Every mountain is matchless from each other, and this makes it important to be well informed before deciding which one to climb.
In Tanzania, most climbers likes to climb Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru.
Every mountain is matchless from each other, and this makes it important to be well informed before deciding which one to climb. In Tanzania, most climbers likes to climb Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru.
Mt Kilimanjaro has 5896m high, Africa’s highest mountain and one of the continent’s magnificent sights, It has three main volcanic peaks, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. The name itself “Kilimanjaro” is a mystery weathered in clouds. It might mean Mountain of Light, Mountain of Greatness or Mountain of Caravans.
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a virtual climatic world tour, from the tropical rain forest on the lower slopes and alpine heath, to an almost bare alpine desert and finally the wintry Arctic summit of snow and ice, just 3 degrees south of the Equator.
The ascent of Kilimanjaro can be done from six routes: Mweka, Umbwe, Shira, Rongai, Machame, and the Marangu Route which is the easier one. Depending on which route one wants to take, the climb of Kilimanjaro can take between four to six nights on the mountain. The two most popular routes are Marangu and Machame.
Meru is Africa’s fourth highest peak in Africa with fabulous views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Momela Lakes from the summit. The challenging ascent to the crater of Ol Donyo Lengai passes through some fantastic scenery with panoramic views of the Rift Valley. The trek to the top of Lengai is very steep and a true challenge which is attempted only by hikers with good level of fitness.