Mt. Kilimanjaro

Stand on top of Africa

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Standing 5,986m high, Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak and one of the continent's most impressive sights. There are seven established routes to reach the summit, allowing hikers of all experience -- providing they are relatively fit -- the chance to climb Kilimanjaro. Along the way, you'll see volcanos, plenty of birds and experience stunning views.

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Kilimanjaro and Tanzania Wildlife Adventure

Explore snow-capped Kilimanjaro and tour wild game reserves
Approx. 14 days
Arusha (1 days) → Mt. Kilimanjaro (7) → Tarangire National Park (2) → Karatu (2) → Arusha (1) → Mt. Kilimanjaro (1)
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Tanzania Safari, Kilimanjaro and Islands

From mountain top and safari adventure to island beaches
Approx. 16 days
Arusha (1 days) → Mt. Kilimanjaro (7) → Karatu (2) → Serengeti (2) → Zanzibar (3) → Dar es Salaam (1)
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Things to do in Mt. Kilimanjaro

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Hike-climb Africa's highest mountain
Mt. Kilimanjaro

Hike-climb Africa's highest mountain

Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s tallest mountain and offers several routes to the summit. It is possible to hike to the top without the need for technical climbing, but make sure you acclimatise to the height – Kilimanjaro’s 5,895m peak can cause altitude sickness.

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