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Breathtaking. Humbling. Unforgettable. These are just a few of the words that could be used to describe climbing one of Earth’s topographical trophies: Kilimanjaro. Immortalized in literature, film and song, this African empress is truly one of the planet’s greatest treasures—and to climb it is a rewarding, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Capped by snow and looming mightily over the vast savannah, Africa’s highest peak is an awesome sight. At 19,340 feet, it ranks among the tallest mountain peaks in the world (actually, it is the tallest free-standing mountain) and is one of the famed “Seven Summits”. Is it a challenging climb? You bet it is. Is it worth it? Absolutely. It ranks amongst this writer’s greatest joys and most rewarding accomplishments. Many of us at Micato have climbed Kilimanjaro; while we have all reached Uhuru Peak, we nonetheless agree that even had we failed to summit, the magnificence of days on the mountain alone would have been well worth the journey.
Many routes lead to the summit—Barafu, Machame and Umbwe are some of our favourites—but we’ll help you choose the trek that’s right for you, based on your experience, desires, fitness level and the time of year. A climb requires a minimum of six nights but we’ll also recommend extra nights at altitude for greater acclimatisation.
These treks are non-technical and no mountain experience is necessary, but you should be hale and hardy. Our camp staff will carry your gear, keep you well fed and comfortable, and do their absolute utmost to get you wisely to the summit. Combine the mountain with a full safari, or perhaps add a few days of high altitude game viewing before the climb to shake off jet lag and savour the adventure ahead. However you plan it, the experience of legendary Kilimanjaro will be entrenched in your memory of your African private tour for years to come.
Rates from $4,750 for 8 days