This is a totally unique experience and will remain a ‘feather in your cap’ for years to come. With about 15, 000 hikers reaching the summit every year, you too can join them in their victory! With experienced guides and professional equipment, you only have your own fears or weaknesses to overcome.
A tip is to walk slowly, thus allowing your body time to acclimatise to the thin mountain air. With temperatures ranging from 10 degrees to 20 degrees Fahrenheit, this is not a comfortable climb, but is doable. Taking you through five different ecosystems and offering you a ‘once in a lifetime’ view, it is a truly rewarding and exhilarating experience.
Of course a good degree of fitness is required, so previous hiking experience is required. Don’t forget to break in your hiking boots and walk with a pack on to get used to some of what you will experience as you climb Africa’s highest peak.
There are several different routes that you can climb, so talk to your guide beforehand to decide on what is the best one for you. Below is a map of some of the routes.
Here is some feedback from previous summit conquerors. Sean Gauthier wrote: “Just wanted to say thanks so much for everything! Kristin and I made it to the summit on my 10,000th day. It was amazing….”
Sharron wrote: “…I also wanted to let you know that I reached the summit of Kilimanjaro! It was a fantastic hike and I didn’t have any issues with the altitude. I was so lucky! I loved Cape Town and may go back there in Dec. as I made many friends. If I have any friends that are looking for an African adventure, I’ll send them your way for sure. Take care!”