The major draw on this park is attempting the climb to the roof of Africa – Kilimanjaro (5896 m) above sea level and the world’s highest, yet the easiest accessible free Standing Mountain.
Standing only at 3 degrees South of the Equator, its snow peaked dome raised major controversial dialogs amongst scholars of the royal geographical society in London (1846-59) thus flooding Kilimanjaro with first ascent attempt explores, missionaries and later opportunistic colonialist.
Besides Kili’s unique flora and fauna, it’s got 3 distinct outstanding features, the volcanic Centrex of the extinct Shira plateu - 13,700ft, the dormant craggy Mawenzi -16,813ft and the dome itself, Kibo - 19,340ft. Most certain climbing this world heritage site, mountain will be a memory to be treasured for life. Children as young as 9 years old and 80+ years elders have climbed to the rooftop of Africa.
No special skills, equipment, or experience is required for the 5,6,7 or 8 day's long expedition, exceptionally for those alpinist who might want to practice there climbing techniques on the mountains glacier walls and the Western breach, can apply crampons and ropes ETC. Generally any reasonably fit person can conquer what appears like a huge gigantic massif from its 40 Km base.
Climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro on the roof of Africa.
Climbing Kilimanjaro is a real challenge and most trekkers find the summit day a very tough experience with over 1,000m of ascent at extreme altitude. It is important to note that this is a non technical climb and would be a suitable objective for fit and experienced hill walkers. We recommend that you start a training program at least three months before departure
Our program to climb Kilimanjaro takes six/seven days with the summit day starting in the morning of Day 5/6. It is important that you take your time and walk slowly during the first five days in order to help the acclimatization process and to keep your energy for the summit day. Keeping well hydrated throughout the trip and eating enough food will also increase your chances of summit success.
At MJ Safaris we believe in providing comprehensive pre departure support and advice. Training ideas and other tips to increase your chances of summit success. We will be available for any questions you might have whether with a face to face meeting or by phone and email.
Our friendly and highly professional trek crew in Tanzania aim to provide an excellent service to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable climb. We strongly believe in paying our local staff well and providing them with the right equipment for the job.