About Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in all of Africa; standing at an astonishing 4,900 meters from its base. In total, Mount Kilimanjaro is 5,895 meters above sea level. The mountain is part of the Kilimanjaro National Park and is one of the top travel destinations in the world.
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a virtual climatic world tour, from the tropical rain forest on the lower slopes and alpine heath, to an almost bare alpine desert and finally the wintry Arctic summit of snow and ice, just 3 degrees south of the Equator.
The ascent of Kilimanjaro can be done from four routes: Rongai, Machame, Lemosho and Marangu Route which is the easier one. Depending on which route one wants to take, the climb of Kilimanjaro can take between four to six nights on the mountain. The two most popular routes are Marangu and Machame. On the Marangu Route, accommodation is in alpine huts while on Machame Route it is camping throughout.