Why climb Kilimanjaro with KE Adventure Travel?

Why Trek and Climb Kilimanjaro?

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro climb

Situated on the equator, close to Tanzania's northern border with Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro is a solitary, snow-capped giant. Rising to 5895 metres, this highest peak in Africa (and tallest freestanding mountain on Earth) presents an almost irresistible challenge to trekkers from around the world.

Kilimanjaro is actually a huge volcano that has 3 vents - the eroded Shira caldera to the west, the jagged Mawenzi to the east and the Kibo cone in the centre, the highest point of which is the summit at Uhuru Peak. Kilimanjaro sits on a fault line near the Great Rift Valley and was formed as a result of shifting tectonic plates. Other volcanoes sit on the same fault line including Mount Meru. Whilst the Shira and Mawenzi calderas are extinct, Kibo is merely dormant!

Requiring no technical expertise, Kilimanjaro is a relatively straightforward trek and climb and can be attempted by anyone of reasonable fitness and by way of a number of different routes. Whichever route you choose to take, your kilimanjaro trek will start at around 2000 metres elevation and be faced with an ascent of approximately 4000 metres to Kibo's summit, at Uhuru Peak (Uhuru meaning ‘Freedom' in Swahili).

So why go?

Mount Kilimanjaro is the most accessible of the world's "Seven Summits", the highest peaks on each of the world's 7 continents.  We know from our own experiences of climbing Kilimanjaro, and from what our clients tell us, that the highlights include the dawn views from the roof of Africa, the sense of achievement to be gained from reaching the top of one of the world's most iconic mountains but that they also enjoy the interaction with our friendly local Tanzanian guides and trek crews.

>> Watch an interview with KE Kilimanjaro Local Guide Peter Kisimbo 

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