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Climbing Kilimanjaro

Climbing Kilimanjaro is an exotic and relatively easy hike in Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro

Imagine the sweeping vistas and beautiful scenery as you ascend the summit of Tanzania’s famous Mount Kilimanjaro. This extinct volcano is the highest peak in Africa as well as the highest walkable mountain in the world. These features make it a magnet for hikers and climbers alike. It’s a breath-taking challenge that you’ll find nowhere else in the world.

Just because Kilimanjaro is considered “walkable”, that doesn’t mean it’s an easy climb. The summit is 19,335 feet above sea level and the ascent can take between 5 and 8 days. There are several mapped routes to climb the mountain. Each trail offers varying degrees of difficulty, with Shira and Umbwe being the most difficult routes and Marangu being the easiest.

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