Mt Kilimanjaro

Mt Kilimanjaro stands at 5,895 metres above sea level and is the highest free-standing mountain in the world. With its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira - 'Kili' stands proudly above the African plains, on the edge of the Rift. Adventurers can choose from a variety of routes to the summit Uhuru (which means Freedom), and the average length of hike is six to seven days. Although thousands of people make it to the top, the altitude and unpredictable weather gives Kili a level of respect among trekkers.

Why we like it

  • Highest free standing mountain
  • Glaciers on the Equator
  • The views from the top
  • Fauna & Flora
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Top Pick - Mt Kilimanjaro

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