We cover your trips up and down mountains, plateaus, hills and valleys in Tanzania. The mighty and the greatest tower of Africa mt. Kilimanjaro, mt Meru and other mountains. Imagine you are touching the roof of Africa and standing at 5895m above sea level at the UHURU PEAK (FREEDOM PEAK). We will make sure this dream comes true for you too. All the services from the airport up to the summit will be provided at maximum efficiency so that this trip will be the most memorable trip of your life. Mount Meru, among the highest mountains in Africa, located in Arusha, we will be with you every step of the way to the summit. Our trained and well-experienced staffs know each and everything that you will need on the trekking trip and will make sure that you get the best services in time. Equipment that you need you can come with them but also we have a cabinet of equipment for rental for the things that you fail to bring with you, no need to worry.
MT KILIMANJARO – ROUTES DESCRIPTION:
The Marangu route is the most popular as pretty much the first route to be used on the ascent to the summit. The ascent is gentle, longer and less equipment is required. The accommodation on the way up and down is provided in wooden huts (cabins) equipped with the basic necessities. Climbers are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags should be brought along. There are well built structures like dinning and toilets. There are 60 bunk beds each (for 60 people each) at Mandara Hut (2700m) and Kibo Hut (4700m), and 120 bunk beds (for 120 people) at Horombo Hut (3720m) which is also used for descent.
It usually takes 6 days/ 5 nights for the round trip. The trek can also be taken in longer period as per clients interest or shorter period as pro-trekkers would find it conquerable in lesser days.
This is also becoming a popular route up Kilimanjaro. The ascent is sharp and challenging but pro-trekkers would find this rather amusing, the views are worth the hike, the sceneries up the mountain are spectacular. Camping (tents) is our way of life on this and the rest of the other routes except Marangu route. Duration of completing this trek is between 5days/4nights for professional climbers and 6days/5nights or more for normal climbers.
This route approaches from the north eastern side of the mountain, which is usually a great climb. This lesser known track be quite as spectacular as the western routes as it overlooks the Kenyan plain lands and wilderness, but it does usually have far lower traffic than the other routes. This route retains a sense of unspotted nature and an only chance to conquer Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north (behind). It is generally considered to be the easiest of the quality routes on the mountain. Rongai is the best route for people who are looking for a decent quality experience and are perhaps not absolutely confident about their fitness.
The time required for this route is varying according to your preference but the normal days and night’s routine applies as to other routes. It is said to be the most scenic and difficult route on Kilimanjaro. The first two days are extremely steep, muddy and generally strenuous making it only suitable for well-trained mountaineers. An acclimatization day is rarely offered on the standard program, but can be added whereby giving the climber an extra day in the schedule. The descent trail is the same as the other western routes that is down Mweka Route.
The Lemosho route is the least used ascent route to uhuru peak (Kilimanjaro), partly because of its remote location and likewise the difficult roads leading to the trailhead. The route is only accessible by 4-wheel drive vehicles and questionable during wet periods. The trailhead is at relatively high elevation. Buffalo and elephant sightings are possible on the first day trekking through the forest as it is near the western corridor in the triangular wildlife management area.
The route is the longest distance to trek up Kilimanjaro, so fitness certainly plays a role in the the trek. The Lemosho route would take longer days than other routes. Usually 7 days / 6 nights or longer is recommendable. Overall, the distance covered and the intensity of the final few days make this trek a good choice only for the experienced hikers. The many changes of scenery and spectacular hike across the Shira Plateau make this trek truly special.