If you are not pushed for time we highly recommend you to take this route. The Machame route itself is quite undulating giving you a good variety of altitudes each day. With the 7 day itinerary you can take things a notch slower, giving you more time to relax and enjoy the scenery and of course a better chance of reaching the summit. If you don’t have previous experience of trekking at altitude then this is the itinerary for you!
Mount Kilimanjaro, standing at 5,895 metres, is indeed the Roof of Africa. It is the highest free-standing mountain in the world and highest peak on the African continent and yet its summit is accessible by most well-prepared trekkers with a good level of fitness. Six routes up to the summit will take a climber through four ecological zones and breathtaking scenery from the lush montane forest to the scrub covered moorlands to the rocky alpine desert and finally onto the barren summit of snow and ice.
The Lemosho route is one of our preferred routes due to its low traffic, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. The Lemosho route starts off from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the lush rainforest to Shira Plateau
8 days is preferable for better acclimatization and summit success. The Lemosho route joins the Machame route just after Shira 2 Camp and then follows the same route through the southern circuit and descending at Mweka Gate.
This 10 Days Primate & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania starts from Entebbe Uganda and ends in Arusha Tanzania. The safari takes you to Kibale National Park for Chimpanzee tracking, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla tracking, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater for extensive wild game viewing including the Big five of African Wild game. The safari features amazing sightseeing experience in the Fort Portal region, the Rwenzo
This Tanzanian safari itinerary visits the four spectacular and understandably popular destinations of the Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongo and Tarangire National Parks, all of which are teeming with wildlife. This trip offers an option of one or two cultural discovery days where you can find out about the way of life of the people living there firsthand. There is a modest additional cost, which goes directly to the villagers. Many tourists pass through these areas, leaving only a cloud of dust, but with the unique Africa VIP Travel connections we will experience some of the local culture. Our goal is to enrich your knowledge of this part of Africa and ensure more of the benefits of tourism reach the locals directly.
The Kilimanjaro Rongai Route trek begins in the remote, northern parts of Kilimanjaro, near the Kenyan border. We hike through true wilderness area towards the jagged Mawenzi Peak, then cross a barren desert saddle, before climbing up Kibo’s eastern crater wall.
The Rongai route is a more gradual ascent, and is therefore preferred by those with little or no backpacking experience, but is equally enjoyable for even the most hardened trekkers.
The Shira/Lemosho route approaches Kilimanjaro from the west. Rather than simply intersecting Shira Plateau (like Machame), Lemosho crosses it from Shira Ridge to Shira 2 Camp, in a pleasant hike. Climbers encounter low traffic until the route joins the Machame route. Afterwards, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit. There are several options to complete the trek over 7, 8, or 9 days bas
The Rongai Route is the only route to ascend up the North side of the mountain, originating close to the
Kenyan border. It is one of the less frequently used routes, mostly attributed to the long drive required to
reach the gate on day one. This has its advantages though, as it is less crowded and therefore a quieter
way to ascend the mountain. It is also the only route to afford you such a close view of Mawenzi Peak,
Kilimanjaro’s second highest peak, as you sleep under it on night three.
This route meets up with the Marangu route upon descent, allowing climbers a different view of the
mountain on the way down. Although Rongai climbers do not experience the rainforest on day one, they
are given the chance on the final day of the trek before reaching the gate where the climb concludes.
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