Mt Kilimanjaro

Africa’s tallest mountain and one of the world’s highest free standing massifs, Mt Kilimanjaro can nevertheless be conquered without technical experience.

Lofty as it might be, Mt Kilimanjaro doesn’t require any mountaineering skills to climb. Spectacular trekking routes pass through 5 different vegetation zones: grassland; rainforest; heathland; moorland with strange giant plants; alpine desert; before reaching the arctic summit zone.

There are a number of routes to choose from and all are challenging due to the altitude. Your chances of reaching the summit are vastly improved with good preparation and acclimatisation. Longer treks can also increase your chances of reaching the summit.

All of our treks are accompanied by qualified mountain guides, and porters carry all equipment. You will only need to carry a day pack. Our trekking operator is a member of the Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO) which adheres to a range of guidelines for the fair treatment of porters and other crew.

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When To Go

Treks are possible all year but the dry season, which falls between June and October is best. In November and from March to May, you can expect plenty of rain.

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Tanzania Overview

Why travel to Tanzania? Few places in the world can offer the immense diversity and quantity of game found in Tanzania, nor the ease of viewing it. Tanzania is also the arena for the great wildebeest and zebra migration and has some of Africa’s most stunning scenery.

When is the best time to view animals in Tanzania? The best time to visit is November to May when the wildebeest herds amass on the Serengeti’s southern plains. Feb/Mar is when the herds are calving. The dry season (Jun to Sep) is the best time to visit Tarangire and the Selous.

What is the culture of Tanzania?With some 120 tribes, Tanzania is culturally very diverse, with peoples ranging from the Nilotic Maasai to Hadza bushmen, the Makonde (famous for their wood carvings) and Swahili-speaking coast-dwellers, some descended from Arabs.

What is the climate in Tanzania? Much of the Serengeti is over 5,000 ft so temperatures vary between 22°- 29°C. It is generally sunny and windy, with rain falling between Nov – May as isolated showers. The low-lying Rift Valley is much hotter (30°-35°C), while the coast is hot and humid. The Ngorongoro Highlands can be cool to cold at night.

What can I combine with Tanzania? Kenya. Most visitors arrive via Nairobi in Kenya so it is easy to combine parks in the two countries. Kenya’s famous Masai Mara is an extension of the Serengeti and the wildebeest migration can be found here in September/October.

How to get to Tanzania? You can fly via Johannesburg in South Africa then north to Nairobi in Kenya. Or fly via the Middle East to Nairobi. We can organise road transfers from there to Arusha, the “safari capital” of northern Tanzania; alternatively, you can fly into Kilimanjaro Airport.

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