Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro
Climb Africa's highest mountain

Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano. Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira are its three volcanic cones. It stands at 5,895 meters above sea level and around 4,900 meters above its plateau base, making it Africa’s highest peak and the world’s highest single free-standing mountain above sea level. Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano. Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira are its three volcanic cones. It stands at 5,895 meters above sea level and around 4,900 meters above its plateau base, making it Africa’s highest peak and the world’s highest single free-standing mountain above sea level.

Mount Kilimanjaro Routes

The highest peak on the African continent, Mount Kilimanjaro towers over the renowned plains of Tanzania and Kenya. An unforgettable, challenging and life-affirming experience, this unique climb is the highest non-technical ascent available to tourists; all you need is a walking pole, determination and a whole lot of stamina.

Climbing this 5,895-meter volcano is like visiting the world’s climate zones. As you enter the park, lush montane forests, home to elephants, primates, buffalo, and more, lead to the tropical forest (1,850 – 2,800 meters), where clouds cling to the trees, creating a misty atmosphere. At 3,200 meters, we reach a moorland zone filled with giant heather and giant lobelias. Above 4,000 meters, a surreal alpine desert with intense weather and loose sand struggles to support life. We’re nearing the summit’s winter wonderland. A land of ice and snow, unlike the tropical forests you left behind.

Six trekking routes and more challenging mountaineering routes are available. We prefer Rongai, the only route starting from the north. We also do the Grand Traverse, far from the crowds; it’s the most diverse and remote trail, with incredible views along the northern circuit and opportunities to see elephant, buffalo, and eland.