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Mount Kilimanjaro

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'''VISIT KILIMANJARO NATIONAL PARK'''Hiking day trips are available for those who do not aspire to climb to the top of Kilimanjaro, yet wish to experience the parks' distinct ecosystem, spot some wildlife and get a glimpse of the summit closeup. '''CLIMB KILIMANJARO'''It takes a minimum of 5 days and a maximum of 10 days to climb Kilimanjaro, depending on the route. There are seven routes officially sanctioned for climbing Kilimanjaro and two routes used for descent.
These are:
 
*Machame
*Marangu
The routes vary by length, difficulty, scenery, altitude profile, accessibility and (lack of) facilities. To choose the best hiking route for your Kilimanjaro climb, it is important to assess your personal priorities. [https://fairvoyage.com/kilimanjaro/routes/which-is-the-best-hiking-route-on-kilimanjaro/ Read more here]. Below are itineraries for these routes.
'''Marangu Route''' Commonly called the ''Coca-Cola Route'', because it is considered the easiest route and vendors sell Coca-Cola at some of the huts. Marangu is by far the most popular route to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Typical duration is either 5 or 6 days depending upon whether you elect to spend an extra day for acclimatization to the altitude. This is the only route that offers huts versus tents. In spite of these, do be aware that 1) a faster ascent means less time for acclimatization and a lower chance of reaching the summit and 2) it is actually colder to stay in huts compared to staying in tents. [https://fairvoyage.com/tour-itinerary/marangu-route/ Read more here].
* Day 1: Marangu Gate (1980 m) - Mandara hut (2700 m). Hiking time: 5 hours
* Day 6: Horombo hut (3720 m) - Marangu Gate (1980 m). Hiking time: 6 hours
'''Machame Route''' Some call this the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro. Where accommodation on the Marangu route is in huts, the Machame route offers strictly tents only. This makes Machame (also referred to as the "Whiskey route") better suited to the slightly more adventurous hiker, however rewarding him/her with a scenic splendor such as not seen on the Marangu route. [https://fairvoyage.com/tour-itinerary/machame-route/ Read more here].
* Day 1: Machame Gate (1490 m) - Machame camp (2980 m). Hiking time: 4-6 hours
* Day 5: Barafu camp (4550 m)- '''Uhuru Peak (5895 m)''' - Mweka (3100 m). Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak: 7/8 hours to descend to Mweka (frequently broken into 2 days with an overnight stay at Mweka camp)
'''Lemosho Route''' Little used and more remote than other routes. The route is one of the few where groups may be accompanied on the first day by an armed ranger, as the forests around the Lemosho Glades are rich in buffalo, elephant and other big game animals. [https://fairvoyage.com/tour-itinerary/lemosho-route/ Read more here].
* Day 1: Londorossi Gate (2100 m) - Mti Mkubwa camp (2750 m). Hiking time: 3 hours
* Day 7: Crater Camp (5640 m) - Mweka (3100 m). Hiking time: 7/8 hours to descend.
'''Rongai Route''' The Rongai route provides ascent up Kilimanjaro from the northeastern side of the mountain, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya. [https://fairvoyage.com/tour-itinerary/rongai-route/ Read more here].
* Day 1: Rongai Gate (1950 m) - 1st Caves camp (2600 m). Hiking time: 5 hours
* Day 6: Mweka Camp (3090m) to Mweka Gate (1680m). Hiking time: 3/4 hours
'''Northern Circuit Route''' The Northern Circuit Route is is a new unique route and the longest trail on Mount Kilimanjaro. It goes through the untouched northern slope and begins in the West of Mount Kilimanjaro at the Londorossi Gate with excellent views from all sides of the mountain. The trail is less popular and thus good for people looking for a quieter route. [https://fairvoyage.com/tour-itinerary/9-day-northern-circuit/ Read more here].
* Day 1: Drive to Londorossi Park Gate (2,385m or 7825 ft)and climbing to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,700 meters or 8858 ft)feet). Hiking time: 5/6 hours. Distance 8 Km or 5 miles.
* Day 9: Millennium Camp (3,950 meters) to Mweka Gate (1,640 meters). Hiking time: 5 hours
'''GO ON SAFARI'''As Kilimanjaro is situated near the popular Northern Tanzanian Safari Circuit, many climbers take the opportunity to combine their trip with a wildlife safari. Safari prices vary predominantly based on the type of accommodation - from basic camping to luxury tented camps and 5* lodges. A 3-day sample itinerary can be as follows. It usually includes the Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater (featuring one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa) & Tarangire National Parks for a short but intense Tanzanian Northern Circuit safari experience. Safaris can usually be tailored by the operators to suit your needs and requirements. * Day 1: Arusha/Moshi – Lake Manyara. Non game-viewing travel time: 2/3 hours. Distance: 130 km * Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park – Ngorongoro Crater. Non game-viewing travel time: 2/3 hours. Distance: 120 km * Day 3: Tarangire National Park – Moshi/Arusha. Non game-viewing travel time: 3 hours. Distance: 210 km ==Kilimanjaro Tour Operators== There are ca. 300 local Kilimanjaro outfitters, thousands of agencies selling climbs contracted with these local outfitters, as well as myriads of unlicensed local guides all selling Kilimanjaro climbs. Choosing a suitable tour operator can therefore be a daunting task. To make sure you are contracting with an ethical tour operator, refer to the [https://mountainexplorers.org/climb-with-a-partner-for-responsible-travel-company/ KPAP Partners for Responsible Travel companies]. [https://fairvoyage.com/tour-destination/kilimanjaro/ get your best offer amongst local KPAP Partner companies] or [https://fairvoyage.com/climb-kilimanjaro/groups/ join an ethical group climb], visit [https://fairvoyage.com Fair Voyage].  Here are more listings. Please note that all listings are being created directly by tour operators and be mindful that they have not been verified for being duly licensed, providing certain quality standards or operating responsibly.
*<do name="Kilimanjaro Climbing and Safari Center" alt="Up the mountain and around the world" address="Daytona Beach Florida" directions="Moshi, TZ" phone="386.788.4441 (o)| 386.547.7091 (c)" url="www.kilimanjaroclimbingcenter.com" email="[email protected]">The Kilimanjaro Climbing and Safari Center began in Tanzania and has grown to include adventures covering the globe. The brain child of two American brothers, one an ardent conservationist and executive with a leading environmental firm and the other an adventurer who has called many of the company's destinations home.
*<do name="E-Trip Africa" alt="" address="Head office in USA, Branch office in Arusha" directions="" phone="+1(302)722-6226 or +255 (0)753 896962" url="http://www.etripafrica.com" hours="" price="Pricing depends on the route and the size of your group" lat="" long="">E-Trip Africa is a US Owned company running treks in East Africa. The trekking team has some of the most extensive safety training on the mountain. In addition to Kilimanjaro, the company runs treks to Mt. Kenya, Mt. Meru, and the Rwenzori Mountains.</do>
*<do name="Climbing Kilimanjaro Outfitter" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.kilimanjarosafariholidays.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Mountain climbing specialist and Tanzania wildlife safari guides in Tanzania.Guided tours on kilimanjaro trekking and Tanzania safaris are organized professionally. </do>
 
