Kilimanjaro

A Life Changing Experience

Hikers on Mdeme TrailWhile Kilimanjaro is sometimes referred to as the “Everyman’s Everest,” not everyone will make it to the top. Our goal is to provide you with all the information you need to prepare properly, choose the right trip for you and have a wonderful, and safe, climb. From here you can We encourage you to read articles about safety and the local culture to make sure you arrive well educated. Finally, we’d like to ask you to participate. Share your own stories and experiences or donate to a worthy cause. Someone once told me “Kilimanjaro is a life changing experience.” And she was right. So join us in the adventure of a lifetime!

What Makes Kilimanjaro So Special

On the Summit of Kilimanjaro
  1. Almost anyone in good physical condition can reach the summit of this impressive mountain without any special skills or equipment.
  2. Tanzanian culture is one of warmth, friendliness and laughter. Spending a week on the mountain, learning from these people and sharing experiences, is frequently a bigger highlight for many than the summit itself.
  3. Visitors from all over the world come to climb together. If you go, you’ll likely be making friends and climbing with folks from other interesting and exotic locations.

The Highest Point in Africa

Kilimanjaro peak surrounded by cloudsMt. Kilimanjaro is the largest free-standing mountain in the world and the summit is the highest point on the African continent. People have been trying to climb it for over two hundred years. Early tribesmen feared and respected the mountain; believing that evil spirits lived in it and punished anyone who tried to climb too high by shriveling their limbs and turning them black. Later, porters were pressed into service to help European climbers in the hopes that the travelers would share their gifts and tools. Today, the local people welcome climbers from all over the world and guide them up the mountain as an integral part of the Tanzanian economy.