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Climb the Kilimanjaro

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The Kilimanjaro with its 5895 meters (19340 ft) is the roof of Africa. Climbing Kilimanjaro is a crazy experience and if you like adventure it’s an absolute must for your bucket list. It is one of the most adventurous hikes that you can make as an amateur climber.

During the climb you walk through five climate zones and the temperature can vary from + 25 degrees Celsius (77 °)  at the start to -15°C (77 °F)  at the Uhuru Peak. Nature on Mt Kilimanjaro is overwhelming and very special. Due to the change in temperature and climate, the landscape changes from agriculture to tropical rainforest to a lunar landscape above 4000 meters (13000 ft).

The top of the Kilimanjaro can be reached via various routes. The most famous are the Machame route, the Marangu route and the Lemosho route. Depending on the route, you can choose between a 5-day climb up to 9 days. Climbing the Kilimanjaro is not a technical climb, the challenge is more in the immense height of the mountain and the very fast altitude difference. Anyone who climbs the mountain can suffer from altitude sickness; top fit or untrained.

Best time to visit

We recommend climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro from Mid-January to mid-March. There is little rain and not it’s too cold at the top. Or climb from August to mid-October when there is also little rain and its often clear weather. For more Kilimanjaro climate information click here.

Where to stay
If you are looking for a great base for hiking the Kilimanjaro we recommend Ameg Lodge Kilimanjaro. It has nice spacious rooms, a beautiful garden, swimming pool, great staff and good wifi. Bottles of water were put in the room daily, including cleaning and fresh towels. On they get an average rating of 8.7.

This article was last updated on December 30, 2021.