Mt. Kilimanjaro is the world's tallest free standing mountain. It is also Africa’s highest point at 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level. Its beautiful, snow-capped peak rises above cotton-white clouds in a picturesque show as if beckoning climbers to the glory that awaits them. It is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. It is also an important to the ecosystem of the surrounding areas. Some of its waters seep into the ground, through porous rock, springing at the marshes inside Amboseli National Park in Kenya to the north. They provide a lifeline for the numerous wildlife species that call the Amboseli home.
Kilimanjaro is a popular challenge, mainly due to its amazing height and the relative ease of some of the routes. It attracts all levels of climbers, from novice first timers to tough seasoned veteran climbers. Around 75,000 people climb Mt. Kilimanjaro each year, an impressive feat for a mountain with so many superlatives to its name. The climbs are generally gentle and scenic though not much wildlife can be seen along the routes. Most of them prefer to stay in the well-covered forest areas at the lower levels of the mountains.
A Kili climb can be combined with a Northern Tanzania Safari, either before or (and mostly after) you summit. Get finished with it and combine with one of our short Tanzania safari tours in the nearby areas. We can also arrange excursions to the neighbouring areas to hear legends about the mountain and why the local people rever it so much.