Tanzania is home to the highest mountain in Africa. Mount Kilimanjaro (5895 meters), Located in northern Tanzania, in the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. Also is the highest free standing mountain in the world. Despite its height Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most accessible high summits, with most climbers reaching the peak (Uhuru Peak) with proper gear and determination. Also known as “The Roof of Africa” and people travel from all over the world to conquer her.
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a virtual climatic world tour, from the tropical rain forest on the lower slopes, alpine heath, bare alpine desert and finally the wintry summit zone of snow and ice, just 3 degrees south of the Equator. Mount Kilimanjaro has six trekking routes Umbwe, Shira, Lemosho, Rongai, Machame, and the Marangu Route which is the easier one. Depending on which route one wants to take, the climb of Mount Kilimanjaro can take between four to seven nights on the mountain. The most popular routes are Marangu and Machame. On the Marangu Route, accommodation is in alpine huts while on Machame Route it is camping throughout. While expert guides and porters will accompany you on your climb, no technical equipment is required on these routes.