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What to expect from a Kilimanjaro Trek

Ever wondered what it would be like to Trek Kilimanjaro, the world's highest mountain? Located in Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro offers the traveller a unique experience and unforgettable memories.

There are many routes to Trek Kilimanjaro. Each route is different based on their location, difficulty and interest. Trekking Kilimanjaro with The Adventure Company will take you on one of four routes, The Rongai Routes, Marangu Route, Machame Route or the Lemosho Route.

The Rongai Route is quieter, more gradual, off the beaten track, perfect for beginners with possible safari sightings.

The Marangu Route is the classic route up Kilimanjaro, it is more straightforward and will take you through many different ecosystems giving you a chance to see a wide variety of flora and fauna.

The Machame Route is a much steeper ascent with scrambling involved, and is best for more experienced trekkers.

The Lemosho Route up Kilimanjaro is the longest route, offering trekkers time to acclimatise to the conditions and greater chance of reaching the summit.

Kilimanjaro Trek

A Kilimanjaro trek will allow you to experience some amazing sights, our traveller, Danielle blogged about her Kilimanjaro trek 

"The jungle is beautiful, I expect Tarzan to come swinging through the trees at any moment, huge trees draped in moss cover the skyline, fire ants scurry around our feet and monkeys play happily in the trees over head. The route is not too steep, as much down as up, or so it seems and 3.5 hours later we arrive at camp 1500 ft higher than we started at the trail head. We head to bed early, monkeys still playing overhead as tomorrow is a going to be a tough day."

Rongai Route

Alan climbed Kilimanjaro on the Rongal Route and shared his experiences with us

"In 2009 I met a man who had just come back from trekking up Kilimanjaro. Whilst I was speaking to him I couldn't help notice that he was floating just off the ground. He was still high from his trip!. The more we spoke the more I thought, that sounds fantastic, and a seed was born." Read more

Climbing Kilimanjaro is not for the faint hearted but with the Adventure Company you will always be in safe hands with some of the most experienced guides there to look after you.

Another climber writes

"Few places around the world can offer the same thrill as this Tanzanian hotspot. Many tourists, myself included, combine their trip up the tallest peak in Africa with a bit of safari-based fun. With the Serengeti in close proximity, it is hard to think of another destination that can appeal to wildlife and nature lovers as much as this."

From £1,545pp exc flights
5
(average rating, based on 10 reviews)
Trip type: 
Walking & Trekking
Trekking level: 
5. Strenuous
Max group size: 
17

Kilimanjaro – Machame Route

Africa, Tanzania | 10 days
Trip code: 
YKXA
Kilimanjaro - Tanzania
Challenging camping trek to Africa's highest peak, Kilimanjaro.

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From £1,195pp exc flights
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(average rating, based on 4 reviews)
Trip type: 
Walking & Trekking
Trekking level: 
5. Strenuous
Max group size: 
12

Kilimanjaro - Marangu Route

Africa, Tanzania | 9 days
Trip code: 
YKXM
Summit morning - Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Challenging climb to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro sleeping in huts

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From £1,575pp exc flights
5
(average rating, based on 14 reviews)
Trip type: 
Walking & Trekking
Trekking level: 
5. Strenuous
Max group size: 
17

Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route

Africa, Tanzania | 10 days
Trip code: 
YKXR
On the trek - Tanzania
A quieter route to Kilimanjaro’s summit with views across the Serengeti.

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