EXPERIENCE BREATHTAKING VIEWS from the summits of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru

mountains Details

Mount Kilimanjaro is composed of three peaks… Kibo (19,340 ft) with Uhuru which is its highest peak; Mawenzi (16,896 ft) which is a technical climb; and Shira (12,998 ft), a mass that rises 15,748 ft above a rolling plain averaging 3,281 ft above sea level. After reaching a height of 19,357 ft during its last major eruption 360,000 years ago, Kibo has been eroded by glaciers, rivers and landslides to its present height.

Trekking options are offered for every level of climber – from novice to expert – who are seeking a view from its summit

MOUNT KILIMANJARO OFFERS A RANGE OF TREKKING OPTIONS for every level of climber… from novice to expert …seeking a view from its summit. Hiking Kilimanjaro is physically and mentally demanding, and should not be under-estimated. With adequate preparation any reasonably fit person can reach the summit successfully.

Mount Kilimanjaro glacier :: Good Earth Tours & SafarisAstride the equator yet permanently snow-capped at 19,340 ft high, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is Africa’s roof top and the world’s highest free standing mountain which can be climbed by any physically fit person. John Rebmann, a German missionary, was one of the first westerners to explore the mountain in 1841. He announced to the world the existence of a great mountain that was ‘capped in a glacier’

Kilimanjaro Routes & Itineraries

Mount Kilimanjaro has several routes… Marangu, Machame, Lemosho and Rongai …basic details are provided below:

Route Details Duration
MARANGU Most popular and easy way up and/or down 8
MACHAME Scenic; most beautiful and next most popular 8
LEMOSHO Difficult route; most fascinating and scenic 9
RONGAI Rarely used; spectacular views over Maasai plains of Kenya 8

Mount Meru is an active stratovolcano located 43 miles west of Mount Kilimanjaro. At a height of approximately 15,000 ft it is visible from Mount Kilimanjaro and offers unparalleled views of its famous neighbor while being a rewarding hiking destination in its own right. This mountain is the topographic centerpiece of Arusha National Park. Its fertile slopes rise above the surrounding savannah and support a forest that hosts diverse wildlife, including nearly 400 species of birds, monkeys and leopards

MOUNT MERU IS THE SECOND HIGHEST MOUNTAIN in Tanzania at 14,980 ft and the fifth highest in Africa. It is best to allow three days for climbing Meru since it involves an 11,483 ft altitude trek. There are two huts available to climbers on the mountain and firewood is supplied. The best time to climb Meru is between June to October and January/February. The mountain is usually climbed from Olkokola on the western side of the crater and you need a park ranger as an escort due to the threat of buffalo.

Mount Meru Climb ~ 5 days/4 nights. A typical Mount Meru program is outlined in Meru detail page