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Climb Kilimanjaro with EWP / ZARA . . .
From our base hotel near Moshi (details) we are able to organise year round trips for groups of any size. Our trips are designed and run jointly with Zara based in Moshi. We can also offer trips combining the ascent of Kilimanjaro with that of Mount Kenya or Mount Meru, a visit to Zanzibar or a safari or safari package.
We will help you at all stages to arrange a memorable trip!

General information  
Many travellers are attracted to the highest point in Africa - Uhuru Peak on Kibo - which can be reached by several easy walking or scrambling routes.  The two main summits of Kilimanjaro: craggy Mawenzi, 5149m, and 'flat-topped', Kibo, 5896m are separated by The Saddle, a 5km wide, high-altitude, semi-desert. From the summit glaciers, screes, cliffs, afro-alpine moorland then forests lead down to the cultivated foothills below. 

The main routes to Kibo are:
The Marangu Route offers walking on gentle forest and moorland paths up to 4700m.  Above, scree leads to Gillman's Point on the often snowy crater rim which is followed to Uhuru Peak. Accommodation is in huts.
The Machame and Umbwe Routes are tougher.  Steep forest paths, easy scrambling and airy ridges lead to the final screes and hence the crater.  Nights are spent in tents.  The Mweka Route is generally used to descend after either of the last two routes.
The Shira, Nanjara and Rongai (Oloitokitok) Routes are more remote but can be organised by us, the Rongai Route is popular with those looking for a less demending route but away from the busy Marangu Route. The remote Lemosho Glades Route , is particularly beautiful and goes through one of the few areas on Kilimanjaro that is rich in game.
For detailed help see: choosing your route.


 

Kilimanjaro from Barranco
Kilimanjaro from Barranco

Kilimanjaro may be attempted by strong mountain walkers, however it is easy to gain height too quickly and altitude related illness or considerable discomfort is experienced by many who try to go up too fast.  
Medical Aspects of high-altitude mountaineering  

Mawenzi
Mawenzi from Saddle

Climbing, other mountains and safaris  
There are many game parks to be visited and mountains to be climbed in East Africa.  In Tanzania Mount Meru is a high beautiful volcanic mountain perfect as training before the ascent of Kilimanjaro. The active volcano Lengai is a sacred mountain to the Masaii. For these you may consider organising the trip as a private group. Our guides are based permanently in Moshi throughout the year.  In Kenya, Mount Kenya offers top quality rock and ice climbing in a superb setting. In Uganda, Elgon's caldera provides remote high altitude walking while the Rwenzori are a great, glaciated and mystical mountain range to be explored. 
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Moonlight ascents
Almost all nights in the East African mountains (excluding the Rwenzori) are clear and for many mountains such as Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, Lengai and Mount Meru a pre-dawn start is crucial. To make the night ascents more pleasant and in some cases beautiful, getting up and walking up by moonlight is the optimal situation. Find out more about moonlight ascents and full moon dates

Kilimanjaro Picture Galleries: Western Breach | EWP Kili & Mt Kenya | Flora | Lemosho Route | Kibo South Circuit | Marangu Route
Summit Area | Filming on the Lemosho Route
 

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