak to Kilimanjaro and the views from the summit are spectacular. At 14,980 ft (4,566 metres) it's the tenth highest peak on the continent. It's an easier trek than Kilimanjaro but not without it's challenges. Normally the ascent involves sleeping at least three nights on the mountain and the summit day may include up to ten hours of hiking. Mt Meru is located within Arusha National Park and whilst on the lower slopes you'll be accompanied by an armed ranger due to the possibility of encountering wildlife.