Treat yourself to a life-changing adventure by climbing the highest mountain in Africa
Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain, located in northeast Tanzania near the Kenyan border. Kilimanjaro is an extinct volcano and one of the world’s largest. It rises 15,000 feet above the surrounding parched plains, with 2.5 square miles of its surface rising over 18,500 feet. Snow spreads down extensive gullies cut on the mountain slopes beneath its ice dome. The summit crater of Kilimanjaro, known as Kibo, is 1.5 miles wide. The highest point on Kibo’s steep rim is Uhuru, Africa’s tallest mountain. A smaller crater, 600 feet deep in sulfurous ashes, lies nestled in the middle of Kibo. Kilimanjaro’s smaller second cone, Mawenzi (16,893 ft), lies seven miles east of Kibo, separated by a lengthy saddle. Mawenzi is an older cone that has been eroded and has steep faces on all sides. Mawenzi, although its lower elevation, is the more challenging climb, and no approach is conceivable without rock climbing and/or snow and ice climbing expertise. Mawenzi is Africa’s third tallest peak.
We also provide hiking programs to Mount Meru in Arusha National Park. It is the second tallest peak in Tanzania, standing at 4,566m. Mt. Meru is an extinct volcano that provides those who climb it with a great perspective of the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro and the picturesque Rift Valley. In addition, the region is home to a wide diversity of bird species, both permanent and migratory.