Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro
Standing at 19,340’~5,895 m, Mount Kilimanjaro is the African continents’ tallest peak, and the worlds highest freestanding mountain. The structure is composed of 3 volcanoes: Kibo (19,340 feet), Mawenzi (16,896’~5,149 m), and Shira (13,000’~3,962 m). Through Climb Kili’s routes, trekkers pass through five major ecological zones: Rain forest, Heath, Moorland, Alpine Desert, and Arctic Glaciers. Trekking from the monkey filled rainforest’s to the glacier packed Summit rim is only a part of the lure.
With the exception of the summit zone, wildlife is potentially encountered throughout the lower parts of the climb. You may see elephants, buffalo, and eland on the northern slopes; black & white colobus monkeys, Sykes monkeys, and tropical boubou in the forest belt; and birds such as sun birds, augur buzzard, mountain hawk eagle, lammergeier and white-naped ravens.
The common meaning for KILMANJARO is “shining mountain” in Swahili. From the first summits recorded in 1889 to today, thousands of adventurers attempt to climb Kilimanjaro each year, as a spiritual journey, a personal challenge or many other great causes. Whatever may draw you to The Mountain, take your first step on this incredible journey by contacting us today.