Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world with a height of staggering 5,895 meters is the wish list of every trekking enthusiast and trekked by more than 60,000 people every year. Located in the north-eastern part of Tanzania, the snow-capped peak of the mountain can be seen from far-off and form a perfect scenic backdrop.
It is a large strato volcano which was created millions of years ago as a result of volcanic eruptions. It comprises of three distinct volcanic cones: Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. Of the three, Kibo is the tallest and has the Uhuru Peak at 5,895 meters, the highest point in Africa.
To reach to the top, you’d have to choose from seven different trekking routes, each having their own merits and demerits and distinctly different from each other. These routes are: Umbwe Route, Machame Route, Lemosho Route, Rongai Route, Marangu Route, Shira Route, Northern Circuit Route. Machame is considered the most tourist friendly route while Lemosho is regarded as scenically most appealing.
The base of this volcanic mountain is characterized by tropical Montane forests. These accommodate a rich flora and fauna with significant amount of wildlife including herds of grazing lands, zebras, wildebeests, and sometimes giraffes. Predator species like hyenas and cheetahs are also spotted.
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is not that easy, nor too difficult, it just depends on timing, acclimatization, and routes you choose. We, at Signature Safari, are adept enough to guide you the best way possible, providing Kilimanjaro trekking tours all year around.Our teams provide up-to-date and comprehensive information on all the trekking routes to the summit of Kilimanjaro.Our aim is to help adventurers plan for a safe and successful adventure. We hope we can help you too!