Frank bij Uhuru peak, de top van de Kilimanjaro

Our specialty and great love is without a doubt the ascent of Mt Kilimanjaro itself. We have climbed this highest mountain in Africa several times ourselves via different routes. Of course we can give you a good impression and try to transfer our love and passion for this fantastic mountain to you.

Mount Kilimanjaro is with 5895 metres the highest mountain on the African continent and also the highest freestanding mountain in the world and is formed by three volcanoes. Although Kilimanjaro is in the tropics, not far from the equator, the mountain houses a range of climate zones. On Kilimanjaro climbers travel from the tropics to the pole and back again. On the mountain slopes there are coffee plantations and maize and bananas is being grown. Higher up is the tropical rainforest.

This mountain has several routes to the summit. The longer technical routes are better to acclimatize. The success rate is determined by the shape you are in and the conditions that you create yourself around the expedition. With the latter we mean reducing altitude sickness, in this struggle you may try the drug Diamox.

Another method to increase your chances of success is to acclimatize at height. This can take a few days extra time and consequently make the trip more expensive, but the chance of success is much greater.

Good equipment is a major contributor to the achievement of reaching the summit. Here it is important to bring a good sleeping bag (-10° C) with mattress, thermal underwear, gloves, hat, goggles, sunscreen etc.

Prior to your climb you will receive a detailed list of materials and a workshop, in order to prepare you as well as possible for the climb and to increase your success rate.

Machame Route
Highly valued for its scenic views;
Especially suitable for acclimatization with many opportunities for “walk high and sleep low”;
Very challenging climb with breath-taking scenery, a walk through five climate zones;
Spectacular ascent of "Baranco Wall";
Has the ability to insert an extra day before the summit day;
Very popular route;
Overnight stay in tents only.

Marangu Route
Also known as the "Coca-Cola" route;
Has the reputation of the easiest route, also offers a lower chance of success;
The shortest and cheapest route, with less time for acclimatization;
Overnight stay in dorms in huts;
Less view because of ascent and descent using the same route.

Rongai Route
The only route from the north side of Kilimanjaro;
Gives the first days the feeling of a real wilderness, but ultimately the least scenic route;
A very tough and steep summit day from the north;
Less opportunity for acclimatization;
Flat and lesser view;
Overnight stay in tents only.

Shira / Lemosho Route
High success rate, good acclimatization;
Secluded with spectacular gorges and views of west Kilimanjaro;
Joins with the Machame Route on day 4;
Starting point of Shira is higher than Lemosho;
Overnight stay in tents only.
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