Kibokoland Adventure

Kilimanjaro Mountain


Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world, meaning it is not part of a mountain range. The highest peak of Kilimanjaro is Uhuru Peak, which stands at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) above sea level. Despite its impressive height, Kilimanjaro is a non-technical climb, meaning it doesn’t require advanced mountaineering skills. Here are some key facts about Mount Kilimanjaro:

    1. Location: Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania, East Africa. It is near the border with Kenya, and the mountain is within Kilimanjaro National Park.

    2. Formation: Kilimanjaro is a stratovolcano formed by successive lava flows. The mountain is made up of three cones: Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. Kibo is the highest and is dormant but not extinct.

    3. Climbing Routes: There are several routes to climb Kilimanjaro, each with its own characteristics and challenges. The most popular routes include the Marangu Route, Machame Route, Lemosho Route, and the Northern Circuit.

    4. Climate Zones: Climbers on Kilimanjaro pass through various ecological zones as they ascend, including rainforest, heath, moorland, alpine desert, and finally, the glacial zone near the summit.

    5. Wildlife: Kilimanjaro is home to various species of wildlife, including elephants, buffaloes, and colobus monkeys in the lower elevations. However, the higher elevations are characterized by harsh conditions, and the flora and fauna become more limited.

    6. Melting Glaciers: Like many other glaciers around the world, Kilimanjaro’s ice cap has been shrinking. The glaciers on the summit have significantly reduced in size over the years, and there are concerns about their long-term viability.

    7. Cultural Significance: Kilimanjaro holds cultural significance for the local Chaga people. It is also a popular destination for climbers from around the world seeking to experience its unique ecosystems and breathtaking views.

Trekking Route to Kilimanjaro

Rongai route


7 Days Machame Route


5 Days Marangu Route


8 days Lemosho Routes


6 Days Machame Route


6 Days Marangu Route