Kenya Climbing -HikingMt Kenya Park
Days Sirimon Out Sirimon Route
5 Days Sirimon Out
Days Siriomon Peak Circuit
Days Sirimon Out Naro Moru Route
5 Days Chogoria
Out Naro Moru
6 Days Sirimon Out
4 Days Naro Moru Out
8 Days Mount Kenya Technical
Mount Kenya Joining Dates
Climbing Gear and Equipments
Kilimanjaro National Park is the home of Mount Kilimanjaro's
equatorial snow-capped peaks, which form some of the most famous images
of Africa. At 5896m (19,340ft), Mount Kilimanjaro, situated in
northeast Tanzania, is the highest mountain in Africa and one of the largest
free-standing mountains in the world. It is actually an active volcano
and possesses the highest walkable summit in the world, Uhuru Peak, one
of six glaciers and volcanic peaks at the top.
Visitors climbing Mt. Kili to the summit pass through hot savannah,
alpine tropics and finally an arctic moonscape. The scenery is varied
and at different stages includes coffee and banana fields, giant lobelia,
mosses and lichens; particularly lucky visitors may even spot elephant
wandering the higher slopes. A game reserve since 1921, the area was designated
a national park in 1973.
Kilimanjaro at 5,895m (19,340ft) , is the highest
mountain in Africa. Mount Kilimanjaro is located at 3.07S, 37.35E.
Kilimanjaro PARK'S SIGNIFICANCE to the climber
an awesome and magnificent mountain, is the highest mountain in Africa.
It is also one of the largest single freestanding mountains in the world,
composed of one extinct volcano; SHIRA (3962m) and two dormant volcanoes,
MAWENZI (5149m) and KIBO (5894).
* Kilimanjaro mountain is one of the few ecosystems located near the equator
that contains larger expenses of ice glaciers. It also has the greatest
extent of alpine desert of all glaciated equatorial mountains in East
Africa. Being close to the equator the snow-capped summit gives the mountain
a unique and exceptional natural beauty.
* The montane forest on Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the most important
water catchment areas in northern Tanzania.
* Mount Kilimanjaro represents the world-wide image of Africa and its
towering, snow capped, symmetrical cone is synonymous with Africa, internationally.
Historically as well as in the present, the challenge of learning about,
exploring and climbing this mysterious mountain has captured the imagination
of people throughout the world. To many, the chance to climb this mountain
is an adventure of a lifetime.
* The mountain supports a unique combination of eco-climatic zones that
takes you on the equivalent of a trip from the Arctic to the Equator with
only a modest commitment of time and energy. Few such ecosystems exist
in the world especially in unaltered state.
about Mt Kilimanjaro
Kilimanjaro is the world's tallest free standing mountain.
Climbing mt. Kilimanjaro is a must for trekkers/ mountaineers.
Kilimanjaro can be climbed at any time of the year.
Kilimanjaro has a permanent snow-cap.
Successful climb of Kilimanjaro requires good health and fitness.
Any moderately fit person can summit mount Kilamanjaro.
At least 6 days of trekking is recommended for trekking mt. Kilimanjaro.
Mount Kilimanjaro is not a technical climb.
Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania, is the closest Airport
to fly into/out.or Jomo Kenyatta airport in Nairobi but you board a scheduled
shuttle bus for Nairobi-Arusha-Moshi.
Hike on authorised routes only.
- Do not kill, harass, disturb or feed any wild animals in the Park.
- Do not bring any exotic animals and plants in the Park.
- Never remove anything (whether animate or inanimate) from the Park.
- Avoid wildfires by not throwing burning cigarette butts on the moorland.
- Avoid littering trail and Park surroundings. Pack out your litter
for disposal at the nearest hut station or Marangu Gate.
- Use only licensed mountain guides from licensed mountain climbing
- Follow your guides and do not split from your group.
- Never attempt to climb the mountain if you are not physically fit.
- Never attempt to continue climbing if your body gets exhausted or
when you have extreme mountain sickness please call upon your Guide
who will in time call on a Rescue Team.