*<do name="Kilimanjaro Tours LTD" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.kilimanjarotours.co.uk" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""> Kilimanjaro Tours, a family run business based in the UK and Tanzania, specialize in Kilimanjaro climbs and Kilimanjaro treks on Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru along with pre or post-trek safaris to the world renowned National Parks of Tanzania or the unspoilt beaches of Zanzibar.</do>
 
Kilimanjaro trekking trips are undertaken on all climbing mount [https://followalice.com/kilimanjaro-routes/ Kilimanjaro routes] such as machame route, rongai route, umbwe route, marangu route and lemosho route.
 
Camping safaris is of three types - luxury camping/lodge safaris, budget lodge safaris and budget camping safaris. Budget camping safari is cheaper while lodge safaris are priced higher. A 3-day sample itinerary can be as follows. It usually includes the Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater (featuring one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa) & Tarangire National Parks for a short but intense Tanzanian Northern Circuit safari experience. Safaris can usually be tailored by the operators to suit your needs and requirements.
 
* Day 1: Arusha/Moshi – Lake Manyara. Non game-viewing travel time: 2/3 hours. Distance: 130 km
* Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park – Ngorongoro Crater. Non game-viewing travel time: 2/3 hours. Distance: 120 km
* Day 3: Tarangire National Park – Moshi/Arusha. Non game-viewing travel time: 3 hours. Distance: 210 km
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