Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro
- Trekking holiday to the summits of Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro
- Chogoria route on Kenya and Machame route on Kilimanjaro
- Stunning variety of African landscape and wildlife
- Superb summit success rate on Kilimanjaro
- Great Value - All park fees and all meals included
Climbing Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro present very obvious challenges to the world's adventure travellers. We begin this exciting East African trekking holiday by heading north from Nairobi to Mount Kenya, where we undertake a superb 6-day traverse of Kenya's highest mountain via the Chogoria and Sirimon routes. KE groups encounter few other trekkers on this excellent and much under-rated peak, which also provides perfect acclimatisation for the ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro. Travelling overland to Tanzania, we have chosen to climb Kilimanjaro (5894m) by way of the Machame Route, which leads through luxuriant rainforest and then across alpine tundra, to the glaciated crater rim of Africa's highest peak. Although these are not technically demanding mountains, they do involve a combined ascent (and descent) of 6000m and even fit and experienced hikers will find this to be a challenging adventure holiday. In our opinion, this is the ultimate African high adventure holiday.
Is this holiday for you?
This is quite a tough trekking holiday, simply in terms of the altitude gain which is involved in climbing Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro - a combined total of more than 5000 metres. However, the climbing on the first of our objectives, Mount Kenya, involves rather shorter days than the Kilimanjaro climb and so provides excellent fitness and acclimatisation training for the group. Generally, there are excellent trails to follow, although high up on Kilimanjaro we do have to negotiate some sections of scree where the path will not be so well-marked. The summit days on both peaks are long days, and you should be prepared for this. It is all part of the experience!
Kilimanjaro Porter Assistance Project
We also make every effort to look after our local crews, who are, of course, fundamental to the success of our Kilimanjaro holidays. KE works with the Kilimanjaro Porter Assistance Project and, in recognition of the quality of care we provide for our local staff, we are listed as a partner on the International Mountain Explorers Connection website.